The ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology hosted the 7th Pan Commonwealth Veterinary Conference (PCVC7) from 3rd to 7th March - 2019.
The Conference titled “The Role of Veterinarians in Addressing the Global Challenges to the Lives of Our Pets, Livestock, Wildlife, Humans and Our Environment” was jointly organized by the Commonwealth Veterinary Association (CVA), ICAR-NIANP; Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU); Karnataka Veterinary Association (KVA) and Pet Practitioners Association of Karnataka.
The Pan Commonwealth Veterinary Conferences are organized by the CVA once in 4 years.
The Chief Guest, Dr. Mark Schipp, Chief Veterinary Officer, Australia and President, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) inaugurated the Conference. Dr. Schipp highlighted the aims, objectives and activities of the OIE to imp roving the animal health worldwide.
Dr. H.D. Narayanswamy, Vice-Chancellor of KVAFSU; Dr. Suresh S. Honnappagol, Animal Husbandry Commissioner, DADF, Government of India; Dr. Abdul Rahman, India Executive Director and Former President, CVA; Dr. Raghavendra Bhatta, Director, ICAR-NIANP and Prof. S. Yathiraj, Regional Representative, Asian Region, CVA were among the other dignitaries present during the inaugural session.
Addressing the delegates Dr. Peter Thornber, President, CVA highlighted about the celebrations of 52nd Year by the CVA in extending its voluntary support and assistance for the veterinarians throughout the commonwealth at the grass-root level.
The delegates consisting of the members and councillors of CVA, invited speakers from India and abroad and, academicians, students and policy makers from the different Indian institutions, organizations and associations participated in the conference.
The renowned resource persons namely Dr. Phillip Moses from Australia; Dr. Ruhnau Jens from Denmark; Prof. Sydney Moise from USA and Prof. James Flanders, USA also marked their presence during three companion animal workshops on veterinary dentistry, cardiology and orthopaedics.
Two dedicated workshops on Animal Welfare Research and Working Equines were also organized during the occasion.
The PCVC7 provided a perfect platform to the delegates to share, exchange and gather the current knowledge and future opportunities in the different fields of veterinary and allied sciences.
The conference registered a total participation by more than 700 delegates including 50 overseas delegates from 38 different countries.