Saturday, November 2, 2013

Training program on livestock diseases concludes at Guru Angad University

LUDHIANA: The 21 day training program on \"Advances in Diagnosis, Therapy and Prevention of Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases of Livestock\" organized by Department of Veterinary Medicine of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana under the auspices of Indian Council of Agricultural Research ( ICAR), New Delhi concluded at the university campus here.

The valedictory function was attended by S N S Randhawa, Director Research and heads of different departments. Compendium of Lectures and CD containing lectures and presentations was released at the concluding function. Speaking on the occasion, B.K Bansal, Course Director and Head of Veterinary Medicine department said that twenty five participants from 15 states of India participated in this training programme. He added that hands on training were provided to the participants on the latest techniques of diagnosis viz; ECG, endoscopy, echocardiography and management of digestive and mineral disorders, mastitis, lameness, abdominal pain management in farm animals. Swaran Singh and Dhiraj Gupta were course coordinators. Besides faculty of various departments of College of Veterinary Science, GADVASU, experts from different veterinary colleges of the country were also invited to deliver expert lectures and provide hands on training to the participants. S Prathaban from Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANVASU) demonstrated use of ultrasonography and echocardiography in small animal practice.

Important emerging and re-emerging diseases of sheep and goat were discussed in detail by Rajeev Singh from Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST), Jammu. U Dimri, principal scientist from Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar delivered expert lecture on advances in herbal medicine used in treatment of animal diseases. D R Badhwa from Palampur elucidated various aspects of parturient paresis, an important calcium deficiency disorder in milking animals. During this training program, participants had also an opportunity to view various activities of herbal drug manufacturing at Dabur Ayurvet Limited, Baddi unit. The participants also discussed about research projects on herbal medicines with the company\'s professionals.

The participants shared their experiences about the course and expressed their gratitude to the Veterinary Medicine department for instilling in them the spirit and zeal to use cutting edge technologies. They recommended that keeping in view the availability of modern diagnostic facilities and large number of dairy animals presented at clinics, the department should start post graduate diplomas in large animal medicine.
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