A 10 days refresher training for livestock field staff is underway at Tsirang starting 12 May, 2014. The training, organised by Regional Livestock Development Centre, Wangdue is being attended by 37 livestock extension officials of Dagana, Gasa, Punakha, Tsirang and Wangdue Phodrang.
The training is aimed at imparting practical knowledge on correct procedure in clinical examination of animals enabling accurate diagnosis in the field condition.
This is expected to increase the efficiency of treatment and overall service delivery of the Department of Livestock. The training will also update the participants on emerging and zoonotic diseases of public health importance and prepare them for control strategies. After this training, it is expected that animal health workers in the frontier will have added knowledge and skills in prevention, early detection and treatment of emerging diseases. Further, field staff will be enabled to carry out emergency surgical procedures for most frequently encountered conditions in the field through practical sessions on live animals.
Officials with appropriate expertise from the Department of Livestock, RLDCs, National Animal Hospital and National Centre for Animal Health carried out various sessions.
Similar trainings will be conducted in other regions of the country. This type of refresher training will be a regular feature of RLDCs, aimed at enhancing the capacity of the staff working in the field.
– Submitted by Dr. Bir Doj Rai, RLDC, Wangduephodrang
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