During the event, Dr Arun Atrey, MD & CEO, Zenex Animal Health was also invited as one of the esteemed panelists for the session on ‘Animal Health for One Health Management’. Other panelists were Dr Praveen Malik, CEO, Agriinnovate, Mr Stanely Fenwick, Technical Lead for One Health, Mott Macdonald, Dr A Sahoo, Director, NRC Camel, ICAR and Dr Avinash Anand, CEO &MD, Sheep & Wool Dev Board. The session addressed various initiatives of Govt., industry and other organizations for creating awareness and implementation of One Health. D Arun Atrey also shared his thoughts on the Antimicrobial usage in Indian Animal Healthcare and INFAH’s recent publication of white paper on the subject. Dr Atrey highlighted antibiotic usage pattern in animal healthcare globally and its probable impact on AMR in human. During the deliberation, Dr Atrey also mentioned the Animal Health industry’s effort for rational use of antibiotics as well as use of alternatives like probiotics, ayurvedic products etc.
The summit was inaugurated by Dr Abhijit Mitra, Animal Husbandry Commissioner, DAHD, Dr J K Jena, DDG (Animal Science), ICAR, Mr David Pine, High Commissioner, Newzeland, Dr Tarun Sridhar, Former Secretary, DAHD, GOI, and Prof. KML Pathak, Former DDG, ICAR & Ex VC DUVASU.