The 1st International Congress on Advances in Veterinary Sciences and Technics (ICAVST) was held in Bosnia and Herzegovina on August 25-29, 2016.
The ICAVST has brought together academicians, doctorate and masters students to share research and Near East University was represented by Dr. Çağrı GÜLTEKİN, from the Department of Surgery of Faculty of Veterinary; and by Dr. Serkan SAYINER from the Department of Biochemistry via their oral presentations.
According to the press release, the 2nd of the International Congress on Advances in Veterinary Sciences and Technics is to be held in Kosovo in 2017 and Near East University has already received an invitation to participate.
The academics of Near East University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine participated in the program on ‘Regional Beekeeping Trainings” that organized by North Cyprus Beekeepers Association within the frame of the project themed on ‘Conserve and Love Honey’.
According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dilek Arsoy from NEU Faculty of Veterinary Medicine delivered a lecture and provided the beekeepers with training on ‘Beekeeping Sector, Biodiversity and Breeding Approaches’.
During the training program, 260 Beekeepers were provided information about everything relevant to beekeeping
During the program that conducted by native and foreign instructors in five regions including Nicosia, Güzelyurt, Kyrenia, Famagusta and Iskele, beekeepers were provided with detailed information on conservation of native bee-races, processing and storing of honey, European Commission honey analysis results, beekeeping record system applications, honey chambers and hygiene standards, modern beekeeping techniques, and bee diseases. A total of 260 beekeepers from five regions participated in the training program that conducted within the frame of European Union Civil Society Dialogue.
-Cypurs’s first and only Faculty of Veterinary proudly announces that it is currently giving its 2nd Semester graduates.
Near East University Faculty of Veterinary gave its graduates for the Academic Year 2015-2016 via a ceremony which was held at NEU Grand Library Hall 4. It was revealed that there was a big applause as the graduates said the Veterinarian’s Oath before they were presented their diplomas and a total of 21 graduates had been given.
According to the press info release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of NEU, Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. GÜNSEL; Vice Rectors Prof. Dr. Şenol BEKTAŞ and Prof. Dr. Tamer ŞANLIDAĞ; Dean of NEU Faculty of Veterinary Prof.Dr. Ömer Memduh ESENDAL; Head of School of Health Sciences Prof. Dr. Nail BULAKBAŞI; Academic Members of the NEU; Personnele; students and guests had attended the graduation ceremony which was held at the NEU Grand Library with great joy.
It was revealed that subsequent to opening speeches, the graduates said the Veterinarian’s Oath, which was then followed by the presentation of diplomas to the graduates. Furthermore, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Near East University Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. GÜNSEL gave a gold medal and diploma to the graduate who completed study as the first of the Faculty; Derya Özbek KIAMIL. Moreover, it was stressed that Derya Özbek KIAMIL made a speech on behalf of all graduating students. After all the graduates were given their diplomas, the ceremony ended by throwing caps into the air.
– Minister of National Education, Kemal Dürüst and his visiting committee visited the Near East University Animal Hospital and received information regrading continuing projects…
Minister of National Education Kemal Dürüst and his visiting committee visited Founding Rector of Near East University, Dr. Suat İ. Günsel and received information on developments and projects of the university. It was stressed that Vice Rectors of NEU Prof. Dr. Şenol Bektaş, Prof. Dr. Fahreddin Sadıkoğlu and Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ accompanied the visitors during their visit.
According to the press info release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, it was pointed out that Ministry Undersecretary Bumin Paşa, Executive Assistant Şifa Soğukpınar, Head of Higher Education Department Ziya Öztürkler and Head of Department of Education Joint Services Mustafa Ziyaettin accompanied the Minister of Education,Kemal Dürüst during the visit to NEU.
“ We will be continuing to pioneer the field of Education and Training in the TRNC!”
Making a speech as he hosted the visitor, Founding Rector of Near East University Dr. Suat İ. Gunsel said that they, as the university, prioritised research and accreditations. Gunsel pointed out that over the past two years, they particularly focused on research and in this respect, they were spending most of their resources for the conduction of many researches and getting accreditations to the university. He expressed that the NEU library and its research centres had reached a status that they were rather proud of. He added that 170 undergraduate and 220 postgraduate programs offered by the NEU had received accreditation. He emphasised that currently, the NEU had reached a position in the Middle East as the centre of higher education.
Dr. Suat İ. Günsel assured that they, as the NEU, would be continuing to pioneer the field of education in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). He stressed that the scientific information produced at the NEU had found its place among worldly renown science, and that they were currently conducting joint research with highly esteemed and renown parties who are highly esteemed and the NEU perceived itself as one of the four significant centres of science. Furthermore, Dr. Suat İ. Günsel expressed that they were aware of the close interest of the Minister of National Education Kemal Dürüst and this acted as the driving force for the NEU to target and achieve better results in he field of higher education.
