The two-day Kerala Veterinary Science Congress concluded here on Sunday.
Papers presented on Sunday stated that 62 per cent of rabies in domestic animals occurs in canines and that the fatal Yersinia bacteria were detected in Emu reared in commercial farms, in spite of their increased resistance to the disease.
In the concluding session, Dr S R Srinivasan, director (Distance Education), Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, presented the lead paper. Around 100 scientists from various states participated in the two-day event.
Dr N N Sasi, director and registrar, Kerala State Veterinary Council, delivered the valedictory address and distributed the awards.
Dr P Sonima bagged the first prize and Dr V Lekshmi the second prize for oral presentation in the category ‘Animal Health Science’. Dr K Lekshmibhai and Dr C Divya won the first and second prizes respectively for poster presentation under the same category.
Dr K G Chandini and Dr N P Soumya secured the first and second prizes respectively for oral presentation under the category ‘Animal Production and Management’. Dr E M Muhamad and Dr K J Sooraj bagged the first and second prizes for poster presentation under the category.
Dr G R Harikrishnakumar and Dr Sunitha Karunakaran won the first and second places respectively in the category ‘Veterinary Basic Science’. Dr B Aravind and Dr K G Soumya stood first and second respectively for poster presentation under the category.