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Annual meet of Advanced Animal Diseases Diagnosis and Management Consortium (ADMaC) held at Umiam

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SHILLONG, July 13: The Third Annual Review meet on the Advanced Animal Diseases Diagnosis and Management Consortium (ADMaC) was held at ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region Umiam today.

The event was attended by A Chakraborty Project Co-ordinator, SN Das Senior Consultant, Lal Krishna Senior Consultant, Md Aslam Advisor DBT, KM Bujarbaruah VC AAU, and Narendra Prakash, Director, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam. The scientist and the technical staff of the institute also participated in the daylong event.

The objective of the meeting was to review the progress made and to plan the strategy for further development of the region. Partners from all the eight North Eastern states participated in the review meet.

The institute is located in a strategic position, the international borders are open which leads to a cross border transmission of animals and diseases. A study and preparedness is required to handle any outbreak of exotic diseases. In the review meet models of development were formulated.

Piggery off late is an integral part of the region needs special attention. The meat sector has grown in the course of time and the meat requirement of the region is fulfilled. The meeting is of tactical importance as the inputs from the ground zero level is sorted and unique programmes designed for the expansion of the sector.

The event also witnessed a series of book and manual releases to name a few Connect NER Vets was launced the address book includes addresses, contact numbers, e mail IDs of Veterinary institutes, KVKs, State Veterinary Departments, Veterinary Scientists, Vety Officers of NER, Partners of ADMaC and Referal Veterinary Disease Diagnosis Laboratories distributed in India for exchange of information and easy communication. ADMaC Mobile application was also launched the App provides firsthand information on clinical and gross changes of important infectious diseases of livestock and poultry.

It helps the Farmers, Field Assistants, Field Veterinary Doctors to tentatively diagnose, the ailment and enables them to take appropriate measures to contain the disease namely Duck Plague, Brucellosis, CSF, Anthrax, ORF, Swine Pox, Procinecirco virus, PPR and Listeriosis.