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GADVASU Organizes Symposium on Scientific Interventions for Sustainable Buffalo Production

M Kanika
M Kanika

The College of Veterinary Science (COVS), Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Ludhiana, (GADVASU) under the aegis of Indian Society for Buffalo Development (ISBD) had organized a symposium on “Scientific Interventions to Address Challenges for Sustainable Buffalo Production” in December.

The ISBD is a registered society (since 1987) at Hisar currently headed by Dr. S.S. Dahiya with more than 1700 registered members and aims for the advancement of all aspects of buffalo production at farms and institutes.

Key Interventions Needed for Sustainability in Buffalo Production

The symposium is aimed at providing a platform for the scientific community and stakeholders to deliberate upon various key interventions needed for bringing sustainability to buffalo production. It is being organized in a hybrid mode across eight scientific themes viz. Physiology and Reproduction, Breeding and Genetics, Health, Socioeconomic and Environmental Aspects, Nutrition and Feed Resources, Milk, Meat and their Value addition, Biotechnology, and Management.

Each session consisted of at least two lead papers delivered by eminent scientists working in the field followed by oral and poster presentations by participants. On the 2nd day, a poster session named IDEATHON under IDP- GADVASU has been envisaged to boost entrepreneurship through the novel and creative ideas from participants particularly students.

Around 215 Participants Registered for Symposium

Dr. SPS Ghuman, Organizing Secretary, and Dean, COVS, Ludhiana stated that to date a total of 215 participants including faculty and students from various institutes across the country have registered for the symposium. Keeping in view, the COVID pandemic scenario, vaccination for COVID 19 is mandatory for all delegates along with maintaining social distancing and other precautions as per COVID 19 protocol during the symposium.

The recommendations of the symposium would be helpful for agencies to formulate strategies for the upliftment of the Indian farmer community through the advancement in buffalo production. 

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