2 day training programme on Diagnostic Imaging Techniques in veterinary practice begins at FVSc&AH, SKUAST Shuhama

Srinagar: Prof. J. P. Sharma, Vice-Chancellor SK University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu & Kashmir, virtually inaugurated two days training programme on “Diagnostic Imaging Techniques in Veterinary practice ”for Veterinary officers of Animal and Sheep Husbandry Department Kashmir at Faculty of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry Shuhama on Wednesday The training programme is being organized by State Agricultural Management Extension Training Institute, Directorate of Extension, SKUAST-Kashmir. Prof. Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi Director Extension and Director SAMETI SKUAST Kashmir Co-chaired the inaugural function held at Faculty Outreach Centre, FVSc & AH and was accompanied by Prof. M. T. Banday (Dean FVSc & AH Shuhama).
In his inaugural address, Vice Chancellor spoke on the occasion of the need & importance of Veterinary diagnostic services in reducing the pain and sufferings of animals which have a direct bearing on the livestock productivity and economics of Vice-Chancellor farmers underlined the scope of these diagnostic services in job creation as a source of potential entrepreneurship. The Vice Chancellor laid stress on strengthening the Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s (KVKs) as clusters with diagnostic service setup to cater to ever increasing demand for these services extended over a large area. The Vice Chancellor directed University officials to work-out an actionable plan with line departments to explore the provision for delivery of better diagnostic and treatment Veterinary services through proper review of the existing situation. Prof. Sharma pointed out the fact that Animal Husbandry has every potential to be the next viable alternative agriculture under continuously shrinking land holdings.
Prof. Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi Director Extension SKUAST Kashmir in his remarks called to the attention of the audience the scope of latest diagnostic tools used in Veterinary practice and need for the capacity building of professionals in this regard. Prof. Makhdoomi spotlighted to the participants the essence of lifelong learning that has every chance to turn into learning for earning, in context to the present training programme on diagnostics. Director Extension assured the participants of providing the best learning platform in coming sessions of the training programme through an able and experienced scientific staff at their disposal. He further directed the instructors to give a free hand and better acclimatization experience to the trainees with easy access to all the world-class diagnostic machinery in place.
Earlier Prof. J. D. Parrah (Head Veterinary Clinical Complex) officially welcomed the participants of two days training programme while Prof. Masood Saleem Mir, Associate Director Research (AS) briefed the audience about the event. The inaugural session was hosted by Prof. Abdul Hai (In-charge Faculty Outreach Centre) while Dr. Farahanaz Rasool (Deputy Director Training) presented the official vote of thanks.

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