SRINAGAR: On World Zoonosis Day 2017, Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Ganderbal organised a theme based workshop entitled, “Measures to Control and Prevent Zoonotic Diseases”. According to an official press note, awareness sessions about the diseases shared between animals and humans were organised for veterinary officers and livestock farmers of district Ganderbal.
Dr Sabia Qureshi, Sr. Assistant Professor, Division of Veterinary Microbiology highlighted some important zoonotic diseases prevalent in the valley and underlined the measures to prevent and control such diseases.
In her power point presentation, Dr Qureshi educated the participants about the occurrence, spread and severe effects of important zoonotic diseases and impressed upon adhering to strict biosecurity measures to prevent the spread of zoonotic diseases while dealing with the animals suspected of brucellosis, tuberculosis, rabies, campylobaterios, swine flu, bird flu, etc.
Dr Parvaiz Reshi, Subject Matter Specialist (SMS) Animal Science, KVK Ganderbal briefed farmers about the importance of organizing such workshops.
“Field functionaries being involved with treatment and close contact with animals under field conditions are at great risk of contracting these diseases, therefore, the main aim of organizing such programmes is to sensitize them about the ill effects of dreaded zoonotic diseases, their mode of spread, prevention and control”, Reshi said.
“World Zoonosis Day” is celebrated worldwide on 6th of July every year.