Ludhiana 26 August 2021-India has rich traditional knowledge about primary health care of livestock. Looking the importance Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences & Technology (TDU), Karnatka to collaborate on research and training of scientist, veterinarians on ethno veterinary practice area. In a virtual meeting, MoU was signed by Dr. JPS Gill, Director of Research, GADVASU, and Mr. Atul Kumar Gupta, Registrar, TDU in the presence of Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor, GADVASU, and officers of both the institutes

Dr. Parkash Singh Brar, Director of Extension Education, GADVASU, welcomed the participants and facilitated the meeting. Dr. Gill from GADVASU and Dr. MNB Nair from TDU briefly described about their institute and their role for the farmer and social welfare.

Dr. Inderjeet Singh VC, GADVASU congratulated both the universities for entering into MoU and revealed that from the ancient time India was the hub of education and herbal treatments. Now it is the time to reinvent those treatise , validate them in the present context on animals . GADVASU has already been working on ayurvedic/herbal medicine for livestock treatment. A Collaborative Research Centre for Veterinary Ayurveda was established at GADVASU campus in December 2016 by Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India revealed Dr. Singh.

Mr. Atul Gupta showed keen interest in collaboration in ethno veterinary research involving domestic and zoo animals, climatic resilience, and one health. Further, both universities will work in tandem to train veterinarians, para veterinarians, and other stakeholders in this field.

Dr. Suresh Kumar, Head of, Department of Veterinary Pharmacology, proposed vote of thanks. Dr. SK Kumar Scientist, TDU, and Dr. Jaswinder Singh Associate professor, GADVASU were also present.