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November february 2013 2012

TECHNOLOGY RELEASE - 2013

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and Veterinary Services, Government of Tamil Nadu received the technologies released and delivered a speech of acceptance. Thiru C. Rajendran, Member of Parliament, South Chennai and Thiru Kanchi Panneer Selvam, District Chairman, Kancheepuram delivered felicitation address. Earlier, Dr. R. Prabakaran, Vicechancellor, TANUVAS welcomed the gathering and in his welcome address detailed about the new technologies developed by the scientists for the benefit of livestock and poultry farmers. Dr. K. Kumanan, Director of Research, delivered vote of thanks.

REPUBLIC DAY celebrations

The Livestock and Fisheries Week – 2013 of TANUVAS was celebrated as Technology release 2013 at PGRIAS, Kattupakkam on 19.01.2013. Thiru. T.K.M. Chinnayya, Hon’ble Minister for Animal Husbandry, Government of Tamil Nadu presided over the celebrations, released 21 technologies developed by the University, a book on “Technology Release 2013” and a hand book on “Livestock rearing for rural livelihood” for farmers, declared open the new buildings for the piggery unit, distributed certificate of appreciation to the scientists involved in the development of technologies and the best teacher (Veterinary and Fisheries), researcher, extension worker, farm scientist and clinician awards for the year 2012 to Dr. M. Selvaraj (Veterinary) and Dr. N. Felix (Fisheries), Dr. V. Balakrishnan, Dr. P. Kumaravel, Dr. P. Tensingh Gnanaraj and Dr. G. Vijayakumar respectively and delivered the presidential address. Dr. R. Palanisamy, I.A.S., Director, Department of Animal Husbandry

The sixty-fourth Republic Day was celebrated at the TANUVAS Headquarters on 26.01.2013. Dr. R. Prabakaran, Vice-chancellor, TANUVAS unfurled the National Flag at the plaza of the university and MVC in the presence of University Officers and delivered the Republic Day speech. The Vice-chancellor also presented the best worker awards to the Group C & D employees of the TANUVAS in recognition of their performance. The Deans of the constituent colleges also hoisted the National Flag at their respective campuses. The staff and students of the respective colleges attended the celebration in large numbers.

SEMINAR ON NEW ADVANCED AQUACULTURE A one day Seminar on “New... Advanced... Profitable... Aquaculture Technologies” was organized by the TANUVAS at MVC, Chennai for the benefit of fish hatchery operators, farmers and traders of Tamil Nadu

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Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University News Letter - February 2013 because it understands the significance of livestock and poultry rearing as an important livelihood option for rural people. Dr. R. Prabakaran, Vice-chancellor, TANUVAS highlighted the short-term as well as longterm economic benefits of backyard poultry keeping in Cuddalore district which was worst affected by Thane cyclone. Dr. C. Chandrahasan, Director of Extension Education, TANUVAS delivered the felicitation address. Thiru. R. Kirlosh Kumar, I.A.S., District Collector, Cuddalore presided over the function.

on 21.01.2013. Thiru. K.A. Jayapal, Hon’ble Minister for Fisheries, Government of Tamil Nadu inaugurated the programme, launched two new research projects viz., NFDB, Hyderabad funded project on “Establishment of bio-secured ornamental fish brood bank” to a tune of Rs. 25 lakhs and project on “Developing aquaculture entrepreneurship in Tamil Nadu by improving breeding strategies and innovative farming protocols for high value ornamental fishes” funded by the NADP for a sum of Rs. 1.11 crores to be implemented at FREC, Madhavaram and delivered the inaugural address. Dr. R. Prabakaran, Vice-chancellor, TANUVAS delivered the presidential address. Thiru. C. Muniyanathan, I.A.S, Director, Department of Fisheries, Government of Tamil Nadu delivered the felicitation address.

