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  Introduction

Veterinary Research Institute, NWFP, Peshawar is the pioneer Research Organization of its own kind in the country. It was established in the year, 1949 to undertake essential research on livestock and poultry diseases, production of Veterinary Biologics and diagnostic agents to meet the demands of the country as well as defense services and supply to neighboring countries of Afghanistan and Iran, in cases of emergency. The Institute remained under the Federal Government till the year, 1955. During One Unit era it remained under the control of West Pakistan Animal Husbandry Department and called as Pakistan Animal Husbandry Research Institute (PAHRI).

With the restoration of the old provinces in the year, 1970, majority of the equipment and trained manpower were shifted to Veterinary Research Institute, Lahore. The Veterinary Research Institute, NWFP, Peshawar (VRI) was placed under the administrative control of Government of NWFP and efforts were started to establish the Institute on modern scientific lines. In the year 1976 a new building /laboratories were constructed and posts of Director and Senior Research Officers were sanctioned. During 1981-85 the Dutch Government provided assistance in the shape of some equipment and training of technical staff.

With a view to extend research and diagnostic facilities to the remote areas four Veterinary Research and Diagnostic Laboratories (VR&DL) were established at D.I.Khan, Swat, Mansehra and Kohat during 1988-91. In 1992 Center of Animal Biotechnology was established to undertake research in the specialized field of Biotechnology for better disease diagnosis and control in animals through advanced techniques like ELISA, Electrophoresis etc. and enhancement of livestock productivity using appropriate biotechnology. In September 2001 VR&DL Dhodial Mansehra was shifted to the Govt. Poultry Farm Abbottabad building due to the creation of Hazara University. But this building was not fit for a research laboratory hence efforts were started to establish a new center on modern scientific lines. Now the provincial government has approved a scheme for re-establishment of the VR&DL Abbottabad.

 

 
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  Mandate/Objectives
  1. Control of Poultry and Livestock diseases of economic and zoonotic importance.
  2. Enhancement of Livestock Productivity per unit targeted at poverty alleviation, women development and improvement in human diet.
  3. Assistance to the Universities in Academic Research.
  4. Human Resource Development for generating self-employment and capacity building for establishing commercial enterprises.
  5. Cooperation with Wildlife, Health and other Departments in areas of common interest.
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  Achievements of veterinary research institute And regional laboratories (2005-2006)

Major Activities

Sub Activities

Number

Remarks

Disease Diagnosis

Samples Processed

23578

Morbid materials, blood, urine, faeces and milk of various animals and birds

Postmortem Performed

20604

Disease diagnosis in poultry, large and small animals

Outbreaks attended

19

In various localities of the province

Research Activities

Research Projects in hand

15

Small projects within the available resources were continued in each of our Division and VR&D Labs. While two new projects (Rs.38 million)for Vaccine Division and VRDL Abbottabad have been started.

Research Articles Published

22

Published in various journals, proceedings of seminars and conferences.

Seminars & Workshops organized

05

One seminar and one International Conference (FIBC-PSM) were held by VRI Peshawar. The rest were held in  VR&D Laboratories.

Seminars & Workshops attended

33

Attended by Technical Officers in Peshawar and other cities

Veterinarians trained

26

Mostly trained in our VR&D Laboratories.

Advisory Services

Radio Talks delivered

15

Talks in local languages were delivered in PBC Peshawar and D.I.Khan for farmers awareness about health, management, prevention and control of  diseases of livestock and poultry.

Veterinary Camps Organized

18

Arranged in various localities of the province. Services like vaccination, treatment, different diagnostic tests, advisory services, and farmers’ education were provided.

VACCINE PRODUCTION AND SALE DURING 2005-2006

Vaccine

Production (Million Doses)

Value
(Million PKRs)

Hemorrhagic Septicemia Vaccine (HSV)

0.43044

0.64566

Black Quarter Vaccine (BQV)

0.10452

0.13936

Enterotoxaemia cum Lamb Dysentery Vaccine (ETV)

0.38424

0.4803

Anthrax Spore Vaccine (ASV)

0.1791

0.25074

Newcastle Disease Vaccine (NDV)

20.5163

11.698

Autogenous Vaccine

0.2756

0

Total

21.8902

13.21406

TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY
Veterinary Research Institute, Peshawar and its regional Laboratories arranged different capacity building events for the uplift of rural poor to provide services at the grassroots level as follows:

  1. Journal of Animal Health and Production
  2. Research articles in local and international conferences and Journals
  3. Workshops and Seminars
  4. Short courses in dairy and poultry farming.
  5. Veterinary Camps for creating awareness among farmers to adopt new technologies and improved practices for enhancing their animals productivity.
  6. Short courses to Veterinarians and para-vets in laboratory diagnostic techniques.
  7. Farmers workshops on livestock and poultry management, control, prevention and eradication of diseases, solving their socio-economic problems. 

Arranging these trainings, workshops, veterinary camps, farmers gatherings and managerial conferences are the examples of our excellent interaction with the farmers communities. Our trained poultry and dairy workers have been instrumental not only in taking pragmatic initiatives of farms establishments but also proved to be helpful in providing a wider beneficiary base for our service delivery system leading to recognition of our departmental contribution.

