December 5, 2022
International symposium in India focuses on dealing with transboundary and zoonotic diseases
The ICAR Research Complex in India recently brought together national and international experts at the International Symposium on Zoonotic and Transboundary Diseases.
The two-day event saw participation from all over India, the Veterinary Department of Meghalaya and International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) of Nairobi, Kenya, touching upon crucial aspects for control of transboundary and zoonotic diseases by recommending a One Health approach.
In the inaugural session, Dr. KK Sarma emphasised the need of One Health for managing diseases of wildlife, which in turn affect domestic livestock.
AM Paturkar, vice-chancellor of Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, endorsed the multidisciplinary approach in handling complex biological challenges. The international narrative from ILRI also underpinned the same, giving examples from their efforts to contain African swine fever in South Asia.
Dr. Ashok Kumar, assistant director general of animal health at ICAR New Delhi, pointed out that One Health is a focal theme of ICAR at the national level.
- Highland Post