Training Programme on Livestock Disease Informatics Organized

28th August 2013, Bengaluru

A ten-day training programme on Advances in Livestock Disease Informatics and Biostatistics was organized at Project Directorate on Animal Disease Monitoring and Surveillance, Bengaluru from 19th to 28th August, 2013.

Dr. D.M. Das, Director, Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, Government of Karnataka inaugurated the training programme and highlighted importance of disease surveillance, disease containment and control of diseases in the country. Dr. H. Rahman, Project Director, PD-ADMAS explained the pivotal role of PD-ADMAS in drafting strategies for control of livestock diseases in the country and the importance of disease informatics. He said that disease informatics is an emerging perception in our country. Dr. Rahman informed that huge data is generated at the field level which is to be collected and reports to be generated for  mitigation,  prevention, control and forecasting of diseases.

Dr C. Renukaprasad, Vice-Chancellor, Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar was the Chief Guest on the valedictory function. In his address, Dr. Renukaprasad emphasized upon the importance of livestock disease informatics and called upon for collaborative work with the state Animal Husbandry Departments, Universities and Diagnostic laboratories. He appreciated the role played by PD-ADMAS in the field of animal diseases. Dr. Renukaprasad also distributed the certificates to the participants on the occasion. 

Scientists from ICAR institutes, Veterinary sciences and Fisheries department, Wild life experts and state disease diagnostic laboratories participated in the training programme.  This training is the first of its kind conducted for the experts of animal disease informatics.

(Source: Project Directorate on Animal Disease Monitoring and Surveillance, Bengaluru)