FARMERS - SCIENTISTS INTERACTION MEET

TANUVAS supports Thane Cyclone Victims

VUTRC, Cuddalore organized free distribution of Desi chicks and other inputs to farmers in TANUVAS adopted villages of Cuddalore district viz., Vellapakkam, Maruthadu and Puthukadai on 20.01.2013. Thiru. M.C. Sampath, Hon’ble Minister for Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu, inaugurated the special mass health camp for livestock and poultry, distributed the Desi chicks (in the ratio of 10 + 2 chicks / person) to 30 beneficiaries (10 beneficiaries from each of the three selected villages), TANUVAS Mineral Mixture, Co-4 fodder slips, Co-FS-29 seeds, Hedge Lucerne, Agathi seeds and Glyricidia slips and delivered the special address. In his special address, the Hon’ble Minister mentioned that the State Government is giving more importance to animal husbandry schemes

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Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and the Department of Animal Husbandry jointly organized a farmers and scientists interaction meet on “Dairy and small ruminants production” at Yethapur village, Salem District on 31.01.2013. Ms. Santha Sheela Nair, I.A.S. (Rtd.), Vice-chairman, State Planning Commission, Government of Tamil Nadu inaugurated the meet. In her inaugural address highlighted the Government initiatives and schemes for the livelihood upliftment of rural livestock and poultry farmers of the state. Dr. R. Prabakaran, Vicechancellor, TANUVAS addressed the farmers about the role of livestock and poultry sector in augmenting their income for better livelihood and briefed about the advanced, low cost, simple labour saving technologies developed by the University for the benefit of rural farming community. Earlier, Dr. P.J. Balasubramanian, RJD(AH), Salem District welcomed the gathering and Dr. C. Chandrahasan, Director of Extension Education, TANUVAS proposed the vote of thanks. More than 1000 farmers comprising of SHG women, beneficiaries of various Government schemes, rural unemployed youths etc., were benefited. An exhibition on various animal husbandry technologies was also arranged. The Vice-chairman also visited and interacted with the Government scheme beneficiaries at their farm premises at Muthampatty and B. Karadipatty villages of Salem District.


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ANIMAL HUSBANDRY SECRETARY VISITS

Director, Zone VIII, ICAR, Bangalore. Programme Coordinators and subject matter specialists of various KVKs of Zone VIII interacted with the industry representatives during the Interface meeting.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STEM CELL

Thiru. Gagandeep Singh Bedi, I.A.S., Secretary, Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Department, Government of Tamil Nadu visited Veterinary College and Research Institute, Orathanadu on 10.01.2013 and inspected various departments and the proposed site for the students hostel. Dr. C. Veerapandian, Dean, VC&RI, Orathanadu explained the activities.

Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai, Nichi-In Centre for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM), Chennai and Virginia Tech, USA jointly organized an International conference on “Frontiers of Stem Cell and Biotechnology in Human and Veterinary Medicine” at MVC between 11.01.2013 and 12.01.2013. Dr. L. Radhakrishnan, I.A.S., Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Tamil Nadu inaugurated the conference and delivered the inaugural address. Dr. R. Prabakaran, Vice-chancellor, TANUVAS presided and delivered the presidential address. Dr. Sang Jin Lee and Dr. Sunil George, Wakeforest Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Gert Breur, Purdue University, Dr. Elankumaran Subbiah, Virginia Tech and Dr. Srinivas Rao, NIH USA addressed the gathering on stem cell research and tissue engineering. A total of 131 students and research scientists and faculty members from various faculties like human medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, biotechnology, and engineering participated. Earlier, Dr. S.A. Asokan, Dean, MVC welcomed the gathering and Dr. B. Justin William proposed the vote of thanks

KVK – INDUSTRY INTERFACE

KVK - Industry Interface, launching of Expert System on Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Enterprises and inauguration of first floor of Administrative building was organized by the Zonal Project Directorate, Zone VIII, ICAR, Bangalore on 25.01.2013. Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR, New Delhi participated in the programme, released the CD on expert system on agriculture and animal husbandry enterprises in English and delivered the special address. Padmashree Dr. M. Mahadevappa, Former Chairman, ASRB, ICAR, New Delhi delivered the presidential address. Dr. R. Prabakaran, Vicechancellor, TANUVAS released the CD on expert systems in Tamil dialect and felicitated. Dr. K.D. Kokate, DDG, ICAR, New Delhi, Thiru. Viswanathan, Founder Chairman, KVK, Trivandrum, Dr. K. Narayana Gowda, Vice-chancellor, UAS, Bangalore, Dr.E. Vadivel, Project Officer, e-Extension centre, TNAU, Coimbatore and Dr. C. Chandrahasan, Director of Extension Education, TANUVAS participated. The KVK Industry Interface was co-ordinated by Dr. S. Prabhukumar, Zonal Project

