CHENNAI: The XXI Annual Convention of Indian Society for Veterinary Immunology and Biotechnology and International Symposium on ‘Livestock diseases affecting livelihood options and global trade – Strategies and Solutions’ was organised by the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Science University (TANUVAS) recently, to mark its silver jubilee celebrations.
The event was held in collaboration with the Indian Society for Veterinary Immunology and Biotechnology (ISVIB) at the Madras Veterinary College. Eminent scientists from India and abroad, deliberated on the theme areas: Emerging and Transboundary diseases in global trade, Food and nano biotechnology, Production and reproduction biotechnology, Infection and immunity and Translational research in Animal Sciences.
Registrar and Vice-chancellor in charge TJ Harikrishnan urged the forum to focus on the problems faced by livestock farmers, since the frequent outbreak of diseases had a significant impact on trade.
The Dr P Richard Masillamony Best Oration Award was presented to R Venkataramanan, joint director, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bengaluru, on the occasion. The convention and symposium was inaugurated by Cyril R Clarke, dean, Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, USA, who also released a compendium of the presentations. K S Palaniswamy, vice-president, ISVIB, A Thangavelu, secretary, ISVIB, K Kumaran, director of Research and Organising Secretary, TANUVAS, and S A Asokan, Dean, MVC, presided over the programme.