JAMMU: Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Sciences, RS Pura today hosted a one-day workshop on “Veterinary Practices and Updates” for field veterinarians and graduate students.
The event, organized under the aegis of “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”, aimed to update participants’ knowledge on various recent dimensions of veterinary practices. Prof. JP Sharma, Vice-Chancellor, SKUAST-Jammu opened the workshop as guest of honor in the presence of Dr Doifode Sagar Dattatray, Director, Department of Breeding, Jammu and Shri Krishan Lal, JKAS, Director, Sheep Department, Jammu, who were guests of honor during the function.
Prof Sharma, in his speech, said that field veterinarians and other responsible stakeholders related to agriculture and related sectors should work to meet the needs and aspirations of the farming community and that our research and development work should also focus on the same. He advocated for the organization of workshops and similar brainstorming sessions of 2-3 days on different topics related to breeding. He also said that the strength of the Jammu region must be capitalized to uplift the socio-economic conditions of the people. He informed the assembly that Jammu District has been selected for dairy development under a one-product district program. He further stressed that it was high time to focus more on processing, adding value and marketing, rather than just producing the product. Labeling, packaging and certification of agricultural and livestock products are other areas where much effort is required.
Livestock Department Director Jammu said in his speech that animal husbandry is the sector that can fulfill the Prime Minister’s ambitious mission of doubling farmers’ incomes and that the Livestock Department, Jammu has the ability to do so. He spoke about current and future trends in veterinary practices as well as the dynamic socio-economic conditions of society. The livestock manager also emphasizes the different livestock programs managed by the department and how these programs can improve farmers’ incomes.
He also advocated for organic farming and suggested the need to incorporate indigenous technical knowledge, homeopathy, unani and ayurveda in the treatment of livestock diseases as well as allopathic practices. modern conventional technologies to reduce the problem of antimicrobial resistance, which will be good for the health and welfare of humans and animals.
At the start, Dr Rajesh Katoch, Dean of Student Wellbeing and Course Director, SKUAST-Jammu welcomed the dignitaries and workshop participants, while Dr MS Bhadwal, Dean, FVSc & AH, briefed the assembly on the details of the workshop. He explained the problems faced by farmers in their routine husbandry practices and asked the experts to brief the field vets on the topics and areas concerned.
The workshop was jointly organized by the Division of Veterinary Parasitology and Veterinary Surgery and Radiology of FVSc & AH
The workshop aimed to update the knowledge of field veterinarians from the Sheep and Livestock Department and to adopt a collaborative approach in the field of veterinary research and field practices through interactions with field veterinarians, pharmaceutical companies. and scientists to develop common strategies and approaches. against animal diseases and their control. Dr. Gaurav Chaudhary, Technical Director of Vibrac Animal Health India Pvt. Ltd. presented a conference on the therapeutic uses of veterinary pharmaceuticals. Lectures on other different topics were given by experts, namely Prof. Rajesh Katoch, Prof. HRBhardwaj and Prof. Pankaj Goswmai.
Professor HR Bhardwaj (Course Director), Dr Ankur Sharma (Course Coordinator), Principal Scientist, KVK, Jammu, Faculty Members, Postgraduates and Committee Members attended the workshop . All participants received a certificate of participation. Dr Sanku Borkataki, Assistant Professor and Course Coordinator, Division of Veterinary Parasitology, thanked all the dignitaries, participants, committee members and specially sponsor of the Vibrac Animal Health India Pvt. Ltd ‘for the smooth running of the event.