Workshops on Siddha medicine


TANUVAS to conduct workshops on Siddha medicine

Chennai: The Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS) has signed an MoU with Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS), Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, on Thursday with the objective of coming out with a documentation on use of plants in animal practice, conducting a workshop on Siddha medicines in animal diseases.

According to a press release, TANUVAS Registrar T J Harikrishnan and CCRS, AYUSH Director General R S Ramaswamy singed the agreement.

TANUVAS Vice-Chancellor S Thilagar appealed the scientists to work at pre-clinical, clinical and post-clinical levels to explore the benefits of this ancient system of Indian medicine and urged the continuous use of plants of medicinal value to replace the existing practice in veterinary medicine in days to come.

The TANUVAS also signed another agreement with Genome Life Sciences to undertake research on livestock genome by sharing the state-of-the-art technologies, facilities and expertise available in both institutes, which ultimately help to develop genomic approach in the treatment of livestock diseases specifically the Mastitis.

The agreement was signed by Harikrishnan and Genome Life Sciences Chief Operating Officer  Vinoth Sankaran. Thialagar requested both partners to form a research team with microbiologists, biotechnologists, food scientists, clinicians and bio informaticians to work in holistic manner addressing the field level problems.

The two agreements would result in novel drug designing, combating the livestock diseases and making the herbal medicine user friendly and cheaper which benefit the farming community in a long way, the release said.

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