Ludhiana 11 December 2021-A two day national symposium on “Scientific interventions to address challenges for sustainable buffalo production” organized by College of Veterinary Science (COVS), Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana in collaboration with Indian Society for Buffalo Development (ISBD), Hisar concluded today, on December 11, 2021.

More than 200 scientists and students from across the country participated and shared their research findings in this symposium. Second day of this symposium covered six sessions on themes including health, socioeconomic and environmental aspects, nutrition and feed resources, milk, meat and their value addition, Biotechnology and Management. In each session, lead papers were presented by nationally and internationally renowned scientists in the field of buffalo development and production. Scientists and students shared their research findings as oral and poster presentations during these sessions.

Mr. K. S. Sangha, Managing Director, Milkfed, Punjab was the Chief Guest of the Valedictory function. He interacted with the participants and praised the efforts made by researchers and scientists in promoting the development of buffalo production.

In his concluding remarks, Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice Chancellor, GADVASU emphasized that the theme of this symposium was very relevant in the current scenario. He also highlighted that deliberations during the scientific sessions in this two-days national symposium would be highly beneficial to address the challenges in sustainability of buffalo production in India, and will aid the scientists, veterinary professionals and dairy farmers to enhance buffalo production.

Dr. S. P. S. Ghuman, Organizing secretary of the symposium and Dean, COVS thanked the speakers, researchers, and participants for significantly contributing towards this symposium. He also acknowledged the ISBD for giving opportunity to organize this event. Dr. Ghuman mentioned that this event provided a common platform for all the stakeholders including researchers, academia and industry for sharing their experiences and expertise on the various issues related to buffalo production, rearing, management and health.

During the valedictory function of this symposium, best poster and oral presentation awards under different themes were also presented to the scientists and the students.