SYLHET: The Faculty of Fisheries at Sylhet Agricultural University (SAU) has launched a highly equipped and modern 'Fish Disease Diagnosis and Pharmacology' laboratory for diagnosing fish diseases.
Vice-chancellor of the University Professor Dr Md Matiar Rahman Howlader inaugurated the laboratory recently, which was developed by associate professor Dr Md Abdullah-Al-Mamun.
The vice-chancellor explored the new laboratory's equipment. A refrigerated shaker incubator, an autoclave machine, laminar airflow, a clinical chemistry analyzer, a hot air oven, a compound microscope, and other notable equipment were introduced into the laboratory.
The vice-chancellor said, "This laboratory may help in significant research activities that will further assist in increasing fish production and fulfilling animal protein demand."
Dr Md Abdullah-Al-Mamun, informed that, fish diseases are now the most significant impediment to fish production. And for effective treatment of these diseases, accurate diagnosis is important. The laboratory is developed as a result of this necessity. In future, the laboratory will make significant contributions to the study of fish disease diagnostics and health management, as well as epidemiological concerns.