B’pora : The Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Dr. Owais Ahmed on Thursday inaugurated the first of its kind Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at Sheep Husbandry Complex, here.
The laboratory is established as part of efforts geared towards delivering quality animal health care services and strengthening the capacity of the Sheep Husbandry Department to respond swiftly to the prevention of emerging infectious diseases.
At the inaugural ceremony, the DC said that livestock provides enormous business and commercial opportunities that could help facilitate job creation and improved livelihood.
Dr. Owais said that this is the second such laboratory in Kashmir Division and first in North Kashmir to facilitate testing of livestock.
He said the lab facilitates high level Serological tests, molecular Biological tests, auto analyzer and all other tests to diagnose viral and bacterial infections.
Dr. Owais appreciated the efforts of the Sheep Husbandry Department to establish such a laboratory. He said the laboratory will help in early diagnosis of various diseases to enhance livestock production in the District.
The DC was accompanied by Joint Director Planning, Imtiyaz Ahmad while DSHO Bandipora and TehsildarBandipora were also present on the occasion.