Kemal Dürüst: “Near East University holds the most significant position among the universities in the TRNC!”
Making a short speech during his visit to the NEU, Kemal Dürüst said: “In my view, the Near East University holds the most significant position among the universities in the TRNC. As you all know, higher education is a very important sector in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Currently, 84.500 students are undertaking their higher educations on the TRNC and almost 30.000 of these students are from third-world countries. Moreover, considering that in a country of 270 thousand population, the significance given to higher education in our country can be easily understood. Additionally, Near East University does add a significant momentum to this field. Since the date of foundation in 1998, it has made many achievements and has more than 30.000 students, which all together makes us highly proud! In fact, we are aware that it has received accreditation from 118different countries, and is therefore promoting and representing our country, TRNC, in the best possible way. ”
Kemal Dürüst: “We need to apprecaite the value of the universities I the TRNC…”
Minister of National Education, Kemal Dürüst pointed out his belief that the developments of the Near East University had actually made a great contribution to the development of the community. He added that there were 6 thousand TRNC citizens, 7 thousand third world country citizens and 15 thousand Turkish citizens studying at the NEU. He emphasised that we all needed to truly appreciate all the universities present in the TRNC, along with our own scientists and academicians. He ended his words by stressing that Near East University played a leading role to the universities in the country and that it had a vision which was surely to continue to progress to a brighter future.
Subsequent to the aforementioned speeches, Minister of National Education Kemal Dürüst and his visiting committee was accompanied by the Founding Rector of NEU Dr. Suat İ. Günsel, as they visited the NEU Faculty of Veterinary, NEU Animal Hospital, Classical Car Museum, the super computer at the Innovation and Research Centre, and received information from the technical members of the Robot Football Team which will soon be participating in the World Robot Football Competition.
During the visit to the Near East University Animal Hospital, Dean of Faculty of Veterinary, Prof. Dr. Ömer Memduh Esendal provided information to the Minister of National Education and gave him information on the investments made, the researches targeted and pointed out that there were no other universities which had infrastructure as the NEU. As a result, it was expressed that the Minister of National Education was highly impressed of their visit and that he had said that no matter who the ministers are, everyone needed to stake a claim of the university.
It was revealed that subsequent to the successful operation made by specialists at the Near East University Animal Hospital, the six legged calf, named Lucky, had returned to its normal life and was continuing to grow healthily.
According to the press info release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, the six legged calf, which was born on a farm in Dikmen in 2015, was successfully operated on at the NEU Animal Hospital. As a result, it was stated the the , calf had returned to its normal life and that it was continuing to grow healthily.
Ergene: “We are keeping a close eye on Lucky (Şanslı), observing its growth and development!”
Making a statement on the matter, Chief Physician of the Near East University Animal Hospital, Assist. Prof. Dr. Osman Ergene, expressed that the calf had been born with an abnormality. He stated that the calf was born six legged and that subsequent to the four hours of operation at the NEU Animal Hospital, the extra limbs of the animal was successfully amputated. Ergene emphasised that this had caused the calf to survive and thus, this had indirectly made a contribution to the country’s economy. Additionally, Ergene pointed out that since the operation, which was carried out two months ago, they were constantly keeping a close eye on the calf; observing its growth and development. In this regard, Ergene expressed that they, as the NEU Animal Hospital, felt rather happy and proud as they had been very successful in such a challenging task in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Near East University Experimental Animals Research and Application Laboratory (NEU-dehal) was established by the Centre of Excellence all preparations have been completed. All applications and necessary training are already in progress for the lab which was established with the most advanced technological systems in order to ensure contribution to scientific experiments in compliance with the international ethical standards.
Lab is ready for experiments…
Assist. Prof. Dr. Zafer Sabit and Research Assistant Hasan Anıt, who will supervise the studies at the lab have completed their trainings. Assit. Prof. Dr. Sabit and Anıt have undertaken a 15-day theoretical and practical training, learnt about the experimental procedures on experimental animals and administrative issues related to lab supervising, and passed the tests and received their certificates. With these certificates, experiments can now be carried out at the lab.
Prof. Dr. Nedime Serakıncı: “Permission applications were made for the lab which was established at the international standarts and will only be used for necessarry issues”
Prof. Dr. Nedime Serakıncı, Head of Centre of Excellence of Near East University, said “Experimental Animals Research and Application Lab, with its advanced technical infrastructure, has reached to its aims step by step, and now is ready for serving to students, research assistants, lecturers in their scientific studies and experiments.
