SKHB IPB University Holds Animal Welfare Assessment Training

The School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science (SKHB) IPB University has held a training activity "Assessment of Animal Welfare (Kesrawan)" on (5/8). This training activity presents SKHB lecturers according to their expertise.

The training was held via virtual zoom for material and offline for practice at UPHL (Laboratory Animal Management Unit) and RSHP Laboratory Animal Cages (Educational Animal Hospital). This activity was attended by students of the PPDH (Veterinary Professional Education) Program Period II 2021/2022 semester 2 totaling 96 students.

The training activity presented five resource persons, namely drh Rio Adhitya, MSc with material for assessing animal welfare for small animals, Dr drh Ligaya ITA Tumbelaka with material for assessing animal welfare for horses, Prof Fadjar Satrija with material for assessing animal welfare, Dr drh Sri Murtini with material for assessing animal welfare for poultry and drh Fitriya Nur Annisa Dewi, PhD with material on laboratory animal welfare assessment.

Prof. Ni Wayan Kurniani Karja as the Vice Dean for Academic and Student Affairs at SKHB in his speech said that animal welfare is one of the competencies that must be possessed by a veterinarian. Therefore, animal welfare material becomes very important, not only in laboratory animals but in all types of animals. "Hopefully, students can practice as well as educate the public and clients so that they can treat animals in accordance with animal welfare principles," he said.

Prof. Fadjar Satrija as one of the speakers said that animal welfare in the dairy farming business received a lot of attention from the farming community around the world. “A variety of protocols have been used to assess animal welfare on dairy farms. One of them is the protocol from Advancing Animal Welfare Assurance (Assurewel),” explained Prof. Fadjar. Furthermore, Prof. Fadjar conveyed that the animal welfare approach was carried out based on assure welfare, namely good feeding, good housing, good health, and appropriate behavior.

The training activities were continued with visits to UPHL and RSHP Laboratory Animal Cages. Students are divided into small groups, each consisting of five students. Each student conducts a laboratory animal animal welfare assessment practice, namely mice. With this training, it is hoped that students can improve their knowledge and skills in animal welfare assessments. (ns/Zul) IAAS/SYA

Published Date : 10-Aug-2022

Resource Person : Prof Fadjar Satrija, Prof Ni Wayan Kurniani Karja

Keyword : IPB University, SKHB, Veterinarian