FARM RADIO SCHOOL The Scheme for Veterinary and Animal Sciences Information Service Centre, University Publication Division, Directorate of Distance Education, TANUVAS, Chennai in association with All India Radio, Chennai is conducting a Farm Radio School Programme on “Food Processing Technologies” for the benefit of the farming community. The programme commenced on 05.02.2013 (Tuesday) and will be broadcast every Tuesday between 06.05 pm to 06.20 pm for a period of 13 weeks till 30.04.2013 in “Mannum Manamum” programme of All India Radio, Chennai (Chennai 1channel: 416.7m, 720 KHZ).

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Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University News Letter - February 2013

Livestock and Fisheries Week CelebrationS Constituent Colleges and Institutes

of Animal Husbandry, Tiruchirapalli and Rotary Club of Namakkal Transport city at Naganallur, Tiruchirapalli district on 01.02.2013. Dr. R. Prabakaran, Vice-chancellor, TANUVAS inaugurated the camp and delivered presidential address. Thiru. D. Thiagarajan, District Revenue Officer, Tiruchirapalli participated and inaugurated the exhibition. A total of 402 animals including cows, buffaloes, sheep, goats and pets were treated and FMD vaccination for ruminants and anti-rabies vaccination for dogs were carried out. Prizes were awarded to the best adult and young animals.

 Madras Veterinary College, Chennai:At MVC, Chennai more than 50 horses from the Commissionerate of Police, Chennai and from the

 Veterinary College and Research Institute, Orathanadu: A special veterinary health camp was conducted at West Garden campus of VC&RI, Orathanadu on 01.02.2013 in which 207 cattle, 97 goats, 1087 sheep were treated and also 50 cattle were treated for infertility by adopting estrus synchronization. Prizes were distributed to the best cow, buffalo, native cattle, heifer, calf, sheep and goats. Tmt. Amutha Ravichandran, District Panchayat Chairman, Thanjavur inaugurated the camp. Dr. C. Veerapandian, Dean, VC&RI, Orathanadu presided over the function. Dr. S.A. Asokan, Dean, MVC, Chennai participated and delivered special address.

public were dewormed and a free vaccination programme was arranged for pet animals especially for the dogs, in which more than 200 animals were immunized against Rabies, Parvo, Distemper, etc. Thiru. Gagandeep Singh Bedi, I.A.S, Secretary, Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries Department, Government of Tamil Nadu and Chief Guest of the occasion released seven technological short films, one audio CD and a bulletin on the technologies to improve the milk production and delivered the special address. Dr. R. Prabakaran, Vice-chancellor, TANUVAS delivered the presidential address and emphasized the need to organize such events throughout the State and explained the impact it created with the farmers. Dr. C. Balachandran, Registrar, TANUVAS felicitated. Earlier, Dr. S.A. Asokan, Dean, MVC, Chennai welcomed the gathering.

 College of Food and Dairy Technology, Koduvalli: A two day training programme on “Value added milk products, meat products, agricultural products and

 Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal: “Uzhavar Thirunal – 2013” was organized by VC&RI, Namakkal along with the Department fish products” was conducted for SHGs and rural youth under Tribal Welfare Development Programme at Koduvalli village, Tiruvallur District between 17.01.2013 and 18.01.2013. In the concluding section held on 18.01.2013 Dr. R. Prabakaran, Vicechancellor, presided and delivered the presidential address. Rtn. Raja Srinivasan, District Governor of Rotary Club, Chennai participated and spoke. A Veterinary Health Camp by the Directorate of Clinics, TANUVAS and a Rural Human Health Camp

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Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University News Letter - February 2013 in association with Annanagar Athithya Rotary Club and Chettinadu Medical College were also organized on 18.02.2013. A total of 123 goats and 181 cattle were treated. Dr. S.R. Srinivasan, Director of Clinics, TANUVAS delivered the special address. Dr. T. Sivakumar, Dean, CFDT, Koduvalli proposed vote of thanks.

importance of the skill development programmes and welcomed the gathering.  Contact Class for “Desi bird rearing” was conducted between 28 and 29 January 2013 at Madhavaram Headquarters, in which 126 participated. In the contact class series of guest lecture and practical demonstration were arranged. In the valedictory function, Dr. D. Thyagarajan, DDE, TANUVAS, distributed the certificates and gave lecture on health management.

 Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi: Four programmes at Vellapatti, T. Thangammalpuram, Alwarthirunagari and Kombuthurai villages from 14.01.2013 to 21.01.2013 were organized. A one day awareness programme on “Engine maintenance, sea safety and responsible fishing” was also conducted by the Department of Fisheries Extension, FC&RI at Mandapam, under NADP Scheme entitled “Establishment of marine engine and sea safety training centre for the fisher folk of Tamil Nadu”. A total of 122 fishermen participated in the awareness programme.

CENTRE FOR ANIMAL HEALTH STUDIES  The Directorate of Centre for Animal Health Studies, TANUVAS organized an awareness programme on “Animal Health with emphasis on

DIRECTORATE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION  A workshop on “Skill Development Courses” was organized on 28.01.2013 at the university headquarters. During the workshop, the subject matter specialists of TANUVAS created awareness

about the 18 courses offered in dairying, poultry farming and fisheries for the benefit of farmers, entrepreneurs, rural youth, farmwomen etc. A total of 306 farmers / entrepreneurs hailing from 25 districts from all over Tamil Nadu attended. During the programme, Dr. R. Prabakaran, Vicechancellor, TANUVAS released a “Handbook on Skill Development Programmes”, distributed certificates to the participants and presided. The Vice-chancellor, in his presidential address, emphasized about the need for offering skill development programmes in veterinary and animal sciences at the various centres of TANUVAS. Dr. G. Thulasi, Former Director of Extension Education, TANUVAS, in his special address, stated that the skill development programmes offered at the university will aid in increasing the income of the rural people. Earlier, Dr. D. Thyagarajan, Director of Distance Education, TANUVAS, outlined the

Zoonotic diseases” at Pakkam Village, Tiruvallur district on 24.01.2013. A quiz competition on “Animal Health and Zoonoses” was conducted for the Government High School students, Pakkam and prizes were distributed to the winners. Dr. V. Purushothaman, Director, Centre for Animal Health Studies, spoke on the Importance of Animal Health. An exhibition on important livestock diseases along with control measures were displayed for the benefit of the farming community.  Animal Disease Laboratory, Thalaivasal: A Oral Pellet Vaccination campaign in co-ordination with the Department of Animal Husbandry was conducted at Naduvalur on 25.01.2013. Around 550 desi birds were vaccinated.  Poultry Disease Diagnosis and Surveillance Laboratory, Namakkal: An off-campus training programme on “Desi bird farming and diseases prevention” for 58 Schedule Tribes at Kolli Hills was organized on 10.01.2013. Thiru. Chandrasekhar, Chairman, Kolli Hills presided. An on-campus training programme on “Disease prevention in desi bird farming” and an awareness program on “Poultry Vaccination procedures and disease preventive measures in poultry farms” were also organized between 18.01.2013 and 21.01.2013 respectively. An exhibition on the activities of

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Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University News Letter - February 2013 the PDDSL, Namakkal was held from 09.01.2013 to 21.01.2013. Poultry farmers & Veterinarians of Namakkal and adjoining districts visited the exhibition and were benefited.  Animal Feed Analytical and Quality Control Laboratory, Namakkal: Two technical meets, one on “Poultry feed quality and its importance of analysis” for 50 poultry farmers from various parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala on 22.01.2013 and another for 108 dairy farmers from various parts of Namakkal and Tiruchirapalli districts on 23.01.2013 were conducted. Dr. K.A. Doraisamy, Dean, VC&RI, Namakkal presided for the programmes.

the programmes and training manuals for the training programmes and a booklet on “Importance of egg and meat in human health” on 21.01.2013. TANUVAS Ranikhet disease oral pellet vaccine (D58 strain) was distributed to the farmers free of cost. A total of 94 farmers and 80 school students were benefitted by these programmes.