Prof. Dr. Omar Esendal: “We are highly sensitive and extremely precise on ethical issues”
Prof. Dr. Ömer Esendal, Dean of Veterinary Faculty, pointed out their dedication to ethical values and said that they are highly sensitive and extremely precise on ethical issues. Prof. Dr. Esendal also said “The experimental animals will be imported from abroad, as soon as the necessary permissions are obtained, and access to lab will only be possible through the personal identity cards processed and recognized by electronic security systems.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Osman Ergene, Chief Physician of Animal Hospital of Near East University, stated that the establishment of this lab is a great contribution to science and advancements of humanity.
The six legged calf was born at the farm belonging to Yusuf Şanlıer at the Dikmen area of KKTC, operated successfully at the Near East University Animal Hospital. Except the normal legs of the calf, two more legs were detected in the back at the post-natal examinations, and the extra legs were removed from the body through a successful operation.
Operation lasted 4 hours…
According to a press statement released by the Press and Public Relations Directorate of Near East University, Assist. Prof. Dr. Osman Ergene, chief physician of Animal Hospital of Near East University, said that the operation, which is a very complicated and difficult one, lasted 4 hours, and successfully completed. At the post-operation process, the calf is normally maintaining its life, and body functions such as standing up and feding reflex are successfully carried out. However, Ergene said that 48 hours after the post-operation process is considered a critical period. During this period, the calf will be kept under control and all necessary care will be taken to keep it alive.
Prof. Dr. Perran Gökçe: “We are happy to have the calf recover”.
Prof. Dr. Perran Gökçe, Lecturer of Surgery Department of the Hospital, gave technical information about the operation. Gökçe “Two additional legs settled on the back vertebrae were detected through the radiological examinations, all bony structures of the normal legs were also developed in these additional legs, however, the additional legs did not have a bony connection with the vertebrae, but presence of vascular structures and tendons connected to the neck were also observed. Besides, a soft mass tissue at ball size, which include some internal organs debris, were also observed under the aforementioned additional legs. The additional legs were amputated and the mass tissue was removed.”
Gökçe, “The calf was able to stand out after half an our of the operation. There is no problem with the feding of the calf, too. However, we are feeding it with serum. At the moment, it looks very healthy. As it is a critical case because of development anomalies, we will be keeping it under observation. We have succeeded a first at the Animal Hospital, and we are happy to save the life and gain the calf to TRNC economy. “
Calf named “Lucky”…
As the calf now has a chance tol ive a healthy life after the operation through which its additional legs and have been removed through a successful operation, it was named “Lucky” by the staff of Animal Hospital.
Workshop themed “Improving Quality and Milk Fat in Cattle, Improving Quantity and Quality of Milk Production in Small Ruminants” was held at the Grand Library Conference Hall of Near East University under the auspices of Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Sources and Food and with contribution of TRNC Milk Industry Foundation, Union of Livestock Producers and Growers and NEU Faculty of Veterinary.
The workshop started with opening speeches of Erkut Şahali, Minister of Agriculture, Natural Sources and Food, Prof. Dr. Ömer Memduh Esendal, Dean of Faculty of Veterinary and Fide Kürşat, Director of SÜTEK. Minister of Agriculture, Natural Sources and Food emphasized in his speech that academic knowledge and experience is extremely important in agriculture and livestock production, and coordination between the relevant partners is also important for increasing the productivity and efficiency. Fide Kürşat, Director of SÜTEK, emphasized in her speech that they are always in support of the producers and growers, and they have started a series of studies to improve the quality of production and increase the competition ability in market. Prof. Dr. Esendal pointed out in his speech that they are always ready to provide the producers and relevant stakeholders in the sector with scientific support on diseases and other relevant issues.
Active training workshop which is themed on “Techniques for increasing the fat content and quality of milk in cattle, and the quantity and quality of sheep milk production” will be held at NEU Grand Library on Tuesday November 17, 2015 with the contributions of TRNC Milk Industry Association, Breeding and Rearing of Animals Association and NEU Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
17 November 2015
Keynote Speech: Under the auspices of Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Venue: NEU Grand Librar
Panel on “Techniques for feeding, breeding and rearing of animals”
Prof. Dr. Melih Yavuz,* Prof. Dr. Mustafa Eren,**
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dilek Arsoy,*** Veterinary Surgeon Mustafa Naimoğulları****
Venue: NEU Grand Library
16-18 November 2015 “* Cattle and Sheep Farm Visits with Panelists”
Venue and time will be announced.
Animal Feeding and Herd Consultant*, Uludağ University Faculty of Veterinary**, NEU Faculty of Veterinary Medicine***, TRNC Breeding and Rearing of Animals Association****
-After the workshop, the participants will be given certificates of participation.
For further information, please call 2274685 or 0548 866 3204.