SKUAST Organizes Workshop On Lumpy Skin Disease

Srinagar- A Workshop on Lumpy Skin Disease was organized by SKUAST on Tuesday at Vice Chancellors secretariat.

The Vice-Chancellor Prof Nazir Ahmad Ganai was the Chief Guest in the inaugural session of the workshop. The inaugural session was attended by Prof. Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi -Director Extension, Prof Haroon Naik-Director Project Planning and Monitoring, Prof Tariq Ahmad Masoodi, Registrar, Prof Tufail Ahmad Banday-Dean Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Prof. Shabir Ahmad Wani- Dean Horticulture, Nodal officer of LSD-Department of Animal and Sheep Husbandry Kashmir, Animal/ Veterinary Scientists working in KVKs of the University, stakeholders and scientist of the Directorate of Extension.

The Vice chancellor Prof Nazir Ahamd Ganai in his address appreciated the efforts of the Director Extension for timely issuance of disease specific advisory and conduct of workshop. Prof Ganai sensitized the participants about the importance of prophylactic measures for preventing the spread of the disease. He instructed for framing an intra-disciplinary team of scientists for a cohesive approach in dealing with the situation.

 “Strategic tools for control and eradication of the disease are the first and foremost requisite” he said. He also directed for generating a google form for getting the baseline data regarding the hotspots and affected areas at village level/Mohalla level and circulate the link through Animal Husbandry Department and KVKs to stakeholders/farmers. He enjoined upon the participants to be proactive in the field and take   recommended precautions for control of the disease.

Prof. Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi, Director Extension SKUAST-K presented an overview of the workshop and delivered a detailed lecture regarding common clinical signs and symptoms with prevention and control measures of the LSD. During the workshop extension literature in the form of a folder on LSD was also distributed among the participants. Later a brainstorming session was held regarding the subject between |Scientists of the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and stakeholders of the workshop. The session ended with a vote of thanks by Prof. Mohammad Anwar Bhat.

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