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Training on Health and Feed Management of Dairy Animals Begins at GADVASU

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo
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A four-day online training programme on “Health and Feed Management of Dairy Animals” started on 27 September at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) in Ludhiana.

GADVASU is organizing the training program together with the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE) in Hyderabad. Scientific feeding of dairy animals is important for their health and to exploit their production and reproduction potential. Imbalanced feed, and improper health management, hinder profitability.  Assistant Director (Allied Extension), MANAGE, Dr Shahaji Phand formally welcomed all the dignitaries and participants. 

In the inaugural address, Director of Extension Education, GADVASU, Dr. Parkash Singh Brar highlighted the importance of the livestock sector in the economy especially when agriculture is facing stagnancy. Further, he stressed upon the role of balanced feed in maintaining health and thereby productivity of the animals. A compendium of lectures was also released during this session. 

This training will provide detailed insight on feeding of animals during different physiological stages, feeding of silage, mineral mixture, bypass fat and uromin lick. Common infectious diseases, Metabolic disorders, Mastitis, lameness in dairy animals, biosecurity and role of ethno-veterinary medicine in maintaining the health of dairy animals etc. will also be discussed. 

The course directors are Dr PS Brar, and Dr Shahaji Phand. Dr Jaswinder Singh and Dr Arunbeer Singh are the coordinators.

About Dairy Farming

Dairy farming is one of the most successful and growing sectors today. But due to lack of knowledge and training, dairy farmers face many problems and are not able to make a good profit from it.

Hence the government, vet varsities like GADVASU, and NGOs conduct training programs for the farmers from time to time. Farmers are advised to attend such training to learn new methods and techniques in dairy farming.

For more details visit the official website of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University.

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