CENTRE FOR ANIMAL PRODUCTION STUDIES  Institute of Animal Nutrition, Kattupakkam: A one day farmer’s workshop on “Nutrient enriched paddy straw as feed block to improve productivity in dairy cattle” was conducted on 09.01.2013. A pamphlet on preparation of straw blocks was distributed to the farmers. Straw blocks were distributed to all the 48 participants in the workshop.

 TANUVAS–Regional Research Centre, Pudukkottai: An Inputs Distribution Programme under ICAR scheme on “Veterinary Type Culture Tribal Sub Plan 2012-13” at Mel sengattuppatti, Tiruchirapalli district was organized on 31.01.2013. Dr. M. Babu, Director, CAPS inaugurated the programme, released the training manual, distributed the inputs viz., 5 + 1 desi birds, 15 kg feed and Pancharam each to 30 tribal women beneficiaries and gave a special address on ‘Importance of desifowl rearing for the improvement in the livelihood of tribal people in their locality”. Under ATMA scheme two training programmes on “Popularization of turkey among rural farmers of Pudukkottai district” on 18.01.2013 and on “Newer technologies in dairy farming” on 21.01.2013 and 22.01.2013 and a FLD on “Popularization of TANUVAS mineral mixture” at Arimalam village on 29.01.2013 were also organized.

 University Research Farm, Madhavaram:An awareness camp on “Veterinary health and livestock production” and mass contact programme at Chinna Mathur village, Thiruvallur district on 07.01.2013 was organized. Dr. M. Babu, Director, CAPS, TANUVAS inaugurated the programme. Competitions were conducted for the best cow and calf and prizes were distributed. Dr. R. Prabakaran, Vice-chancellor, TANUVAS participated in the tree plantation programme organized on 15.01.2013, planted teak saplings and distributed prizes to the best workers of URF. A special infertility camp and mass contact programme at Valemprumpakkam village, Thiruvallur district on 08.01.2013 and two special awareness programmes on “Livestock awareness programme” for 80 students of Chennai Corporation School, MMC on 09.01.2013 and on “Role of Livestock and poultry in health” for 100 students of St. Joseph’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Assisi Nagar on 10.01.2013 were also conducted.

 Mecheri Sheep Research Station, Pottaneri:Desi birds were distributed to the tribal individuals under ICAR Scheme on “Improving Socio – Economic status of scheduled tribes through backyard chicken rearing in Mettur taluk – 2012 – 2013” on 30.01.2013. Dr. M. Babu, Director, CAPS distributed desi chicken, feed, mineral mixture and pancharam and delivered presidential address. A total of thirty scheme beneficiaries from Palamalai village, Salem district were benefitted.

 Institute of Poultry Production and Management, Madhavaram: Four one day training programmes each of one day duration on “Native chicken farming”, “Japanese quail farming”, “Turkey farming”, and “Guinea fowl farming” on 21.01.2013, 22.01.2013, 23.01.2013 and 25.01.2013 respectively and an Open Day for school students on 24.01.2013 were conducted. Dr. M. Babu, Director, CAPS inaugurated

DIRECTORATE OF CLINICS  Veterinary University Peripheral Hospital, Madhavaram: A free livestock and pet animal health care campaign was organized on 21.01.2013. Dr. R. Prabakaran, Vice-chancellor, TANUVAS inaugurated

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Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University News Letter - February 2013  Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Madurai: A workshop on “Entrepreneurial Avenues in Animal Husbandry and Biological

the animal health camp and in the presidential address highlighted the advanced animal health care services offered by TANUVAS. Dr. S.R. Srinivasan, Director of Clinics, TANUVAS, welcomed the gathering and highlighted the severity of Rabies and the need for immediate prevention. Dr. D. Thyagarajan, Director of Distance Education, TANUVAS in his address underscored the need for annual vaccination for livestock and pet animals. More than 250 dogs were vaccinated against rabies free of cost and a total of 195 animals and 50 birds were dewormed and treated for various health issues. A Rabies awareness programme for more than 100 students Sakthi Matriculation School, Madhavaram was also conducted.