SALIENT ACHIEVEMENTS OF VRI

  1. It is a privilege of Veterinary Research Institute, NWFP Peshawar that one of our young colleagues Dr. Najmul Hasnain Shah, Veterinary Officer (Research), Center of Animal Biotechnology won the SAARC Youth Award under the theme New Inventions and Discoveries. Dr. Najmul Hasnain Shah was awarded this honour for his discovery regarding Vacuolating cytotoxic activity of Pasteurella multocida serotype B and E in macrophages.
  2. Oil-Adjuvant Vaccine for Hemorrhagic Septicemia has been developed. This vaccine produces longer duration solid immunity as compared to the alum-precipitated vaccine and also has prolonged shelf life.
  3. SAARC Honorarium for development of technology for transfer to the farmers to Dr. M. S. Qureshi, R.O. for development of a cost-effective treatment of infertility
  4. The technical staff of the Institute supervised/conducted postgraduate thesis research projects, leading to M.Sc. (Hons.) and PhD degrees, of students enrolled in various Universities.
  5. As a result of our Annual Poultry Training Course since 1979 a large number of people have been trained and 1273 number of Poultry farms have been established in the whole of NWFP.

Sero-monitoring of Rinderpest (Cattle plague) through ELISA has been started in this institute since February 2003.

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  Developmental Projects

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Enhancement of Production Capacity of Biological Production Division at Veterinary Research Institute, NWFP, Peshawar, NWFP, Peshawar
  1. Government of NWFP, Agriculture Livestock & Cooperative Department
  2. Directorate of VRI, Peshawar
  3. Director Veterinary Research Institute

  1. To ensure increased production of biologics on regular basis throughout the year so as to protect livestock and poultry health against prevalent contagio-infectious diseases through improved and high quality vaccines
  2. To increase the existing production potential of bacterial vaccines from the present level of 1.00 million doses to 3,50 million doses and viral vaccine (NDV) from 30.00 million doses to 40.00 million doses to provide adequate cover to livestock and poultry against contagio-infectious diseases in NWFGP.
  3. To improve the existing working conditions and facilities and to replace the old methods with modern techniques.

    It would be possible to earn substantial amount of profit by selling the vaccine to various agencies.




5 years 2002-2003 to 2006-2007

Rs.14.307
Rs.9.650

  1.  Purchase of equipments, Glassware etc
  2. Enhancement of vaccine production both quantitatively & qualitatively (192.50 Million doses)
  3. Special repair & construction of culture rooms & animal sheds
  1. 42%
  2. 18.753 million dose

 



Re-establishment of Veterinary Research & Diagnostic Center at Mandian Abbottabad.

Abbottabad


Government of NWFP
Directorate of VRI, Peshawar
Senior Research Officer VR & DC, Abbottabad.

 

i.  Research on field oriented diseases of    livestock and poultry.
ii. Diagnostic facilities for field vets and  farmers
iii. Training and education of professionals and farmers.
iv. Storage and distribution of biologics
v.  Facility for researchers
vi.  International collaboration

2003-2004 to 2005-2006 3 years
Rs.25.706
Rs.11.874

 

  1. Construction of main lab. Building (ground & 1st floor)…1
  2. Type III Residence…………..3
  3. Type V Residence ………….1
  4. Compound Wall
  5. Trial boring
  6. Staff Class IV …...…………2
  7. Purchase of vehicles………..2

Purchase of lab. equipment & other Misc. Items

Work in Progress

 

 

Strengthening of Diagnostic Facilities for Epidemiological Work on Avian Influenza at VR&DC, Abbottabad
(ASPL-II)

Abbottabad

 

Government of NWFP
Directorate of VRI, Peshawar
Senior Research Officer VR & DC, Abbottabad.

i.  To establish the diagnostic facility
ii. To work on epidemiological pattern of Avian Influenza.
iii. To work on zoonotic pettern of Avian Influenza.
iv. To coordinate with pertinent institutions especially the human health to prevent the danger of transmission of Bird Flu.
v. To produce type specific Avian Influenza vaccines

2004-2005 to 2006-2007 3 years

Rs.11.610 Million

Rs.5.960 million

  1. Recruitment of staff …..10
  2. Vehicle…………………3
  3. Lab. equipment………100 %
  4. Misc……...…………..100 %
  5. Sero-Survelliance samples:…….. 1500
  6. Seminar ……………… 02
  7. Lectures ……………... 06
  8. Farmers Workshop ….. 02
  9. Research facilities for researchers/post graduate …. 02
  10. To prepare Avian Influenza vaccine on demand in embryonated eggs upto the capacity of 0.100 million doses fortnightly.
  1. Research  study Zoonotic pattern of the disease….1
  2. Research study on field oriented patteren …………2
  3. To undertake test …………….2500

Epidemiological survey of Mastitis and evaluation of Economic Losses due to Clinical and Sub clinical Mastitis in NWFP



Peshawar

Agricultural Linkages Program, PARC, Government of Pakistan Islamabad.
Directorate of VRI, Peshawar
Director Veterinary Research Institute

i.  Survey for prevalence of mastitis and  determination of various epidemiological factors in different zones of NWFP.
ii. Study of somatic cell count and bacteriology of mastitis milk.
iii. Evaluation of Economic losses due to different forms of mastitis.

2005-2006 to 2007-2008 3 years

Rs.3.248 Million

Rs.1.745 Million


Purchase of equipments

 

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