August 01, 2001

International

posted July 15, 2001 Earlier this year, Dr. Mushtaq A. Memon, associate professor of theriogenology and coordinator of international veterinary medical education for Washington State University, was given a broad agenda by WSU for his two-week journey to the Chitwan district of Nepal, about 150 kilometers southwest of Katmandu. Dr. Memon presented a videoconference on his trip on March 28, accenting veterinary practices and the dairy industry in Nepal. The developing country is about the size and shape of Tennessee, is home to Mount Everest, and out of 24 million people, almost 80 percent depend on animal agriculture. Animals have a special place in Nepal, as about 90 percent of the country is Hindu. Cattle are sacred, and euthanatizing dow ...