STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Dr Neelesh Sharma, ICAR International Fellow, Division of Veterinary Medicine, FVSc. & AH, SKUAST-J, R S Pura, Jammu delivered a lecture on burning issue of mastitis in dairy animals, i.e., on cow heifers mastitis in the British Mastitis Conference-2019 at Worcester, Birmingham (UK). The conference was attended by more than 100 delegates from UK. Mastitis in dairy animals is causing heavy economic losses to dairy farmers. This is manmade diseases and showed the symptoms in animals because this disease is mainly caused by the bacteria due to unhygienic practices followed by the farmers. Mastitis also lowers quantity and quality of milk, which is also unfit for human consumption. Dr Sharma is working on mastitis in dairy animals since more than 15 years in Jammu and reaching upto the farmers for spreading awareness about the control of this deadly disease of dairy animals. He has also provided diagnostic facilities free of cost to farmers and organised several training programmes on regular basis for farmers of bordering area. Dr Sharma is handling various projects funded by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. He has visited many countries and delivered the invited lectures. He has published about seven books and more than 200 research and review papers in the journals of repute. He has first time established the Laboratory of Animal Stem Cells in Faculty of Veterinary Science. He has received various national and international awards from various organisations.
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