SHILLONG: The demonstration of 17 animal disease diagnostic kits assembled and developed under the DBT-ADMAC project was held at the Division of Animal Health, ICAR-RC, NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya which started on June 10 concluded on Tuesday.
The kits were developed with combined efforts of regional partners like College of Veterinary Sciences (CVSc), Khanapara, Guwahati (Core lab-I), ICAR-RC, NEH, Umiam, Meghalaya (Core lab-II) and CVSc, Mizoram (Core lab-III) along with national partners – National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (ICAR-NISHAD), Bhopal; ICAR-NRC on Equine, Hissar, National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics (ICAR-NIVEDI), Bangalore and National Research Centre on Pig, Rani. Dr NN Barman elaborated on the concept and validation of the diagnostic kits and how disease detection can strengthen animal disease management.
Addressing the gathering, Dr N Prakash, Director of ICAR-RC, NEH said that with disease diagnostic kits and the launch of Biotech Kisan, the farmers will benefit immensely. Dr N Kalita, Director of Research of AAU emphasized on the fact that detection of disease outbreak can have a social impact and the benefits of it are immense. Speaking on the occasion Dr C Shylla,
Director, Vety Servicies said that the right diagnostic at the right time can be a boon for the disease management scenario in the state. The programme was attended by Directors of ICAR-NRC-Pig, NERDDL, Guwahati, CVSc, Khanapara, ATARI, Umiamand Gaigonding Panmei, Financial Advisor, NEC Shillong along with scientists, professors, researchers and academicians from the respective institutes.
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