Dirang,22nd August 2016.
Dr D. Das (Jt Director, Academics, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar) inaugurated a ten-day short course on ‘Optimizing Fertility in Livestock of Hill Ecosystem Applying Modern Approaches’, sponsored by Education Division, ICAR, on 22 August 2016 at National Research Centre on Yak. Dr Das emphasized the requirements of advanced molecular approaches for assisting the basic breeding strategies to optimize fertility of livestock sustaining under harsh geo-climatic hill ecosystem. Dr Das appreciated the institute for selecting the topic of addressing issues of fertility and production of high altitude animals.
Dr S.N. Baruah (Registrar, College of Veterinary Sciences, AAU, Khanapara) graced the programme as guest of honour and urged on increasing the dwindling population of yak with the support of suitable assisted reproductive techniques like estrous synchronization and fixed time artificial insemination. Dr S.M. Deb (Director, NRC on Yak) focused on the issues like challenges and concerns of yak husbandry and the lead role played by the NRC on Yak to address these problems. The Education Division (ICAR) rendered the knowledge on ‘Optimizing Fertility in Livestock of Hill Ecosystem Applying Modern Approaches’ through this course to 17 participants from various State Agricultural Universities, Krishi Vigyan Kendras, Counsil of Scientific and Industrial Research and ICAR Institutes.
(Source: ICAR- National Research Centre on Yak)