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April 1, 2013

Biosecurity standards launched for sheep, goat farms

April 01, 2013 Voluntary made-in-Canada standards, compiling best-management practices needed for farm-level biosecurity, have been rolled out for use on Canadian sheep and goat operations, with the stated aim of sharpening a competitive edge. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency on Wednesday and Thursday launched the new national standards for goat and sheep farms respectively, laying out specific practices each sector can follow to set up or improve existing farm-level biosecurity and…

Rabies National Disease Burden: Identifying Key Issues, Developing Solutions

April 01, 2013 A joint meeting was arranged by WHO, Director General Health Services Punjab, CDC, Institute of Public Health Lahore, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore, Director General Live Stocks, Infectious Disease Hospital Lahore, Executive District Officers - (Health) Punjab. A seminar /workshop was organized by above mentioned authorities to overcome the increasing number of death toll due to rabies. Rabies is a 100 % fatal disease which is usually  transferred…

Vaccination in Poultry

Introduction Disease prevention through vaccination is one of the aspects of bio-security. Disease causing organisms can be classified as smallest to largest - viruses, mycoplasma, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and parasites. All these organisms are susceptible to chemotherapy, except viruses. Bacterial infections are controlled through antibiotics but not much medication is available to fight viral infections thus vaccines are used. Control of viral diseases is dependent on prevention…

The Next Steps In Weed Control

April 01, 2013 For anyone who pays attention to the news, the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds in agricultural fields is quickly becoming a pandemic of sorts. To appreciate this fact, consider just a few of the numbers to come out at the recent 53rd meeting of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA/67th meeting of the Northeastern Weed Science Society (NWSS): In America during 2012, it is estimated by researchers that more than 60 million acres of farmland were invested with…

Top 5 Trends In Agriculture Technology

By Joseph Russo Emerging technology is arguably one of the most significant issues ahead for ag retailers. It is in that spirit that I present my top five technology trends, picked out as being the most important from the perspective of an information technology company. 1. Education. The first and probably the most important topic is education. With the rapid advances in computers and communication, it has become increasingly difficult for anyone in the agricultural community to keep…

Agriculture In The Year 2025

Monday, 01 April 2013 There are plenty of changes ahead for agriculture over the next dozen years, says one expert. If you watch a lot of movies and television shows (as I do), you will find quite of bit of prognosticating on what the future will look like. At worst, this can seem old-fashioned (such as Back to the Future Part II thinking that multiple fax machines would be in every home by 2015). At best (as in the case of Star Trek), it can be thought-provoking. And this trend is…

دنیا میں غذائی بحران پیدا ہونے کا خدشہ: آسٹریلوی سائنسدان

زرعی یونیورسٹی فیصل آبادہینڈ آؤٹ فیصل آباد یکم اپریل ( )آسٹریلوی سائنسدان پروفیسر راب فزگرالڈ نے کہاہے کہ دنیا میں غلے کی پیدا وار 0.9 فیصد سالانہ کی شرح سے بڑھ رہی ہے جبکہ آبادی کی رفتار 1.7 فیصد سالانہ ہے جس کی وجہ سے آنے والے سالوں میں دنیا میں غذائی بحران پیدا ہونے کا خدشہ ہے جس سے عہد ہ برا ہونے کے لئے سائنسدانوں کو مل جل کر کوششیں کرنا ہوں گی ۔ ان خیالات کا اظہار انہوں نے زرعی یونیورسٹی فیصل آباد کے وائس چانسلر پروفیسر ڈاکٹر اقرار احمد خاں کے ساتھ ان کے چیمبر میں ملاقات کے دوران…

Pakistan’s social sector spending at lowest mark: UNDP

Mehtab Haider Friday, March 29, 2013 ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s social sector spending touched the lowest mark, which resulted in widening of inequality, Human Development Report 2013, launched by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on Thursday, revealed. The report also said that the country’s politics is dominated by 100 families, which were represented in the recently dissolved national and provincial assemblies. Pakistan’s rank in Human Development Index (HDI) has already…

BABESIOSIS (Tick-Borne Disease)

Monday, 01 April 2013 Babesiosis is an economically important (Uilenberg 2006), most common and life threatening (Boozer and Macintire 2003; Miyama et al. 2005) tick-borne disease that affects a wide range of vertebrate hosts in both the tropical and subtropical regions of the world (Uilenberg 2006). It is a well-recognized disease of veterinary importance and has shown appreciable morbidity and mortality in domestic animals including, cattle, horses cats and dogs (Schoeman 2009), which…

Catharanthus roseus (A Herbal Plant)

Monday, 01 April 2013 The therapeutic efficacies of many indigenous plants for various diseases have been described by many traditional herbal medicine practioners (Natarajan 2003). Catharanthus roseus also known as Vinca rosea, belongs to family Apocynaceae. It is also called by various other common names like periwinkle, madagascar, sadabahar and nantara (Raza et al. 2003). It posses a lot of medicinal properties like antifungal properties (Jaleel et al. 2007), antibacterial properties…

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