Scientists from 12 states participating in advanced training program on Animal Reproduction at Vet Varsity
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research sponsored three weeks advanced training course on “Advanced Insights on Theriogenology to Ameliorate Reproductive Health of Domestic Animals” was inaugurated at the Department of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana. This training program is focussed at minimizing infertility in dairy animals. Twenty five scientists from 12 states (Haryana, J&K, Nagaland, Assam, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Tamilnadu, Gujrat, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab) have been participating in this program. Dr. S K Uppal, Dean Post Graduate Studies, GAVASU was the chief guest in the inaugural function. Dr PS Brar, Director of Extension Education and Dr SPS Ghuman, Dean, College of Veterinary Science were the Guest of Honour and Special guest, respectively. A compendium of lectures was released by the dignitaries. Dr. Ajeet Kumar, Dr Narinder Singh and Dr Amarjeet Bisla are the coordinators of the training.
Training program is aimed at minimizing infertility in dairy animals. Quality frozen semen, healthy oocytes, pathogen free uterus, optimal nutritional and management conditions supported by latest reproductive biotechnological tools are the essential parameters of high fertility. During past decades, there have been remarkable advances in the arena of disease diagnosis, herd management and reproductive biotechnological tools to augment fertility. Hence, to maximize profitability in dairy farming, a multipronged approach is required. Herd fertility can be improved by incorporation of latest reproductive technologies viz, advanced methods of heat detection, modulating follicular dynamics, ultrasonography, and infrared thermography. Dedicated team of experts will update knowledge and impart hands-on training on different aspects of male and female reproduction.
Dr. S K Uppal emphasized that there is need to train scientists in the field of animal reproduction as more than 60% of production losses are due to reproductive disorders. He also said that scientists working in this field must be aware about the measures to minimize lameness and metabolic disorders. Dr. Mrigank Honparkhe, Director, Centre of Advanced Faculty training (CAFT) informed that this training program is being organized after a gap of 3 yrs. He said that deliberations among scientists to curb infertility problems in dairy animals will be helpful in developing a roadmap for enhancing profitability in the dairy sector