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Dr Samoon inaugurates Animal lab for vaccine, drug testing, other facilities at Zakura

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SRINAGAR, JUNE 26: Principle Secretary, Animal Sheep Husbandry, fisheries and Transport departments today inaugurated various facilities at Institute of Animal Health and Biological Products of Animal husbandry department Zakura.

The facilities included State of art experimental Animal lab for vaccine and drug testing, Bioinformatics cell, Screening of para staff for Brucellosis (a zoonotic disease) undertaken in collaboration of Department of SPM GMC Srinagar, Android App for disease reporting and Online facility for animal disease diagnostic test report receipt for animals pet and farm animal owners.

Annual report of the institute for the year 2018-19 was also released on the occasion in the presence of Director Animal Husbandry Kashmir Purnima Mittal, Joint Director Research and various other functionaries of the department.

Speaking on the occasion Samoon stressed upon the comprehensive approach to deal with the animal diseases. He said that department is launching maiden livestock breeding policy J&K in the near future and various other initiatives pertaining to farmer welfare, Eco Tourism and bio preservation.



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