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World Veterinary Day Observed on April 25th

April 25th was observed as World Veterinary Day and the theme for the 2020 event is ‘Environmental Protection for Improving Animal and Human Health’. About the Day The World Veterinary Day was designated by the World Veterinary Association in 2011. The day is observed to raise awareness about the importance of the veterinary profession and ..



Low-cost vaccine for swine fever developed by ICAR-IVRI

The Scientists at Indian Veterinary Research Institute (ICAR-IVRI), an institute of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, have recently developed a low-cost vaccine for the classical swine fever. Swine fever is a disease associated with high mortality and illness in pigs. Until now, the swine fever vaccines have been imported for domestic usage and moreover the ..


India joins the Global Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Development Hub

The Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology has announced the membership of India into Global Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Research and Development (R&D) Hub. Antimicrobial Resistance Antimicrobial Resistance is the ability of a microbe to resist the effects of medication that once could successfully treat the microbe. The emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance ..


Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus

The disease Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has caused more than three deaths in the United States of America. The Department of Health has issued advisories to the people. What is Eastern Equine Encephalitis? Eastern Equine Encephalitis caused by EEE virus is a rare cause of brain infections (encephalitis). The EEE virus infection can result in ..


Prime Minister Launches National Animal Disease Control Programme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NACDP) at Mathura of Uttar Pradesh. National Animal Disease Control Programme The National Animal Disease Control Programme is aimed at controlling and eradicating the Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis amongst the livestock in the country. The programme involves a 100 per cent ..