Symposium focuses on buffalo development: The Tribune India

Tribune press service

Ludhiana, December 10

A national symposium on “Scientific Interventions to Address the Challenges of Sustainable Buffalo Production” began with deliberations on buffalo development today at the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) here.

The event was organized by the College of Veterinary Sciences (COVS), GADVASU, in conjunction with the Indian Buffalo Development Corporation (ISBD), Hisar.

The inaugural session was chaired by Dr Inderjeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor of GADVASU. In the presidential remarks, he mentioned that bison production plays a central role and contributes significantly to the country’s economy.

He also stressed that such events provide opportunities for scientists and students to disseminate and exchange knowledge and ideas. ISBD President Dr SS Dahiya highlighted the role of society in improving the veterinary profession and the livestock industry.

Two sessions took place in the afternoon. During the sessions, scientists and students presented their research results and discussed several aspects related to physiology, reproduction, husbandry and genetics in the bison industry. During the symposium, scientists were honored with prizes.

Dr Nityanand Pathak and Dr Balbir Singh Puniya received a Lifetime Achievement Award for their contribution to the field of buffalo development. Dr TK Dutta, Dr SS Paul and Dr SPS Ghuman were honored with Distinguished Scientist Award. Dr Ashok Kumar Balhara and his team and Dr Prem Singh Yadav and his team received the award for the best team.

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