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17th Asian Regional Meeting and Conference of CVA at Bengaluru 1.

The 17th Asian Regional Meeting and Conference of the Commonwealth Veterinary Association (CVA) with the theme 'Strengthening of Rabies diagnosis and Dog population control in the Indian Subcontinent' was held on 28-31 January, 2013 at Bengaluru.

This conference was organised jointly by the CVA and Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU) and supported by Indian Veterinary Association (IVA), Veterinary Council of India (VCI), Karnataka Veterinary Council (KVC), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC), World Society for Protection of Animals (WSPA), Association for Prevention and Control of Rabies in India (APCRI), Crucell Holland bv Netherlands and Dogs Trust International.

The conference was inaugurated by Lt. Gen. (Dr) Narayan Mohanty, President, VCI in presence of eminent galaxy of Vets viz Dr. C. Renukaprasad, Vice Chancellor, KVAFSU, Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Dr. R.M. Kharb, Chairman, Animal Welfare Board of India; Dr. Dharmendra Sinha, Secretary General, IVA and Director, Institute of Animal Health & Production, Patna and Dr. V. Chandrashekar Murthy, President, KVC; Dr. S. Abdul Rahman, President, CVA, Dr. A. Sivasothy, Regional Representative, CVA Asian Region, Dr. T. Sreenivas Reddy, President, KVA, Dr. S. Yathiraj, Dean and Dr H.M. Jayaprakasha, Registrar, KVAFSU.

Over 200 delegates from India, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Kingdom and USA attended the conference. On this occasion, The CVA-Crucell-KVAFSU Rabies Diagnostic Laboratory, a state-of-the-art laboratory built at a cost of USD 200,000 with financial support from Crucell Holland bv Netherlands was inaugurated. The laboratory has all facilities for early rabies diagnosis in canines and is the first of its kind in the Indian subcontinent.

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