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IVRI organises seminar on surgical invention in livestock

Posted on Nov 23, 05:57PM | UNI

A two-day seminar on Surgical Interventions in Livestock at Field Level organised by the Division of Surgery, Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), concluded here last evening.

The seminar was sponsored by the Diversified Agriculture Support Project (DASP), Uttar Pradesh. About 150 veterinary officials from the field, including Chief Veterinary Officers, Additional and Deputy Directors of Animal Husbandry Department and nodal officers of DASP from all the districts of UP attended the seminar.

During the event, the expert lectures and demonstrations were given by eminent scientists and surgeons from the Division of Surgery and different universities on the latest surgical techniques developed to treat common surgical conditions in livestock at field level. The delegates showed keen interest in learning the techniques, and appreciated the efforts made by the organisers to disseminate the technologies developed by the institute.

During the inauguration, IVRI Director Professor Gaya Prasad, who presided over the function, briefed the delegates about the research activities and contributions of IVRI in developing diagnostics and vaccines for improving the animal health and production. He stressed upon the need to improve the infrastructure and other facilities in state veterinary hospitals, and requested the delegates to be more dedicated and committed in their duties to benefit the livestock owners.

Chief Guest, Professor Amresh Kumar, Director General KCMT and former Dean, Veterinary College, Pantnagar, appreciated various diagnostic, surgical and anesthetic techniques developed in the institute and urged the delegates to refresh their knowledge and learn newer and user friendly techniques for adoption in the field level.