The Department of Physiology of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC), Hajvery University Pakistan and University of Cambridge UK organised a two-day International workshop on “Animal Handling and Modeling” here in City Campus on Wednesday.
Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Masood Rabbani presided over the inaugural session of the workshop while Dean Faculty of Bio Sciences Prof Dr Habib-ur-Rehman, Operational Director Department of Clinical Neurosciences from University of Cambridge UK Dr Sohail Ejaz, Dr Imtiaz Rabbani and postgraduate students, professionals related to veterinary & animal sciences and medical sciences and experts from different countries, including the United Kingdome (UK), the Philippine, South Korea and also from different institutions all over Pakistan were present.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Dr Masood Rabbani said that for the prevention of diseases and research in animals it is direly needed to follow the international standards and protocols regarding how to handle laboratory animals, their humane handling and collection of blood samples under the umbrella of one health.
He said that for researchers animals’ health is on priority while conducting different experiments. He said such workshops are beneficial for professional learning of the latest methods of research and innovative knowledge. Prof Dr Habib-ur-Rehman presented the vote of thanks.
Speaking about the workshop objectives, Dr Imtiaz Rabbani said the aim of the workshop was to train participants on animal handling for different diseases module. He threw light on internationally accepted standards and procedures of research on animals.
Various aspects will be discussed during the workshop related to introduction of lab animals and diseases of animals, scientific and ethical procedures for lab animals, humane method of killing, personal health and safety animal handling and generals procedures etc.