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Phosphorus Deficiency Problems in Dairy Animals and Their Management

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article image Livestock is the major contributor to Gross domestic Product (GDP) of Pakistan. This sector contributes 58.55% value addition in agriculture and 11.9% to national GDP according to national economic Survey of Pakistan. In Pakistan livestock sector majorly depends on economy from the dairy sector. Most livestock of Pakistan is reared by small dairy producers and […]…Read More

Zoopharmacognosy: Self-Medication in Animals

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article image It is a behaviour in which animals apparently medicate themselves by selecting and ingesting or topically applying plants, soil, insects and psychoactive drugs to prevent or reduce the harmful effects of pathogens and toxins. It is also described as use of plant’s secondary compounds and other non-nutrient factors by animals to control or treat disease. […]…Read More

Milk Fever Disease In Dairy Animals and Protocols for its Prevention

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article image The Livestock sector Funds 58.55 percent in the agriculture documented a positive growth of 3.63 percent during 2015-16 associated with 3.99 percent growth during the same period last year. Livestock is an integral part of Agriculture Sector which mostly rural people depend for their livelihood.In Rural Areas, People depend their lives directly on behalf of […]…Read More

Surety of quality vaccines for food animals

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The Center for Advanced Studies in Vaccinology & Biotechnology (CASVAB) was established in 2005 at University of Balochistan (UoB) with the funding of Higher Education Commission (HEC). The vaccine production and research in this field was a prime need of the country. The University of Balochistan has started CASVAB, as a center for higher studies […]…Read More

Georgian animals health experts visit UVAS

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STAFF REPORT LHR: A delegation from a Georgian animal health company Merial’ has recently visited the University of Veterinary and Animal Science (UVAS) Lahore and called on Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha. The delegation comprising Global Head of Veterinary Public Health Chez Merial Silke Birlenbach Potard and Marketing Head Large Animals and Veterinary Public Health Asia Sacha Seneque discussed with the Vice-Chancellor animal healthcare conditions, vaccination and treatment…Read More

Toxoplasmosis – a threat for animals and humans

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article image Toxoplasmosis is a widely spreading zoonotic infection, a disease that can transfer to people from animals. Toxoplasma (T.) gondii, an intracellular protozoon of class Apicomplexa, is causative agent of toxoplasmosis which completes its life cycle in more than one species and cause infection in different species. It is classified into three genotypes on the basis of polymorphism of genes (types I, II, and III). T. gondii type-I is more aggressive in humans. It replicates in the intestine…Read More

Long-term training on animals health stressed

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, has said that the short-term private sector insemination training workshops are playing havoc with the livestock as well as small farmers."The private sector’s one-month training workshops are insufficient to impart quality practical training, thus leading to complication for animals. Indirectly, the small farmers are also facing the brunt of complication to animal health," Dr…Read More

Lack of screening endangering animals diseases

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The absence of quarantine department to screen livestock at the time of import in the country is resulting in the spread of mysterious contagious diseases in Pakistan.This was stated by University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Talat Naseer Pasha while delivering a lecture at the one-month long workshop on "Capacity building of livestock dairy development department officers for the establishment of advisory services" at conference…Read More