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Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR): A silent problem causing infertility in cross-bred cattle

India has a huge livestock population supporting the socio-economics of the majority of the population. The country with a geographic area of 3,287,240 sq.km supports 300 million bovines, 65.07 million sheep, 135.2 million goats, and about 10.3 million pigs as

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Posted in Disease Control strategies

Dairy Development in North East India

Popularity of milk in the plains of N E India is at par with other parts of the country. There is also a positive trend in milk consumption by hill tribes. Unlike in 70’s, dairy farming is now an important

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Posted in Livestock Policy, Planning and Projects

National Occupational Standards (NOS) and Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Sector in India

  National Occupational Standard (NOS) describes what individuals need to do, know and understand to carry out a job role or function.   A set of such standard, aligned to a job role, is called Qualification Pack (QP). Agriculture Skill

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Posted in Veterinary Extension and Farm Skill Development

Streamlining private sector driven vaccination of livestock in forest fringe villages of India

Streamlining private sector driven vaccination of livestock in forest fringe villages of India Mass vaccination of livestock in forest fringe villages is an important and relatively common activity in Indian context to address the threat of disease transmission between domesticated

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Posted in Companion, work animal and Wild life health management, Uncategorized

Scope for private veterinarians in India

Dr Miftahul Islam Barbaruah Director, Vet Helpline India Pvt Ltd.  I had a recent opportunity to prepare a report on global veterinary workforce. Some very interesting statistics attracted my attention. During 2015, USA reported to World Organization for Animal Health

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Posted in Veterinary Profession and Continuing Education

Postmortem diagnosis and field veterinarians in India

There is a saying that “Postmortem examination is an art of disease diagnosis and the information we get is the message from the dead to the living”. Examination of the dead body by systemic dissection, recording of gross pathological lesions,

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Posted in Veterinary Profession and Continuing Education

Two cases of awarding psedo-superior breeding buffalo bulls

While delivering a lecture to a batch of educated dairy farmers I showed them a picture of a man, who was 8 feet tall and weighed 350 kg, and asked them if they would agree to marry their daughter or

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Posted in Farming and Enterprise Management

Animal Welfare and its scope with special reference to North East India

Animal Welfare and its scope with special reference to North East India Dr.Miftahul Islam Barbaruah As per world organization of Animal Health (OIE), animal welfare means 1)Refer chapter 1.1.1 and Appendix 3.7.1 of Terrestrial Animal Health Code. how an animal

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Posted in Animal welfare, Disaster and Emerging issues

Problem Tree analysis of veterinary service delivery in India

A problem tree provides an overview of all the known causes and effect to an identified problem. The following diagram was prepared in the context of veterinary service delivery in India. This is a living document and will be updated

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Posted in Veterinary Service Delivery and Practice Management

Starting a Dairy Farm in India

Starting a dairy farm in India This post was initially prepared by Late Dr P A Deore. Most of the information about dairy farming for prospective Indian entrepreneur is available in this post. We have added some highly valued tips from experts.

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Posted in Farming and Enterprise Management