Sciences” in collaboration with Vivekananda College, Thiruvedagam, Madurai was organized on 24.1.2013. Srimath Swami Paramananda Maharaj, Secretary, Vivekananda College inaugurated the workshop by lighting of Kuthuvilaku. Dr. R. Prabakaran, Vice-chancellor, participated in the workshop, delivered the keynote address and released two books on “Goats – Mobile ATM” and “Community Conservation of Local Livestock Breeds”. Dr. C. Chandrahasan, Director of Extension Education delivered Inaugural address. An exhibition on “Livestock farming”, two mass contact programmes, four calf rallies, two awareness programmes and two special training programmes were also conducted. A total of 1017 livestock were treated, 5000 Co-4 fodder slips and 100 kg of TANUVAS mineral mixture were distributed and 75 school students and 65 farmers were benefitted.

DIRECTORATE OF FISHERIES RESEARCH AND EXTENSION  Marine Research and Extension Centre, Tharuvaikulam: A one day awareness programme on “Crab fattening” was conducted at Vellapatti village on 11.01.2013. An Essay Writing Competition in Tamil on “Wealth of Gulf of Mannar” and an Elocution Competition in Tamil on “Hygienic handling of marine fishes” for the students of Government Higher Secondary School, Tharuvaikulam between 17.01.2013 and 18.01.2013 respectively in which a total of 50 students participated and Rangoli and Fish Food Preparation Competitions for SHG women on 21.01.2013 were conducted.

 Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Melmaruvathur: Two veterinary camps in co-ordination with Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences were conducted at Vedanthangal and Ammanapakkam on 05.01.2013 and 19.1.2013 respectively. A total of 1,127 animals were treated. A deworming campaign for ducks was also conducted at Melanoor on 22.01.2013 and more than 3,000 ducks were dewormed.

DIRECTORATE OF EXTENSION EDUCATION  Ethno Veterinary Herbal Research Centre for Poultry, Namakkal: A one-day on-campus training programme on “Desi fowl farming and ethno veterinary herbal first aid treatment measures for poultry” was conducted at Veterinary Hospital Campus, Namakkal on 21.01.2013. Seventeen desi fowl and poultry farmers and entrepreneurs from Namakkal and Dindigul districts participated and were benefited.

 Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Thanjavur: A seminar cum exhibition on “Livestock farming” was conducted on 07.01.2013. Thiru. K. Baskaran, District Collector inaugurated the exhibition. Dr. R. Prabakaran, Vice-chancellor, TANUVAS presided and spoke on the role of livestock in ensuring livelihood security to the farmers at all

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Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University News Letter - February 2013 Dr. C. Chandrahasan, Director of Extension Education, TANUVAS presided over the function and delivered the special address. A veterinary health camp at Harithkuvarpalli on 22.01.2013, a training programme on “value added milk products” on 23.01.2013, a workshop on “Cattle feed computation” at Mottupalayam on 25.01.2013 and a quiz programme for the students of Devalois Higher Secondary School on 24.01.2013 were also conducted. A total of 201 farmers were benefitted and 350 livestock were treated.

times. Dr. C. Chandrahasan, Director of Extension Education, TANUVAS spoke on the importance of Integrated farming system for Thanjavur district. Dr. C. Veerapandian, Dean, VCRI, Orathanadu, Dr. S.A. Syed Sameem, JD(AH), Thanjavur, Regional Managers of IOB and SBI, and AGM, NABAARD felicitated. A total of 470 farmers, 40 Veterinary students and 45 school students participated in the seminar and visited the exhibition.

 Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Coimbatore: A one-day training programme on ‘Profitable Goat Farming’ was organized in coordination with Thudiyalur Agricultural Cooperative Society Limited (TUCAS), Thudiyalur, Coimbatore on 19.01.2013. Thiru. K. Sivakumar, Special Officer, TUCAS inaugurated the programme and honoured progressive goat farmers, Thiru. N. Venkatesh and Thiru. D. Sasikumar. A ‘Special Livestock Health Camp’ in coordination with the Department of Animal Husbandry, Coimbatore at Karupparayampalayam on 21.01.2013 and an on-campus training programme on “Desi chicken farming” on 24.01.2013 were also organized. A total of 86 farmers were benefitted and 1496 animals were treated.

 Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Tiruchirapalli: VUTRC, Tiruchirapalli along with Rural Employment Training Institute Indian Overseas Bank (RETI-IOB) jointly organized a training programme on “Rural women livelihood security through dairy farming, livestock feed security through fodder cultivation and value addition of milk” from 21.01.2013 to 29.01.2013. Three awareness camps on “Oral pellet vaccine against Newcastle disease and TANUVASSMART and GRAND Mineral Mixtures were also conducted at Muthurasanallur, Thaluthalapatty and Malliampathu on 15.01.2013, 19.01.2013 and 20.01.2013 respectively.

 Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Villupuram: Two seminars viz., Clean milk production at Vanur block on 09.01.2013 and Metabolic diseases of cattle at Tindivanam were conducted on 11.01.2013. Also hands-on training on value added product preparation from milk at Kandamangalam on 19.01.2013 and Infertility camp at Thirukoilur on 24.01.2013 were held.

 Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Vellore: An exhibition on “Livestock farming” was organized at the District Collectorate Campus on 21.01.2013. Dr. P. Sankar, I.A.S., District Collector, Vellore inaugurated the exhibition and delivered the presidential address.

 Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Parakkai: Training programmes on “Ornamental fish culture” at Chinnamuttom on 15.01.2013 and “Livelihood aspects in fisheries” at Ariyaperumal colony (Puthalam Panchayat) on 17.01.2013 and awareness programme on “Composite fish culture” at Manjalumoodu on 18.01.2013 were organized. A total of 49 farmers were benefitted.  Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Dharmapuri: A two days training programme on “Goat farming” was conducted on 07.01.2013 and 10.01.2013. Ms. R. Lilly, I.A.S., District Collector inaugurated an exhibition on Modern Goat farming on 09.01.2013. Dr. C. Chandrahasan, Director of Extension Education,

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Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University News Letter - February 2013 21.01.2013. Dr. P. Kumaravel, Associate Professor and Head presided over the function and distributed prizes to the winners of various competitions held. Dr. M. Vijay Parthiban, Director, Life Science Intelligentsia, Delhi participated in the programme and delivered special address. Deworming, vaccination, artificial insemination and infertility treatment were rendered to 262 cattle, sheep and goats. A total of 41 farmers benefitted from the programme. A special Programme on “Freshwater fish culture” was conducted on 24.01.2013 and 12 participants attended.  Farmers Training Centre, Theni: FTC, Theni organized free FMD vaccination camps, deworming for small ruminants, on-campus training on “Green fodder development” and off-campus training on “Infertility management in cows” with distribution of free mineral mixture were well organized in 4 villages of Theni Districts from 21.01.2013 to 25. 01.2013. Around 650 cows and 155 goats were vaccinated and 437 goats were dewormed. A total of 90 dairy farmers were benefited.

TANUVAS inaugurated the ICAR scheme on “Veterinary type culture scheme” at Karikutanoor village of palacode block on 23.01.2013 and distributed two does each and inputs like TANUVAS area specific Mineral Mixture, Hedge Lucerne and fodder seeds to 15 ST beneficiaries. In the Samathuva Pongal organized on 22.01.2013, 76 farmers participated.  Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kattupakkam:An Animal Health Camp was conducted at Ninnakarai on

TRAINING FOR FIELD VETERINARIANS

the knowledge and skills gained during the training in field situations and also distributed certificates to the participants. Earlier, Dr. D. Thyagarajan, Director of Distance Education, TANUVAS welcomed the gathering. Dr. K. Kumanan, Director of Research, TANUVAS offered felicitation. Dr. S. Asokan, Dean, MVC, Chennai proposed vote of thanks. The second and third batch of the training were held at VC &RI, Namakkal and MVC, Chennai from 21.01.2013 to 25.01.2013 and 28.01.2013 to 01.02.2013 respectively in which a total of 42 veterinarians participated.

