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Book Launching Case Study of Wildlife Pathology in Malaysia

Director General of Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN), Dato' Abdul Kadir Abu Hashim (third from right) and former MAVP President, Associate Professor Dr. Faez Firdaus Jesse Abdullah (second from right) officiate the 'Case Studies of Wildlife Pathology in Malaysia' Book Launch Ceremony. Also present were the co-writers of the book, Dr. Donny Yawah of PERHILITAN (left), Dr. Annas Salleh of UPM (third from left) and Professor Dr. Jasni Sabri of UMK (right).

MAVP, PERHILITAN LAUNCH BOOK ON WILDLIFE PATHOLOGY

KOTA BHARU: The Malaysian Association of Veterinary Pathology (MAVP) and the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN) have launched the first volume of the book 'Case Studies of Wildlife Pathology in Malaysia' for the purpose of teaching and learning for veterinary students and reference for interested parties.

The launch of the book in conjunction with the 11th MAVP Scientific Conference sets a new marker in the field of scholarly publication on the pathological issues of various wildlife species. The 110-page book containing 5 case studies involving various species of animals including the deer, gibbon and elephant, is a collaborative effort between the academic staff of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Universiti Putra Malaysia) and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Universiti Malaysia Kelantan) as well as PERHILITAN officials.

In another development, MAVP has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) Malaysia to enhance cooperation with respect to conference organization, training and publication of scientific books between the two parties.

The MoU was signed between the Director General of Veterinary Services Malaysia, Dato' Dr. Quaza Nizamuddin Hassan Nizam with the former MAVP President, Associate Professor Dr. Faez Firdaus Jesse Abdullah and witnessed by the President of the Veterinary Association of Malaysia (VAM), Dato' Dr. Norlizan Mohd Noor, in a special ceremony in conjunction with the scientific conference.

The conference concludes with the conferment of MAVP fellowships to academic staff with profound contributions in the field of pathology and certificates to the winners of the best oral, poster and micrograph categories. The best poster award (case report) was won by Dr. Mazlina Mazlan while another best poster award (research) was won by Associate Professor Dr. Gayathri Thevi Selvarajah. Dr. Intan Shameha Abdul Razak was selected as the winner of the Best Micrograph Award. Dr. Mazlina Mazlan, Associate Professor Dr. Gayathri Thevi Selvarajah and Dr. Intan Shameha Abdul Razak are lecturers from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine UPM.

Date of Input: 03/09/2019 | Updated: 03/09/2019 | mjamil

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