The strong support for the National Research and Development System for Agriculture and Fisheries (NaRDSAF) to promote research-based technologies for Agri-Fisheries is the government’s response in boosting our level of competitiveness to be at par with our ASEAN neighbors.
As a result of this initiative by the current administration, the Department of Agriculture through the Bureau of Agricultural Research continues to support R&D projects for Agri-Fisheries Research Institutions as well as the State Universities and Colleges (SUCs).
In view of the recent threats of viral diseases in poultry such as avian influenza/bird flu that hit primarily the province of Pampanga, and the problem of viral diarrhea in swine which caused tremendous losses in our economy, the Pampanga State Agricultural University proposes the “Establishment of Animal Disease Diagnostic Research Laboratory”.
As the only state university offering Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with major in Animal Science in the province of Pampanga, the university takes the lead in the province of Pampanga along with the Department of Agriculture to address emerging livestock and poultry diseases in the province.
This research facility will support the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the DA- Bureau of Agricultural Research in assuring the good health condition of poultry, swine and other food animals not only in Region 3, but more importantly the country in general.
This laboratory will provide research-based interventions and services for our target clienteles who are the farmers, livestock and poultry raisers, agribusinessmen and other stakeholders. Moreover, the facility will serve as hands-on laboratory for our veterinary medicine and animal science students where their skills in animal disease diagnostics are enhanced.
In this proposal, we adhere with DA-BAR’s agenda in ensuring food security by promoting animal health among swine and poultry of which Region III, specifically Pampanga and Bulacan, have the highest production in the country. More importantly, this will allow our Veterinary Faculty/Researchers and Students to have research laboratories for the conduct of timely and relevant R&D on animal disease diagnostics.
Our faculty and students engage in research experiments using animal models, nutrition, pathology, diagnostics, microscopy and others. However, the lack of modern equipment, limited supplies and reagents, and budget constraint, are some of the limiting factors that impede us from reaching our full potentials.
The technologies and innovations that can be derived out of the researches in the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory will be of advantage to our students, clienteles, farmers and the swine and poultry farms. In addition, this will enhance our capability in providing rapid and accurate medical services for our patients in the mini Veterinary Hospital.
Hence, this project seeks to establish a laboratory furnished with appropriate laboratory equipment for accessible, fast, and accurate diagnostics of different pathogenic diseases and serve as research laboratory relative to animal diseases. It will help our veterinarians in decision-making for the correct diagnosis and treatment.
|Award/Commendation||Date||Award Giving Body||Nature of Award|
|2nd Best Poster “DNA Analysis of African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) in Different Provinces of Central Luzon||September 22, 2023||Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology – DOST||National|
|2nd Best Poster “Soybean as Estrus Enhancer and its Effects in the Reproductive Performance of BT-Black”||September 11, 2020||Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology – DOST||National|
|2nd Best Poster “Molecular Diagnostic of PEDV Among Native Pigs of Pampanga using Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay”||September 11-12, 2020||Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology – PHILAAST DOST||National|
|3rd Best Poster “Antidiabetic Potential of Red Mold Rice and its Gross Histopathological Description in Selected Organs in Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Rats (Rattus norvegicus)”||September 20, 2018||Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology – DOST||National|
|Best Poster “Mushroom Biodiversity Status in Northwestern Slope of Mt. Arayat, Philippines”||June 2011||Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Zonal Research Center in Region III held at CLSU, Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija||Regional|
|2nd Best Paper “Effects of Soybean-Genistein on Estrous Cyclicity and Ovarian Follicular Development in Albino Rats”||June 2011||Central Luzon State University||Regional|
|2nd Best Paper “Effects Soybean “Genistein” on Estrous Cyclicity and Ovarian Follicular Development”||March 2011||Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Zonal Research Center in Region III held at CLSU, Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija||Regional|
|Best Poster “Soybean as Estrus Enhancer and its Effects in the Reproductive Performance of BT-black Native Pigs”||August 6, 2020||PSAU – Agency In-House Review of Completed and On-going Researches||Local/Institutional|
|Best Research Paper in Development Category Paper “Freshwater Fishes in Central Luzon: Economic Contributions and Emerging Threats to Local Fish Diversity”||July 14, 2012||Agency In-House Review of Completed and On-Going Researches||Institutional|