The first batch of training programme on “Current Strategies / Practices in Management of Infertility in Bovines” for field veterinarians under NADP scheme commenced on 07.01.2013, at MVC Chennai. A total of 21 veterinarians from the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services and Aavin attended. The valedictory function of the training was held on 11.01.2013. Dr. R. Prabakaran, Vice– chancellor, TANUVAS delivered the presidential address and released the training manual. The Vice-chancellor emphasized the importance of organizing such training programmes for knowledge enhancement of field veterinarians under continuing veterinary education. Dr. A. Elangovan, Additional Director, Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, Chennai in his address requested the veterinarians to apply

SPECIAL KARASARAM PROGRAMME OF DD PODHIGAI The Scheme for Veterinary and Animal Sciences Information Service Centre, University Publication Division, Directorate of Distance Education, TANUVAS, Chennai, in association with Podhigai Television Channel of Doordashan, Chennai organised a special Karasaram programme on “Kalnadai valarppil makkalukku aarvam athikarithirukkiratha! illaya!” which was telecasted during the Pongal festival on 15.01.2013 at 12.30 pm. Dr. R. Prabakaran, Vice-chancellor, TANUVAS participated as a special guest in the programme and stressed the importance of modernizing animal husbandry and fisheries so that the younger generation will be motivated to venture into livestock, poultry and fisheries oriented entrepreneurial activities.

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CLINICAL SKILL UP-GRADATION PROGRAMMES

Dr. D. Thyagarajan, Director of Distance Education, TANUVAS participated as a guest and highlighted increased production of meat, milk and eggs. Dr. M. Murugan, Director, IPPM, Hosur participated as a resource person in the programme.

A three day clinical skill up-gradation programmes for field veterinarians and small animal practitioners in the field of Animal Birth Control (ABC) and small animal dermatology was held at Veterinary University Peripheral Hospital, Madhavaram Milk Colony, Chennai from 02.01.2013 to 04.01.2013. A total of 22 veterinary practitioners from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu have attended the training which was sponsored by M/s Indian Immunologicals Limited, Hyderabad. Fourteen veterinarians were trained in ABC and eight were trained in Small Animal Dermatology.

ENDOWMENT LECTURE

AGRI EXPO - 2013 VUTRC, Karur participated in the Dinamalar Agri Expo-2013 conducted by Dinamalar from 04.01.2013 to 07.01.2013 at Karur and displayed exhibits. Further, the centre assisted in conducting the Animal Husbandry Seminar held on 07.01.2013. Dr. R. Prabakaran, Vicechancellor, TANUVAS participated in the valedictory function and distributed the prizes for the best stall. The stall exhibited by VUTRC, Karur received the First Prize.

An “Endowment Lecture and Dairy Products Competition” was conducted by the Indian Dairy Association – Tamil Nadu Chapter on 22.01.2013. A total of 100 participants from various colleges from the city and the state participated in the “On the Spot Dairy Cuisine Competition” and poster presentation. The dairy product competition was inaugurated by Dr. S.A. Asokan, Dean, MVC, Chennai. A total of 50 participants took part in the “On the spot dairy cuisine competition” which was judged by Dr. N. Balaraman, former Vice–chancellor, TANUVAS and Dr. Dorothy Pushparani, Dept. of Food Chemistry and Food Processing, Loyola College, Chennai. There were 40 entries in the poster presentation. Dr. N. Balaraman, former Vice–chancellor, TANUVAS, delivered the Endowment lecture on the “Impact of Operation flood on Dairy Development in India”. Dr. R. Prabakaran, Vice-chancellor, TANUVAS interacted with the participants during the competition and poster presentation and presided over the function and distributed prizes to the winners of the competition.

SUPERANNUATION Thiru. A. Chandrasekaran, Superintendent, TANUVAS, Nagapattinam retired on on 31.01.2013. Born on 17.01.1955, he has put in a total service of 34 years and 07 months. Thiru. V. Kuppan, Prov. Mazdoor (S.G.), PGRIS, Kattupakkam retired on 31.01.2013. Born on 07.01.1953, he has put in a total service of 33 years and 04 months.

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