Ashgabat, April 3, 2019 – On April 2 and 3, the European Union funded project “Support to Further Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development in Turkmenistan (SARD III)” conducted a two-day workshop on calf diseases, veterinary care and herd management issues in the Olimpiya Hotel of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Mr. Philip Chamberlain, the SARD III Project short-term international veterinary specialist on farm animals, and Mr. David Pepper, the SARD III Project expert, presented international best practices in the areas of calf diseases, effective breeding and veterinary care, and livestock sector management and development. The target group of the seminar consisted of 25 veterinary and other farm specialists of the livestock enterprises – members of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan from all velayats of the country. All of the participants received Turkmenistan Dairy Farming Handbooks, prepared by the SARD III experts, at the end of the seminar.
During his visit to Turkmenistan, Mr. Chamberlain together with the SARD III Project’s experts, David Pepper and Farhat Orunov, worked with the livestock enterprises in Akhal and Mary velayats on addressing the issues related to calf health and proper veterinary care, in particular, on reducing the losses of calves of the newly introduced breeds of Holsteins and Simmentals – from scour and other health and management related issues.
Funded by the European Union and supported by the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan and the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan, the workshop complements previous SARD III-organized activities related to livestock sector development, and aims to support the Government of Turkmenistan in achieving national policy objectives for sustainable agriculture and rural development, as well as strengthening supporting institutions for the agro-food sector.
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