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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University
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Pashu Palan Mela Concludes with a message to manage crop residue in an environment friendly way

September 21

Pashu Palan Mela of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana concluded with message to develop livestock farming as an impressive and effective option of diversification by keeping in mind crop residue management in an environment friendly manner. Mela attracted a huge gathering with a thought to develop livestock professions on modern terms.

Whereas Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University is contributing in the field of education and research it is also promoting livestock professions with its extension activities. To develop livestock professions, University is extending its services, support, know how & training to every economic category. Besides delivering services to commercial farmers it is also disseminating all the techniques to medium and lower category of livestock community to provide equal opportunities to farmers. It helps them to earn benefits with their limited resources. These views were expressed by Dr. A.S. Nanda Vice Chancellor GADVASU on the concluding day of the mela.

Dr. Harish Kumar Verma, Director of Extension Education informed that some of our departments are providing services for rearing livestock where as others are in the field of value addition of livestock products. These professions help them to earn a handsome income. Women can do these professions comfortably with their household responsibilities. He revealed that ornamentals fish, Aquarium making, flavoured Milk & Lassi, Cheese, Meat Pickle, Meat Kofta, Meat patties, Meat balls and a number of fish delicacies come in these professions. He said that Young entrepreneur can earn good returns in goat & pig farming. In this mela college of dairy science and technology displayed about 30 value added products of milk. Department of Livestock Products and Technology displayed about 35 value added products of different types of meat and eggs. College of fisheries displayed 10 value added products of fish meat. There was great response to these stalls. Farmers were highly enthusiastic to be trained for the development of milk and meat products and the departments have assured to provide them literature and training on their requirement.

Dr. Verma revealed that a large number of farmers visited the stalls and showed keen interest in the measures to be adopted for the control of parasitic diseases of livestock.  The department of Animal Nutrition has developed a number of nutritional technologies for the dairy animals of the state, which were displayed in the Pashu Palan Mela. Good quality mineral mixture and uromin lick prepared in GADVASU was sold at economical price.

Department of clinical Veterinary Medicine addressed the commonly prevalent diseases of the dairy animals of Punjab which are mastitis, mineral disorders, foot lameness and fore-stomach disorders.  The college of fisheries displayed different varieties of fish like carp fish, cat fish and ornamental fishes.

A number of farmers said that Pashu Palan Mela is a good rendezvous to interact with experts of different animal husbandry departments of state, scientists of university, technical experts of different companies and financial institutions collectively. Farmers purchased University publications entitled Dairy Farming, Package of Practices, University Diary, different types of calendars like calf calendar and animal diet calendar for brushing up their knowledge. Farmers registered their names for monthly magazine.

The Judgement committee of university adjudged all the stalls and in industry category declared Mankind Pharma first, Intas Pharmaceuticals and Provalis Healthcare Ltd. both second, Agro Pharma nutrition, Himalaya Drug and Aggarwal Dairy all three declared third. In the university category Department of Veterinary Parasitology adjudged first, Department of Livestock Production Management and School of Animal Biotechnology second, RRTC, Talwara, KVK, Mohali and Animal Diseases Research Centre third.

                The Pashu Palan Mela concluded with a new optimism to give a clean environment for our present and future generations.


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Vet Varsity releases Package of knowledge through Calendar and APPs on Mela

September 20

Two days Pashu Palan Mela was inaugurated today at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana at its campus. Sh.V.P.Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab was chief guest of the mela whereas Janab Hamid Karzai, former president of Afghanistan was guest of honor at this occasion. Dr. Harish Kumar Verma, Director of Extension Education informed that for efficient management procedures of different livestock species, “Livestock Calendar” developed by scientists of GADVASU, Ludhiana was released by dignitaries on the occasion of Mela. This Livestock Calendar is a comprehensive tool carrying monthly Animal Husbandry operations for dairy, pig, goat, fish, and poultry farming including fodder related practices. This is a sort of Universal Calendar covering all operations for 12 months of the year. It will act as a ready reckoner/handy tool which can lead to timely action by the farmers so that livestock management reaches at its pinnacle for better production. Once purchased, it can guide and help the farmer for years together.

