UVAS Press Release

UVAS organised awareness Seminar on “Potentiated Probiotics as Alternative to Antibiotic Growth Promoters for Healthy Broiler Meat”

LAHORE (29-01-18): The Department of Anatomy and Histology of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore arranged awareness seminar in City Campus Lahore with the title "Potentiated Probiotics as Alternative to Antibiotic Growth Promoters for Healthy Broiler Meat”. The activity was part of the research project “Evaluation of dietary probiotics and zinc for production of antimicrobial residue-free broiler meat in heat-stressed broilers” funded by Endowment Fund Secretariat, University of Agriculture Faisalabad.
Dean Fculty of Biosciences Prof Dr Habib-ur-Rehman chaired the event while Chairman Sabirs Poultry Dr FM Sabir was the guest speaker and delivered a lecture on “Antibiotic Free Production: Perceptions and Realities”. He shared the current status of use of antibiotics in medical and veterinary practice. He stressed on the need for the local broiler production industry to work towards international competitiveness and to ensure consumer awareness regarding myths surrounding safety and goodness of broiler meat.
Earlier seminar started with sharing of the project findings with a wider audience including researchers, industry representatives and consumers by Principal Investigator Dr Hafsa Zaneb. Chairman Department of Poultry Production Prof Dr Athar Mahmud shared the "Recent trends in poultry research". The seminar was followed by a laboratory session for the participants and distribution of certificates and souvenirs.
Meanwhile, The Department of Statistics and Computer Science of UVAS Business School in collaboration with Quality Enhancement Cell of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore arranged a seminar on the topic of “The role of ‘big data’ for agricultural development: an application to disease mapping in livestock in Pakistan”. On the occasion, Associate Professor in Biometry from University of Sydney Australia Dr Peter Thomson was the resource person and delivered a lecture to students and faculty member.

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