Ludhiana 21 December 2017-Department of Veterinary Pathology at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana organized its very first 21-Days advanced training at Centre of Advanced Faculty Training (CAFT) under the aegis of Capacity Building Program (CBP) of Indian Council of Agricultural Research..

            Director of the Advanced Centre Dr Charan Kamal Singh said that the theme of this training was focused on clinico-pathological diagnostic tools. The topics covered in this training comprised of blood analysis, blood grouping, cytology, bone marrow, analysis of urine, faeces & body fluids and biosecurity measures for laboratory work. Participants of the training have been exposed to clinical techniques like endoscopy, echocardiography, ultrasound guided FNAB, core needle biopsy, skin scrapping and microbiological techniques as well as advanced laboratory techniques like  PCR, qPCR, Florescence Polarization Assay, FISH, Doppler analysis. Special emphasis lectures were delivered on advanced ante-mortem diagnosis of Rabies; clinico-pathological diagnosis of neoplasms and diagnostic approaches of mycotic & parasitic diseases.

Dr Singh informed that emphasis of training was on the hands-on training in immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, analysis of body fluids/extracts & examination of tissue impression smears.

Dr Parkash Singh Brar, Dean, College of Veterinary Science said that the participants of the training belonged to ten states viz. Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Rajasthan, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir. He said that all participants of the training were enriched by the conceptual and practical knowledge offered during the training by the Department of Veterinary Pathology of the university.

Dr Simrat Sagar Singh, Dean, Post-Graduate Studies and Coordinator of CAFT trainings, said that It is nice thinking on the part of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to choose the best Department of a particular stream, out of the best in the country, with requisite expertise, to take up the responsibility of grooming and orienting the fellow colleagues from sister institutions.