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US to conduct four-day training in plant pest surveillance

January 31, 2015 Islamabad (nation)- The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Survey Supply Coordinator for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, John Crowe, would conduct four-day training in plant pest surveillance in Pakistan. According to a press release issued here on Friday officials from Plan Protection Department and experts would attend. The training is part of the USDA’s support for the Government of Pakistan’s efforts to expand trade in…

Get sensitized on upcoming threats for Livestock and Dairy Development Department, Punjab

by Dr. Muhammad Rasheed - Lack of understanding on Policy Framework It's very satisfying that development of livestock sector has priority in discussion, presentation and implementation by all relevant icons. The whole scenario is leading towards “Reforms in Livestock Sector for Development”. The workable strategy already indicated in Livestock development strategy document by PRMP with approval of concerned authorities indicate shift from Curative to Preventive and Production. Moreover,…

Karachi hit by foot-and-mouth disease 954 times this year

December 28, 2014 - Faiza Ilyas KARACHI(Dawn): With tens of thousands of cattle head being transported from across the country to Karachi every month, the city has been witnessing food-and-mouth disease outbreaks much more frequently than the combined figures of the thre e other provinces, it emerged on Saturday. In the city, 954 outbreaks of the disease were recorded out of the total 1,119 and 2,591 outbreaks that have been reported from across Sindh and the rest of the…

L&DDD launches pilot project to ensure 100 percent vaccination

December 24, 2014 - BR Report - The Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Department (L&DDD) has decided to launch a pilot project for ensuring 100 percent vaccination of cows, buffaloes, sheep, goat and poultry in the province besides bringing down prices of 17 types of vaccination from 25 percent to 80 percent. This was disclosed by Chief Minister's Special Assistant on Livestock Muhammad Arshad Jutt while chairing a departmental meeting here on Tuesday. Speaking at the meeting,…

Saarc experts plan increase in high-yielding buffaloes

December 17, 2014 LAHORE: A five-member delegation from the Saarc Agriculture Centre Dhaka, Bangladesh, visited University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore on Monday and discussed with Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha and livestock experts the ways to produce high-yielding dairy buffaloes in the Saarc countries. According to a press release issued on Monday, the delegation comprised Dr Muhammad Nure Alam Siddiky (delegation head) and Dr Talukder Nurun Nahar…

Plant Based Nutrients vs Animal Based Nutrients

EVOLVE - Many people think that eating solely plant based food is not healthy and are still convinced that meat, dairy, fish and eggs are necessary part of our diet. Often when they learn that somebody is vegan; the immediate reaction is to question how on earth they get their nutrients from plants. Infact eating varied diet containing plenty of fruites, vegetables, nuts and seeds and wholegrains, it is extremly easy to get all the nutrients we reqired and more goodness besides with added…

Study Reveals Differences in Animal Welfare Training across Europe

EU - According to a new study, the main differences in farm animal welfare education across Europe seem to be in the reduced number of hours of education, less interactive teaching and fewer courses in English available to students outside the North West of the region. A recent study published in Animal Welfare aimed was to map farm animal welfare in university education in an enlarged Europe Union with emphasis on identifying existing differences and gaps. Information on 210 courses…

Animal Welfare and Rights (Part-1)

  By: Tean Zaheer AnimalWelfare: Animal Welfare is the physical and physiological wellbeing of animals. It enlightens the thought that animals must be granted the vitally important right- the right of a quality guaranteed life. Animal welfare is an umbrella term, it is a multi-dimensional term pertaining to proper utilization of animal resources, accompanied with a healthy and a comfortable life of the animal. Being Humane requires us to be benevolent and kind to the…

Free Online Course on Animal Welfare Starts on Monday

11 July 2014 SCOTLAND (Coursera)- A free online course that offers people the chance to learn more about the ethics and science of animal welfare begins on Monday (14 July). The five-week course from the University of Edinburgh and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is designed for people with no previous knowledge of veterinary medicine or animal science. More than 23,000 people, from 152 countries, have already signed up for this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), titled Animal…

Amazing Food Science Discovery: Edible Plants ‘Talk’ To Animal Cells, Promote Healing

May 28, 2014 General Health, Science & Technology Sleuth Journal - A groundbreaking new study published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research titled, “Interspecies communication between plant and mouse gut host cells through edible plant derived exosome-like nanoparticles,” reveals a new way that food components ‘talk’ to animal cells by regulating gene expression and conferring significant therapeutic effects. With the recent discovery that non-coding microRNA’s in food are…

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