Two android based Mobile Apps on Pig Farming and other is on goat farming were also released in the Pashu Palan Mela. These APPs can be downloaded from Google Play Store. These APPs covers all the pig farming related operations from initiation of pig farming and goat farming to its proper rearing, feeding and marketing.

Dr. Verma said that in the time of social media these Apps will be very useful for pig farming and goat farming. Farmers may get handy information all the time in their mobile phones.


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25th Silver Jubilee Pashu Palan Mela Starts at Veterinary Varsity

September 20

Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana inaugurated its 25th Pashu Palan Mela on 20th September 2018. Sh.V.P.Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab was chief guest of the mela whereas Janab Hamid Karzai, former president of Afghanistan was guest of honor at this occasion.

Sh. Badnore said that farmers of Punjab may take a lead in crop residue management. Tenacity of farmers of Punjab is not hidden to anybody.  He hoped that the farmers will control this evil with their prudence and in this season we will not see any incident of stubble burning. While taking about livestock profession and connection of crop residue management he revealed that we can use this by-product of agriculture in many other ways. Dr. Amarjit Singh Nanda, Vice-Chancellor, GADVASU said that diversification within the livestock is need of the hour. Theme slogan of this Mela was “Vigyanak Nukte Nasal Sudhar, Dugni Aamdan Laye Bahar”. He said that we are conducting a number of efforts to explore the new avenues in livestock. He also sensitized farmers for adulteration of milk for the wellbeing of our generations. He said that fish, pig and goat farming are very profitable ventures if we develop in scientific manner as well as poultry is also very commercialized now a days. Value additions of products also provide add on profit in comparison to conventional livestock professions. Dr. Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice-Chancellor, PAU, members Board of Management, GADVASU also graced the occasion.

GADVASU showcased all his research, education and extension programmes at the Pashu Palan mela for the benefit of livestock farmers.  Taking place twice a year in March & September it brings with its zest & excitement. This two days event at the Mela ground of GADVASU provided a platform for farmers, scientists, extension workers, Dairy officers, Fodder & Fisheries officers, various veterinary pharmaceuticals and agribusiness firms and banking sectors for showing their experience and information about the latest knowledge, technologies and schemes which has come up in the livestock sector.

Dr H. K. Verma, Director of Extension Education revealed that large number of peoples showed their interest in taking up goat, pig and fish farming and especially enquired about their training programmes. University publications on different subjects of livestock farming were also available. Different Departments of University provided useful literature to the farmers. Special interactive session on livestock rearing in the scientific way was organised consisting of live lectures form experts, questions and answer from participants.

Various departments of College of Vety Science put up their stall in the Mela and tried their best to transfer valuable inputs and recommendations to the farmers. The excellent germplasm of the University such as Cows, Buffaloes, Goats, Pigs, Poultry, Emu and Quails were demonstrated to the livestock farmers. The experts delivered talks on the various aspects of livestock, poultry and fish farming and the mechanism and procedures to overcome the common problems faced by them. Live demonstrations on the various aspects along with sale of milk testing kit, Mastitis Diagnosis kit, teat dip practice and acaricide drug application were also demonstrated to the farmers.

             An earnest endeavour by the College of Fisheries was the stall having various carp fishes, ornamental fish, Shrimp farming, azolla, duckweed cultivation and integration of fish farming with other livestock farming. People inquired about Fisheries profession, ornamental fish & saline water fisheries. Value added products of this college were also displayed on their stall for sale.

Different mouth watering vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies like Sweetened and Salted lassi, Flavoured milk, Yoghurt, Sweets, Whey drink, Paneer, Milk cake, Dhoda barfi, Meat patties, different types of Meat pickles prepared by College of Dairy Science & Technology and the Department of Livestock Products Technology were available for sale. Meat cutlets, Non-veg Momos, fibre rich meat biscuits were main attractions in the mela.

Enormous number of livestock farmers visited the stall put up by the Animal Nutrition Department to purchase the area specific mineral mixture, mineral mixture for pigs By–pass fat and uromin lick prepared by the University which is sold at a very nominal rate to the farmers. Different Self-Help Groups trained by Vet Varsity also put up their value added products for depiction, exhibition and sale. This has evoked excellent response among the aspiring farmers and visiting rural youth.

