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Organic chicken research cell opens at RU

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Published: 21:13, 1 April 2024

Update: 21:36, 1 April 2024

Organic chicken research cell opens at RU

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An organic chicken research cell has been launched at the Narkelbaria campus of Rajshahi University (RU) aimed at conducting research on live animals through live chicken.

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (DVAS) of RU took the initiative for the first time in the country.

RU Vice-Chancellor Prof Golam Sabbir Sattar and Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof Humayun Kabir attended and addressed the opening ceremony as chief and special guests respectively.

Dean of the Veterinary and Animal Sciences Faculty Prof Khandaker Mozaffar Hossain, former dean Prof Jalal Uddin Sarder, RU Registrar Prof Tariqul Hassan, Chief Engineer of Organic Chicken Cell Abul Kalam Azad and Veterinary Officer Dr Hemayetul Islam also spoke.

In his remarks, Prof Golam Sabbir Sattar said the laboratory will open up a new door in the field of conducting research on live animals. It will also play a pivotal role towards generating competent human resources in the field of producing safe poultry birds.

He mentioned that best poultry farming practice in addition to ensure safe poultry and its production could be the vital means of making public health free from various diseases.

There should be adequate measures to bring all the poultry farmers, traders, feed manufactures, sellers and others concerned under necessary training to enhance their level of awareness in this field.

All quarters like farmers, hatchery owners, poultry bird sellers, feed meal manufacturers and sellers and the field level officers and staff should work together to this end.

There is no alternative to a substantial and sustainable promotion of good poultry practice.

He puts forward a set of recommendations on how to make the poultry sector safe and hygienic.

Using overrated antibiotics in poultry feed is harmful for public health. So, time has come to look into the matter with utmost emphasis.

Prof Jalal Sarder told the inaugural ceremony that they are already safe and hygienic chicken through the cell.