The Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) has once again showed its active support to the Philippine Society of Animal Science (PSAS) as it hosted the second leg of the latter’s yearly lecture series held June 1 at the PCC national headquarters office.
The activity was participated in by around 100 individuals, researchers, and veterinarians from PCC, University of the Philippines-Los Baños, Pampanga Agricultural College, Isabela State University, Central Luzon State University and technical staff from Ilocos Sur, Zambales, and Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Units, and representatives from the 13 regional centers of PCC.
In line with its purpose of promoting the betterment of the animal industry, the yearly lecture series hopes to provide relevant lecture-presentations that would be of interest and benefit to the various stakeholders of the country’s livestock sector.
This year, PSAS lecture series carries the theme, “The Philippine Swine Industry: The Challenges We Face Today” and has chosen Dr. Arturo T. Calud, a veterinarian and a swine consultant, as this year’s honoree.
During the lecture series, Dr. Wilfredo Resoso, general manager of the Prime Veterinary Philippines, Incorporated, underscored the vital role of the application of biotechnology in improving the swine industry in terms of breeding and production performance.
Dr. Karlo Romano Gicana, director of the veterinary teaching hospital of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of the Philippines-Los Baños (CVM-UPLB), on the other hand, discussed the three-pillar approach (i.e. collaboration among the industry, government, and the university) toward a more effective disease monitoring and surveillance.
In the afternoon of the same day, Dr. Jezie Acorda, a professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine in UPLB and Dr. Veneranda Magpantay of the Animal and Dairy Sciences Cluster in UPLB, discussed the effective ways of writing scientific articles for publication and designing animal science and veterinary researches, respectively.