Farmers showed great interest in university publications. Directorate of Extension Education has published a number of books in simple regional language on very low price. Farmer showed keen interest for registering their name for monthly magazine ‘Vigyanak Pashu Palan’. New books, pamphlet, calf calendar, feeding calendar and pamphlets were released in the mela.

All the leading Veterinary Pharmaceuticals companies, Dairy & livestock related equipments, feed related factories put their stalls in exhibition. The departments like Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries of Punjab State put up their stalls in the Mela for demonstrating their activities. Different livestock associations established under the guidance of Veterinary University also put up their stalls for enrolling the members.

The Mela allures thousands of farmers from all the nook and corner of Punjab along with farmers from neighbouring states. Mela was also attended by dignitaries, Officers, heads of departments, faculty, students and staff. The Pashu Palan Mela will be held for two days (20 and 21 September 2018).


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25th Silver Jubilee Pashu Palan Mela of Vet Varsity: Set to serve all walks of life University invites students of schools, colleges, institutes and general public

September 19

The Pashu Palan Mela of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana will be a very useful event for people of all the walks of life. Dr. Harish Kumar Verma, Director of Extension Education informed that we have invited students of schools, colleges and different institutes through their respective principals at this knowledge hub regarding animals. He said that this is our open invitation through media that all the students and civilians must visit this mela and get the information about the animals those are providing us food, security and a number of other important benefits.

Dr AS Nanda, Vice-Chancellor said that in this mela our theme slogan is ‘Vigyanak Nukte Nasal Sudhar, Dugni Aamdan Laye Bahar’ that means 'Scientific interventions and breed improvement may double the income of farmer with more prosperity'. He expressed these views on the eve of 25th Silver Jubilee Pashu Palan Mela which is going to be held on 20 and 21st September 2018.  He

He said that mela will be a centre of attraction for not only the livestock, Fisheries, Poultry, Goat and Pig farmers but for children, youth, senior citizens as well as women also, because different items will be on display for different age groups, sections and nature. Dr Nanda revealed that whereas cattle, buffalos, goats, rabbits, pigs and different species including ornamental fish, etc. will be the main attraction for children, country-side scenes of University will be special attraction for urban children. He further stated that Pashu Palan Mela will be more useful to vocational courses students studying animal husbandry and rural culture as they will get more valuables information about the latest interventions in the field of animal husbandry, dairying, fisheries, etc.

Dr. Verma said that the experts of the University will provide on the spot knowhow through question answer session, discussion as well as practical demonstrations regarding upkeep, vaccination and other timely cares of the small pets like dogs, cats, etc. The farmers can come with blood, urine and milk samples of their animals for testing. Testing facility is free in mela. The pet owners will also get information about the latest products which are now available in the market. College of fisheries will display latest technologies for fish farming in fresh water, saline water, ornamental fish culture, aquarium fabrication, fish processing and value addition. Ornamental fish, aquarium plants and fish products will be available for sale. The house-wives who have either independently taken up the livestock profession or helping in it can also interact with the experts of the University to get the latest information about the livestock products and their usages.  It is also a good privilege to taste and know about the different mouth watering vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies like Sweetened and Salted lassi, Flavoured milk, Ice creams, Peda, Mozzarella cheese, Sweets, Whey drink, Paneer, Milk cake, Dhoda barfi, prepared by College of Dairy Science & Technology and Meat patties, different types of Meat pickles Meat cutlets, Meat nuggets, Chicken Momos, Non veg fibre rich biscuits and sausages by the Department of Livestock Products Technology will be add on attractions in this mela. He said that we are not working only on value addition but our experiments are going on to develop health food with low fat and low sugar. This combination will be healthier, he added.  University has made arrangements to create awareness about synthetic milk and demonstration on quality evaluation will be made. A milk testing kit has been developed by college of dairy science and technology will be also available for consumers. Experts of university will sensitize farmers about rice straw management and harms of stubble burning.

Dr. Verma revealed that the exhibition depicting latest interventions in the field of animal husbandry will also be very helpful for the unemployed youth and marginal farmers of the state who are especially interested in setting up their own business in livestock sector with minimum finances. The financial institutes like banks, insurance agencies and experts of the University will provide them knowledge. The food processing machinery will also be on display in the Mela to educate the masses about the latest interventions involved in the preparation of hygienic, fast and good quality food products. It will be beneficial for a common man as well as an entrepreneur.

