Seminar Held On Prevention Of Dairy Buffalo Diseases In Pakistan
Zhao Deming stressed the importance of animal disease prevention and control in resolving trade bottlenecks between China and Pakistan.
The China-Pakistan Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation and Extension Center, China Agricultural University, and Royal Cell Biotechnology (Guangxi) Co., Ltd. hosted a cooperation seminar in Pakistan on the prevention and control of major dairy buffalo diseases, as reported on Friday.
According to Ghulam Qadir, Commercial Counsellor (CC), Embassy of Pakistan in Beijing, Pakistan and China enjoy great cooperation with potential in animal husbandry, agricultural exchanges, and sideline products, and the two sides should continue to strengthen their in-depth cooperation, particularly in the livestock industry.
The counsellor also stated that Pakistan is capable of processing dairy products for export to Middle Eastern countries, and he hoped that more Chinese dairy companies would join the dairy industry chain.
“The two sides should continue to strengthen major animal diseases prevention and control, establish foot-and-mouth disease-free zones, and encourage the export of Pakistan buffalo genetic material, livestock, and poultry products to China and other international markets,” he said.
Teng Cuijin, Chairman of Royal Cell, welcomed the visit of the Pakistani Embassy and Chinese industry experts in her welcoming speech and hoped that through the exchange of this seminar, scientific research institutes and industry-leading enterprises would jointly promote the prevention and control of major dairy buffalo diseases in Pakistan in order to meet the Chinese Customs quarantine inspection technical standards.
On the occasion, Zhao Deming, Director of the National Animal Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Laboratory, China Agricultural University, stressed the importance of animal disease prevention and control in resolving trade bottlenecks between China and Pakistan.
He stated that the university’s sensitive and specific diagnostic techniques will aid in the construction of disease-free farms and the monitoring of BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) in Pakistan.
The cooperation content, technical framework, and preliminary cooperation basis of major cattle and sheep epidemic prevention and control projects in Pakistan were presented by He Cheng, coordinator of the China-Pakistan Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation and Extension Center.
He also met with the project leaders of the Guangxi Buffalo Research Institute and Royal Cell to discuss the construction plan and schedule for the Pakistan buffalo embryo testing laboratory and major epidemic disease testing laboratory in 2023.
The requirements and testing standards of WOAH for the construction of immune-free areas were introduced by Xie Wenqiang, Technical Director of Inner Mongolia Bigvet Biotec Co., Ltd., as well as how the foot-and-mouth disease marker vaccine was applied to the construction of immune-free areas in Pakistan. The seminar was attended by approximately 20 delegates from Inner Mongolia, Shijiazhuang, and Guangxi.