Biorisk Management studies under UAP-DSP collaboration
Several student of Animal Health Department, University of Agriculture Peshawar defended their M.Phil thesis research under the Biorisk Management Initiative of the Dairy Science Park.
Following suggestions were made for the awareness of clinicians, academicians and industrialist after evaluation by faculty member,
Regarding the prevalence of antibacterial resistance, proper care should be taken while using antibacterial drugs in clinic. Bacterial resistance against frequently used antibacterial is a big problem. The main reason is un-optimized dose. So there is an urgent need to overcome this problem. So all the clinicians are, therefore, advised to optimize the dose.
The academician and universities may also work on dose optimization because the the presently prescribed doses may fail to control the diseases and are responsible for emerging drug resistant bacteria. Quality control must be ensured at animal production system to minimize the threat of emerging new resistant strains.
The adverse effect of ammonia was also investigated. The levels increased in the ponds and lakes due to contamination in water. The ammonia is toxic to fish. So care should be taken to prevent the entry of contaminant in water.
Study on toxicopathological effect of ochratoxin in different species of birds were presented. The next target is to quantify the toxin level in meat and other edible parts of birds. Further studies are needed to explore different toxin binder to effectively address the problem, and to use different strategies to combat the OTA toxicity.
Regarding the studies carried out on genotoxic and on toxicopathological effect of AFB1 in Grass Carp. Further study be carried out to find the residual effect of AFB1 in the tissue of grass carp. To overcome the problem, proper inspection of feed ingredients is required before offering to the fish. It will ensure supply of safe fish to the consumers.
Dr Ijaz Ahmad, Lecturer Animal Health.