Foundation Day - 2019

The “ICAR-National institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology” celebrated the “Foundation Day” on successful completion of 24 years since its inception.

7th Pan Commonwealth Veterinary Conference (PCVC7)

The ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology (ICAR-NIANP) hosted the 7th Pan Commonwealth Veterinary Conference (PCVC7) from 03-07 March, 2019 on the theme “The Role of Veterinarians in Addressing the Global Challenges to the Lives of Our Pets, Livestock, Wildlife, Humans and Our Environment”. The conference 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. Pan Commonwealth Veterinary Conferences are organized by CVA once in 4 years. Earlier conferences have been held in Harare, Zimbabwe (1991), Bangalore, India (1998), Wellington, New Zealand (2003), Barbados West Indies (2007), Accra, Ghana (2011) and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2015).

The conference was inaugurated by the chief guest of the inaugural session Dr Mark Schipp, Chief Veterinary Officer Australia and President World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). He elaborated the objectives and activities of OIE for improving animal health worldwide. The other dignitaries of the inaugural session were Dr Peter Thornber, President CVA; Dr HD Narayanswamy, honourable Vice Chancellor of KVAFSU; Dr Suresh S Honnappagol, Animal Husbandry Commissioner, DADF, Govt. 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. Addressing the delegates Dr Peter Thornber mentioned that in this year, CVA is celebrating 52 years in extending its voluntary support and assistance to the veterinarians throughout the commonwealth at the grass-roots level. He also expressed his profound gratitude to the organizers for their vision and dedication in putting together for organizing this exciting mega scientific event. The conference was attended by more than 700 delegates including 50 overseas delegates from 38 different countries. The delegates consisted 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. The main sessions of the conference included the areas of Companion Animal Medicine; Climate Change; Integrative Veterinary Medicine; Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Ethics; Livestock and Poultry Health and Production; Veterinary Education; Control of Rabies One Health Initiative, Antimicrobial Resistance; Woman and Sustainable Livestock Production; Epidemiology and Public Health; and Wildlife Medicine. Additionally, the conference also focussed on three companion animal workshops on veterinary dentistry, cardiology and orthopaedics with renowned resource persons such as Dr Phillip Moses from Australia, Dr Ruhnau Jens from Denmark, Prof Sydney Moise, USA and Prof James Flanders, USA. Two dedicated workshops were also organized on Animal Welfare Research and Working Equines.

The PCVC7 provided an outstanding platform to the delegates for sharing, exchanging and gathering the current knowledge and future opportunities in the different fields of veterinary and allied sciences.

Foundation Day - 2018

The “ICAR-National institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology” celebrated the “Foundation Day” on 1st December, 2018, on successful completion of 23 years since its inception.

Visit of Dr. T. Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE), Govt. of India and Director General, ICAR

International Training Programme

Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture visited ICAR-NIANP, Bengaluru on 02 Feb, 2015


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