The two week long training programme on Treatment, Breeding, Care and Management of Equines for interns of BVSc and AH, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, SKUAST, which commenced on July 4, 2018 at 54 Advanced Field Veterinary Hospital concluded on July 17, 2018.
The training programme, which was conceptualised in the year 2005 to provide a first hand experience and exposure on various aspects of Equines for fresh veterinary graduates of the valley utilising the core competence of Remount Veterinary Corps in all aspects related to Equines, till now has imparted training to more than 660 students in 13 batches.
Equines play a very significant role in rural economy in Jammu & Kashmir which is primarily based on tourism and agriculture. This intensive training programme conducted by 54 Advance Field Veterinary Hospital covered important topics of Equine management, breeding, disease, diagnosis surgical conditions, treatment, Equine sports. The interns attended the training programme with keen interest and had 'hands on' training on a variety of clinical procedure.
The closing ceremony was conducted on July 17, 2018 to mark culmination of this internship programme. Col Ravinder Yadav, Commandant 54 Advanced Field Veterinary Hospital during his address complimented the interns for their active participation and keenness to learn new techniques and finer nuances of Equine practice. Dr S A Wani, Dean, FVSc, SKUAST- Kashmir thanked the Commandant and entire team of 54 Advance Field Veterinary Hospital for extensive efforts put in to ensure that the internees feel confident with Equines. He expressed happiness that Army and specially RVC has been positive in supporting capacity building and professional upgradation of youth in the Valley. He along with the Commandant and Dr Fazili, Head of Clinics handed over the certificates and exhaustively compiled training manual on the subject to all the students who completed the training.
While sharing the experiences about the training programme Muzamil Mohd, an internee very well articulated his experience in a poem and said that discipline is extremely important in everyone's life to achieve ones goals. Dr Yasmin complimented the training team for their professionalism, enthusiasm discipline, punctuality and dedication with which the entire training programme was conducted. Prof Fazili thanked the Army for providing the exposure and expressed that the course had been of immense use in learning advanced techniques in the field of Equine practice and their practical application. He added that more such interactions along with lectures by RVC officers at college will be of great help. He said that SKUAST would like to continue this association with Indian Army and would like to take it to a higher level.