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Vet Varsity organizes impressive dog show
Ludhiana, December 3, 2023: Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana organized "Dog Show- 2023" at its Ludhiana Campus. The Dog Show was inaugurated by the Member of Legislative Assembly from Ludhiana West, Gurpreet Singh Gogi, and the chief guest of the show.
He spoke about the importance of domestic animals and companion animals throughout the evolution of society and the contribution of dogs in the armed forces in particular.
He spoke glowingly of the services extended by the University for the development of livestock sector and lauded the efforts put in for organizing the dog show to create awareness about pet animals, especially dogs.
Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana spoke about the long running association of dogs with the human civilization in his address.
He said that this relationship is all the more important in the modern world, especially in the cities where pets provide companionship to children and the adults alike.
He also highlighted the research, clinical and training facilities provided by the University for dogs and pet owners. He said that the show would be beneficial for pet lovers as well as academicians and industry to develop a sustainable strategy for the development of this sector.
Dr. Parkash Singh Brar, Director of Extension Education welcomed the dignitaries and participants of the Dog show.
He said that breed competitions for dogs and livestock are being organized to bring the focus on animals with superior performance and acknowledge the contribution of livestock farmers and breeders.
Dr. H S Dhalla was felicitated for establishing the first Dog Park in North India. A souvenir comprising of selected articles on dog health and welfare was also released by the dignitaries. A special show of the Dog Squad of Border Security Force was also organized during the inaugural session.
Breed competitions were held across different categories of dogs including Toy, Terrier, Utility, Hound, Gun dog, Working, Pastoral and Miscellaneous groups. Dr Dhiraj Gupta, Organising Secretary informed that more than 100 owners showcased their dogs during the breed competition.
Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of the university honoured the winners during the valedictory function. S. Jagdish Singh, owner of Tyson, a Golden Retriever and the 58th Batallion of BSF were honoured to mark the successful treatment of renal diseases of their dogs.
These dogs are leading a healthy life after receiving treatment in the Veterinary Clinics of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University. The Dog Show witnessed a huge gathering of breeders, pet enthusiasts and audience.
An exhibition of feed, health supplements and other accessories was also held by the industry. Dr. Ashwani Kumar, HoD Veterinary Medicine said that the exhibitions and breed competitions create awareness regarding health care of dogs and their welfare among the pet lovers.
He thanked the organizing committee, judges, participants, pet lovers, media and representatives of the industry for being a part of the Dog Show.