LAHORE (14-04-13: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Vice-Chancellor Prof Talat Naseer Pasha has said that modern reproductive biotechnologies are very useful to enhance the conception rate in cattle and buffalos.
He said this while addressing the inaugural session of a training workshop on ‘Innovations in Reproductive Management of Dairy Animals’ arranged by the Department of Theriogenology of the UVAS in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission Islamabad on Saturday.
The Vice-Chancellor stressed on the use of estrus synchronization, fix-time artificial insemination and diagnostic ultrasonography in reproductive management of animals. He also called for increasing linkages and interaction between dairy industry, academicians/researchers and stake holders to synergize their expertise for the benefit of the farming community.
About 60 teachers, researchers, field practitioners and farm managers from government and private farms attended the workshop, which was aimed to equip the participants with the skills of estrus synchronization, ultrasonography, post-thaw semen quality evaluation the key factors directly effecting the fertility of dairy animals.
Every participant got hands-on opportunity to learn new skills during the workshop. A video conference session was also arranged on the occasion in which Prof Pursley from the Michigan State University, USA, elaborated the strategies for cows if they do not conceive to first time. Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad from the Department of Theriogenology was the chief resource person of the workshop.