University publications containing information relating to livestock diseases, their remedial measures and information regarding training courses to set up new units in livestock will also be available. The Farmers may register their names for monthly magazine of university ‘Vigyanak Pashu Palan’.


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International meeting on Brucellosis Control held at Vet Varsity

September 18

An international review meeting was held at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana to share the results of India-United Kingdom collaborative project on control of brucellosis funded by Department of Biotechnology India and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) in the UK. Brucellosis is animal disease which transmits to humans through direct contact with infected animals, particularly during calving and abortion event, and consumption of raw milk and dairy products. Participants from GADVASU, Royal Veterinary College, London; PGIMER Chandigarh; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; District Epidemiologist, Ludhiana; Department of Animal Husbandry Punjab; Punjab Dairy Development Board; Punjab Veterinary Vaccine Institute Ludhiana; Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, Jalandhar; Verka Milk Plant, Ludhiana; University of Sydney, Australia and dairy farmers attended this event. The meeting was facilitated by Ms. Hannah Holt, Dr. Jasbir Bedi and Dr. Paviter Kaur.

Dr. N.S Sharma welcomed and gave introduction of the project and depicted the importance of brucellosis in animals and human. Dr. Rajesh Kumar (PGIMER) showed human exposure to the disease and highlighted the need to ensure general public awareness of the risks of drinking raw milk and dairy products. Dr. Punam Mangtani from London presented data on brucellosis in the general population. Prof. Javier Guitian from the Royal Veterinary College presented forecasts of the frequency of disease in cattle and buffalo herds from computer simulation modelling under different control scenarios. Delegates from Verka Milk Plant, Ludhiana communicated about importance of milk pasteurization.  Dr. H.S. Toor, Deputy Director, Department of Animal Husbandry, Punjab and Dr. Ramesh Kumar, District Epidemiologist Dr. Ramesh Kumar, assured the house that their departments will support in the dissemination of project information at field level.

Dr. J.P.S Gill Director of Research at GADVASU summarise the key findings from the project and the points highlighted in the group discussion in meeting. Dr. Gill announced that it is clear that the fight to control the disease and communication of important public and animal health messages required an inter-sectoral approach. It was assured that the project team and delegates will continue to work together to tackle brucellosis in Punjab State.


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Vet varsity organizes International workshop on Extension Research Methodology

September 18

Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana (GADVASU) organized an International workshop on " Extension Research Methodology: from designing to publishing" in collaboration with PUM Netherlands Senior Experts. Dr H K Verma, Director Extension Education revealed that University has a long association with PUM Netherlands and on the request of University , PUM  deputed Willem Van Weperen to strengthening  extension activities  of the University . Dr JPS Gill, Director Research of the university was the chief guest for inaugural session. Dr Gill revealed that GADVASU has signed MoU with many international universities across the world and scientists from the university are actively working in various projects running in collaboration with these foreign universities. He further emphasized on necessity of accurate design, methodology and analysis of data for a good quality research in extension science. 

Willem Van Weperen, Senior experts in extension from PUM Netherlands deliberated on extension programme designing, situation analysis and documentation of extension experience. Dr Verma   also delivered one talk on scenario of livestock sector, constraints and how various disciplines/ departments can involve in effective extension activities. Further Dr Verma told this is first international workshop on extension being held At GADVASU. All the participants took keen interest in group activity given to them on various extension topics. A total of 45 including 11 female participants from different colleges, outstations of the university attended the same and expressed their satisfaction. Dr S K Kansal and Dr Jaswinder Singh coordinated the whole workshop. Dr Kansal told that extension wing of the University is using all means to make the farmers aware about scientific livestock farming and University is organizing Pashu Palan Mela on 20-21 September 2018 to exhibits and demonstrate all its developed technologies at a single platform. Dr AS Nanda, Vice Chancellor said that extension is the mouth piece of the university as it spread university technologies to the end users by all possible means. So we emphasized on strengthening and updation of extension regularly.


