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  • Mass Sterilisation and Dogs Vaccination to be conducted in Thimphu Thromde

    Thimphu: The Thimphu Thromde in collaboration with the Department of Livestock (DoL), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and Humane Society International (HSI) will be conducting a month-long mass sterilisation and vaccination campaign to control the increasing population of free roaming (stray) dogs in Thimphu Thromde from 1-31 July 2013.

    The program will be launched with an opening ceremony on 29th June at the clock tower followed by a live panel discussion on the BBS TV on 30th June.

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  • Training Program on Diagnosis of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A (H5N1)

    Five Day Training Program on Diagnosis of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A (H5N1) and Newcastle Disease, and FMD serum antibody at RLDC, Kanglung

    Staff from National Centre for Animal Healh had conducted hands-on training for laboratory staff of Regional Livestock Development Centre, Kanglung on diagnosis of Highly Pathogenic Avain Influenza using real time (r) reverse transcription(RT) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and diagnosis of Foot-and-Mouth disease serum antibody using ELISA.

    Master Mix Preparation for RT-PCR
    Master Mix Preparation for RT-PCR
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  • Competency course for the sale of pre-determined lists of veterinary medicines starts

    Lobeysa, 20 June: A three-week long competency course for the sale of pre-determined lists of veterinary medicines has started at the College of Natural Resources (CNR). Around 15 participants including ex-animal health workers and Class X pass candidates are attending it. They were nominated by the feed sale agents and farmer’s co-operatives and also the individuals interested to sale veterinary medicines.

    The course is aimed to promote Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) through private sector development by sale of veterinary products/medicines by feed agents and to overcome the drug shortages while also creating employment opportunities.

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  • BAFRA Laboratory Officials Receive Training on ISO/IEC 17025 Standards

    A week long refreshers’ training course on the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 standard for competence of the testing and calibration  laboratories has been conducted from 11th – 17th June 2013 for the laboratory officials of National Food Testing Laboratory (NFTL), BAFRA, Yusipang. Dr. G. M Tewari, UNIDO International Laboratory Expert was the resource person through support from United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Project on Standards, Metrology, Testing and Quality (SMTQ). The main objectives of such trainings are to sustain and upgrade the accredited scope of NFTL.

    The training programme covered the following aspects:

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  • NBC seminar

    A seminar on “The National Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Utilization Program with special focus on Access and Benefit-sharing, Traditional knowledge and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture” was held at the College of Natural Resources, Lobesa on 6th June, 2013.

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