ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Ela, Old Goa, Goa in collaboration with Association of Avian Health Professionals (AAHP) organized .a two-day national symposium (20-21 October 2016,) on Poultry Health and Welfare at ICAR-CCARI, Old Goa.
Shri. Francis D’Souza, Deputy. CM, Govt. of Goa inaugurated the National symposium and highlighted the importance of agriculture, animal husbandry and scope of rural backyard poultry sector in the state of Goa. He also stressed that the exchange of information and ideas about poultry health and welfare among industry people and researchers will definitely help in the management of diseases in poultry sector.
Earlier, Dr. Eaknath B Chakurkar, Director, ICAR-CCARI delivered welcome address.
Directors of ICAR Institutes, Senior Official from State Government were present during the inaugural session.
Two eminent scientists Dr. RNS. Gowda and Dr. JM. Kataria were felicitated with Life time achievement award of AAHP for their significant contribution to the vaccines and diagnostics in the poultry sector.
Several international and Indian speakers presented the lead papers, oral presentations and poster presentation on novel vaccines and therapeutics, emerging diseases, nutrition, antibiotic resistance, food safety and impact of climate change on poultry health. Professor Glen Browning from University of Melbourne, Australia, Dr Marcelo Paniago, Director Global Veterinary Services, Ceva Sante Animal, France. Dr José-María Hernández Gimeno, Global Program Manager DSM Switzerland and Dr. Michel Bublot, Merial, Switzerland presented the papers on various aspects of poultry health and welfare.
Officials from ICAR institutes, NABARD, Department of Animal husbandry, and Agriculture participated in the event.
A Scientist-Industry interface meeting was also organized to deliberate on various issues pertinent to poultry production, health, welfare and antibiotic use in food producing animals.
(Source: CAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Ela, Old Goa, Goa)