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Swachchta hi Sewa campaign By NCC Cadets of Vet Varsity

September 17

'Swachchta hi Sewa' campaign was inaugurated at 1 Pb R&V SQN NCC, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana. Dr. Nitin, NCC incharge revealed that this campaign was started on 15 September and will conclude on October 2, 2018, Birth day of Sh. Mahatama Gandhi.  During this period various programmes will be carried out by the cadets viz, mass awareness rallies, nukkad nataks, cleaning of public places etc. As the cleanliness first starts from home, the cadets started the campaign by starting the cleanliness drive from the premises of 1 Pb R&V SQN Unit followed by the Boys Hostel and the Girls Hostel.

The cadets also made the general public aware regarding the importance of cleanliness by developing different posters and displaying them at various places. The NCC cadets also helped Safai Employees who were working to clean the college surroundings and thanked them for their important work. 

The campaign was initiated under the guidance of Lt. Col. D.S. Dalal, Officer Commanding of the Unit alongwith the PI staff of the unit. He enlightened the cadets about the importance of cleanliness. They were told that as an educated youth, it becomes their moral responsibility to keep their surroundings clean and filth free which will lead to less pollution and also less disease outbreaks. Cadets felt sense of satisfaction after the cleanliness drive.


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Vocational Training Programme organised at KVK Booh

September 14

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Booh, Tarn Taran of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana organised a vocational training programme on “New Techniques for In-Situ crop residue management under a project on "Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization and Machinery for In- situ Management of Crop Residues" at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Tarn Taran. Twenty five farmers participated in this training programme.  Dr. Balwinder Kumar, Deputy Director (Training) of KVK welcomed all the farmers and stressed the importance of In-situ paddy straw management among the farmers for the protection of the environment. S. Navjot  Singh Brar, course coordinator, provided insight on importance of cultivation of short duration rice varieties for saving of the water and time for next crop sowing. Further, he also discussed about sowing of wheat with happy seeder in paddy field harvested with Super SMS attached combine harvest. Dr. Anil Kumar, Assistant Professor (Soil Sciences) discussed importance of in-situ crop residue management in maintaining soil fertility. Sh. Nirmal Singh, Assistant Prof  (Horticulture) discussed about the various implements available for the cultivation of vegetables without burning of paddy straw.   Dr. Amandeep Singh Brar, Deputy Director and Er. Ankit Sharma from KVK Moga, Dr. Parminder Kaur, DES-FASS, Tarn Taran, Sh. J.P. Singh, AR-Patti, Dr. Harinderjeet Singh, CAO, Tarn Taran and S. Gurbachan Singh, progressive farmer also put light on different topics on crop residue management. An exposure visit to University campus, Ludhiana and Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, PAU, Ludhiana was arranged. During this visit, Dr. H.K Verma, Director of Extension Education, gave detailed information about benefits of paddy straw in feeding of dairy animals and to cut down the feeding cost. Dr Verma said Paddy straw can be treated with urea for better utilization in livestock feeding. Dr. Mahesh Kumar Narang, Dr. S.S Thakur and Dr. Baldev Dogra of Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, PAU, Ludhiana also gave hands on training to the farmers regarding use of various implements for paddy straw management. All the farmers assured that they will disseminate message of KVK for not to burn paddy straw to every farmer of district Tarn Taran and will put their whole effort for residue management. They appreciated the effort of KVK for organising such programme.


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Vet Varsity to organize 25th Silver Jubilee Pashu Palan Mela from 20th Sep 2018

September 14

Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana will organize two days  Silver Jubilee Pashu Palan Mela on September 20 and 21, 2018.

While briefing about mela, Dr. AS Nanda Vice Chancellor GADVASU said that diversification is the core issue now a days in agriculture and we will aware and encourage farmers to adopt livestock on scientific lines through this mela. He said that livestock is best option for diversification. Dr. Nanda explained that diversification within the livestock enterprise is also a need of the hour. Not only Dairy farming but Fisheries, Poultry, Piggery and Goat farming are the good diversification options in livestock. The Value addition of livestock Products ensures better profitability in these professions. GADVASU is undertaking research to develop newer technologies in livestock. Krishi Vigyan Kendras and Regional Research Centers situated at different places of Punjab of Vet Varsity are also extending major services and inputs for enhancing the production from livestock he added. He said that this mela will be based on the theme to encourage masses to adopt livestock in professional manner with an objective to double the income of farmers. Mela Slogan is ‘Vigyanak Nukte Nasal Sudhar, Dugni Aamdan Laye Bahar' means 'Scientific interventions and breed improvement may double the income of farmer with more prosperity'. 

