16th February (By J.P. Desai)
We reached the conference hall at 9:00 am for the training programme and there were some instructions given regarding the practical programme and our schedule are kept on a white board. We were then divided into 5 groups. First, we had a presentation about wildlife/livestock/human interface by Dr Neil Anderson up to 9:30 am. Then we had a programme about field visit to Pandupole temple. After planning with instructions given by Dr Neil Anderson we all got into different gypsy according to accommodation and go for Pandupole temple at 9:30 am onward and reached to site where our practical is to be performed. At Pandupole temple we learn about the interface between wildlife and human (pilgrims). We also learn about what are the contact point and mechanism of diseases transmission? What species are most at risk? Is there any spatial or temporal separation between hosts? What disease agent likely to be of most concern? What is the direction of transmission? How could you investigate disease transmission and could you control disease transmission? During that time, we get carcases of buffalo and sambar so Dr Neil Anderson and Dr Tony Sainsbury and Ms Alexandra Thomas decided to perform post-mortem practical. Here Dr Tony Sainsbury gives information about the pathological examination of carcases and afternoon we do a post-mortem of buffalo and sambar under the guidance of Dr Tony Sainsbury including pathological examination of carcases and collection and examination of diagnostic samples. Information given today is very useful to us in field condition. After 5:30 pm we came back at Sariska palace hotel. Then we take a lunch and we release and go to our rooms.