Authority holds training in animal fertility treatment

Abu Dhabi: The Department of Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer at Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) held a training course for students of UAE University on the diagnosis of infertility problems, means of its treatment, and pregnancy test for farm animals.

Sixteen students from the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the UAE University and the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) as well as six veterinarians of ADFCA’s staff participated. The course aimed at introducing the students to the most important techniques and practices for the treatment of infertility among animals and improving their productivity through the artificial insemination and embryo transfer.

During the session, Ali Al Obaidli, director of the department, made a presentation, in which he explained the major activities of animal production divisions in general and the main functions of the artificial insemination and embryo transfer department in particular. The authority’s doctors also explained the department’s role regarding the embryo transfer for camels.

The course comes in the framework of the joint cooperation between local and regional scientific and research institutions and the authority. It is aimed at exchanging experiences and information that contribute to developing the animal wealth sector in the emirate through implementing and promoting the best international practices, as well as qualifying the national cadres in areas of veterinary medicine and sciences.

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