Dr. Harish Kumar Verma, Director of Extension Education, GADVASU said that in the Pashu Palan Mela the varsity’s elite animals will be exhibited to motivate farmers to breed superior livestock by getting the improved germplasm from the University. Books on Dairy Farming, Pig Farming, Goat Farming and Package of Practices for Animal Husbandry and GADVASU Magazine ‘Vigyanak Pashu Palan’ will also be available to the farmers. 

Dr Verma said that Mineral mixture, Uromin lick, Bye pass fat prepared by the university will also be sold at nominal rates.  Hoof trimming, teat dip practice, acaricide drug applications, urea treatment of wheat straw, preparation of uromin lick, Bypass fat, bypass protein and silage will be demonstrated at mela. Milk and meat processing technologies for value addition will also be discussed. The livestock farmers will be provided free testing facilities for nitrate poisoning of fodders, mastitis testing, testing of faeces, mucous, milk and feed samples. Farmers can bring the samples of blood, faeces, urine and skin scrappings for getting them tested for various diseases. The testing facility will be free during Mela days. Brucellosis testing in animals as well as human beings will also be done. A milk testing kit will also be on sale for checking major common adulterants like sugar, starch, urea, neutralizer and hydrogen peroxide. University recommendations in the form of live lectures, question answer sessions will also be separately arranged for the farmers on both the days.Separate stalls will be put up do deal with the farm women's queries and to address the highly concerned issue of the management of stubble.

Different departments of the College of Veterinary Science, College of Dairy Science and College of Fisheries will arrange exhibitions to display the new techniques and practices for the benefit of the farmers. All the developmental organizations of the state including Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Department of Fishery; Cooperative organization viz Milkfed and Markfed will put up stalls in the exhibition. During this fair other important private sector organizations dealing with production/marketing of animal feeds, medicine, vaccines, animal germplasm, animal farm machinery, milk & meat processing machinery, fodder seed and banking institutions will provide valuable information and know-how to the livestock farmers.

Various livestock associations being run under the guidance of university and Self-Help Groups will also put up stalls. A large number of livestock farmers not only from the Punjab state but also from the adjoining states mostly Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal and J&K are expected to visit the mela.


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Participants from 12 states join training on Surgical Skill Enhancement at Vet Varsity

September 13

The Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University is organising a training course on “Enhancing core and advanced competency skills in veterinary surgery, diagnostic imaging and anaesthesia” for the faculty from all over India from 11th September- 1st October 2018. This 21 day training program is sponsored by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. Dr. J. Mohindroo, Professor-cum-Head and Director of this training program informed that the Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology is serving as Centre of Advanced Faculty Training (CAFT), ICAR since 1994. Till date the department has successfully organized 30 such advanced training courses and has trained more than 400 faculty members and surgeons from all over India. He further informed that for this training a total of 55 applications were received and out of which 24 faculty belonging to 12 states and 18 institutions were selected.

The training kicked off with an inaugural function which was chaired by Dr S.K.Uppal, Dean Post Graduate Studies and Nodal Officer for CAFT trainings. Dr.  P. S. Brar, Dean College of Veterinary Science and Dr. S. S. Singh, Ex-Dean PGS and Superintendent of Small Animal Multi Speciality Hospital were the guest of honour at the inaugural function. Dr Uppal appraised the participants about the facilities created in the Department in particular and the university in general and applauded the hard work put in by the faculty for organising this event.

Dr. Arun Anand and Ashwani Kumar, the co-coordinators of this training program, stated that the module of training program has been meticulously designed to enhance the basic and advanced competency skills of participating young scientists on the surgical, diagnostic imaging and anaesthetic techniques used for a variety of animals such as horses, cows, buffaloes, dogs, cats and wild animals. Besides this advanced techniques like endoscopic, theloscopic and arthroscopic surgery, phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation, corneal grafting, LASER, Doppler, CT, minimally invasive osteosynthesis, general anaesthesia and positive pressure ventilation will also be discussed. Hands on training will also be imparted to the participants.


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