27 September 2012 - Training course on “Application of Diagnostic Ultrasound Techniques in Animal Reproduction” concludes at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University
The 21 days training course on diagnostic ultrasonography in livestock organized by Centre of Advanced Faculty Training (CAFT) in Department of Veterinary Gynaecology and Reproducion, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, Punjab under the auspices of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi concluded here on Tuesday. The training started on 5th September 2012. The valedictory function was attended by Dr SNS Randhawa, Dean PGS cum Director Research and Dr HS Sandhu, Dean COVS. Dr P S Brar, Course Director and Head of Department, informed that 15 faculty members from Universities and ICAR institutes of nine states of India participated in this course. Dr Brar informed that the Participants were trained and equipped with hands-on experiences of set ups and buttonolgy of different types of ultrasound machines, practice on different animal species including cattle, buffaloes, equine, caprine and canines and use of color flow doppler ultrasonography. The intensive training also involved the use of special technique of trans-vaginal ultrasound guided ovum-pick up in cattle and buffaloes. Drs M Honparkhe and SPS Ghuman were the course co-coordinators. For the first time, on-line expert lectures by scientists from University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada were also delivered to the participants. Also, experts from Hisar and Pantnagar took part in the course.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Randhawa, urged the participants to ensure the use of learned techniques for resolving the diagnostic issues related to animal fertility. He stressed on the fact that optimal reproductive potential is must to ensure sustainable and profitable livestock farming and to make India the leader in livestock productive output. Dr Sandhu lauded the efforts of CAFT Centre inraising the background knowledge of participants and building their capacities through improving their abilities to do diagnostic ultrasonography.
The ecstatic participants shared their experiences about the course and expressed their gratitude to the CAFT Centre and the faculty for instilling in them the spirit and zeal to use ultrasonography as a diagnostic aid. The course ended amidst loud applauds as the participants, kindled with a spark to rise and make a difference. Dr VK Gandotra, Professor, thanked all for their support in organizing the course.
The CAFT Centre was constituted by ICAR with the objective to respond to the learning needs and make the facilities of the Institute available for the training of the veterinary fraternity of India. Right from 1995, Department of Veterinary Gynaecology and Reproducion, GADVASU has been organizing the training programmes for veterinary faculty from other State Agricultural/Veterinary Universities and ICAR institutes for learning of recent advances in animal reproduction. The centre has organized 22 training courses and more than 200 faculty members from all over India have been benefitted.