UAE delegation visits UVAS, discuss collaboration in poultry sector
LAHORE, 18-01-17: A two-member delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) visited the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore and discussed collaboration in poultry sector.
The delegation comprising of Dr Mohammad Karim bin Jabarah, Animal Epidemiology Consultant, and Dr. Mirfat Marhi Al Nauimat, held a detailed meeting with Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha and senior faculty members and discussed various issues facing the poultry sector in Pakistan and UAE, especially avian influenza and Newcastle disease, disease diagnosis, monitoring and prevention through vaccination.
The Vice-Chancellor told the delegation that a National Disease Control Committee is working at national level interconnected with laboratories from all provinces to monitor, diagnose and control diseases of poultry across the country. He said that the UVAS is closely working with the Federal Ministry of Food Security and Research to ensure food security and conduct field-oriented research and trainings. He said that UVAS has strong collaboration with poultry industry and there is natural synergy of working together to address the issue of the sector. He said that the university has also developed Livestock Vision 2025 for the country.
Earlier Director UDL Dr Amir Ghafoor Bajwa gave a presentation on diagnostic and research facilities in UVAS.