World Rabies Day observed at UVAS
LAHORE (28-09-18): The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore observed World Rabies Day and arranged a walk, seminar, quiz competition, presentation on rabies, and vaccination camp to mark the day to create awareness among public against rabies in City Campus Lahore on Friday.
Vice-Chancellor Meritorious Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha led the walk while Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Masood Rabbani, UVAS Senior Tutor Prof Dr Kamran Ashraf, Incharge Pet Center Prof Dr Asim Khalid including Chinese delegation and a large number of students and faculty members participated. UVAS Pet Center started the camp by vaccinating a dog.
Later a seminar was held, Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Masood Rabbani chaired the seminar. A number of students and faculty members attended the seminar.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Dr Masood Rabbani said that UVAS Parasitology Department, Pet Center, Epidemiology department and whole veterinary faculty is working actively for the prevention of deadly disease like rabies. He said that being a veterinarian it is our responsibility to perform our duty with honesty and full of dedication to protect our society from diseases and keep environment rabies free for the welfare of human being. He thanked Indus Hospital Karachi for working along with UVAS for the noble cause of saving animals from rabies and World Health Organization (WHO) for providing free rabies control vaccine.
He said that under this rabies-free training, Ravi Campus Pattoki students would be trained and familiarized with techniques and scientific methods for mass dog vaccination, how to work in rabies affected areas and handle stray dogs, catch dogs, how to use control poles for prevention of rabies.
Prof Dr Asim Khalid spoke about the dog behavior especially attacking and defensive behavior while Prof Dr Irshad Hussan spoke about the human cause of death affected by rabies.
Later Prof Dr Masood Rabbani, Dr Kamran Ashraf and Dr Irshad Hussain distributed certificates among quiz contest winners.
The purpose of the activity was to educate, vaccinate and eliminate rabies from the country. It was conducted to highlight the importance of the day by spreading awareness against rabies.