Ultrasonography workshop in animals at UVAS
LAHORE (10-03-17): University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences Lahore Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha has said that livestock sector is rapidly growing and there is a dire need for extending new knowledge to farmers for solving the problem of their livestock.
He was addressing the concluding session of a five-day workshop on “Reproductive Ultrasonography in Domestic Animals” arranged by the Society for Animal Reproduction of Pakistan (SARP) in collaboration with Department of Theriogenology, UVAS.
Prof Pasha asked the workshop participants to use social media to remain in contact, share their experiences and keep on learning the latest techniques used in animal reproduction. He also congratulated organisers for arranging such a useful workshop.
Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad said that modern diagnostic tools like ultrasonography have greatly helped in reducing economic losses in cows, buffaloes, equines, sheep and goats. He said that the workshop participants came from Gilgit-Baltistan, AJ&K, Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan, KPK and internationally from Bahrain and Dubai. He said the participants took keen interest in the workshop as it provided hands-on training on early pregnancy diagnosis and reproductive disorders in farm animals. He said that the workshop covered five species and created awareness among the stake holders about use and benefits of ultrasonography in animals through arranging interactive sessions between industry representatives and practitioners. The companies which are marketing relevant products and ultrasound machines also showcased their products and held interactive sessions. A visit to the stud and a dairy farm was also part of training.
A participant said that this workshop was very knowledgeable for them and they are impressed by ultrasound services in 24/7 extension programme of the Theriogenology Department of UVAS.