LAHORE- The University Diagnostic Lab (UDL) of University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences has trained the third batch of the laboratory heads (officers) of Punjab Livestock and Diary Development (L&DD) in basic disease diagnostic in livestock and poultry. UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Nawaz distributed the certificates among the participants and chaired the concluding session of the training on Sunday. He appreciated the participants for successful completion of this practical training. UDL Director Prof Dr Masood Rabbani said that the UDL had recently trained 29 officers of diagnostics labs of different districts of the Punjab in three groups. He further added that an advanced-training course would also be started by UDL on April 11, 2010. Director ADR & SS, Dr Shahid Hussain Bukhari lauded the efforts of UDL for providing training facilities to lab heads as well establishing linkages with L&DD, Punjab. As per vision of the UVAS for livestock and poultry sectors sustainability, the trainees have been trained in all those modern disease diagnostic techniques in livestock and poultry sector, which are need of hour for the rapid, reliable, cost effective and quality tests to detect various diseases causing loses of millions of rupees to the livestock and poultry stakeholders. In this one-week duration of the extensive hands-on training sessions, the trainees have been trained in workable models of running diagnostic labs, good lab practices (GLPs), lab management system (ISO 17025), lab biosafety and biorisk management guidelines CWA 15793, modern sampling and processing, Handling of routine lab equipments, sterilization of labwares and media preparation, culture sensitivity testing, bacterial smear preparation and staining, biochemical test for bacterial identification, CBC, examination of blood and faecal parasites, AGPT, use of serum chemistry analyzer, RBPT, HA, HI and mastitis testing.