Faculty of Veterinary Science - Overview

Faculty of Veterinary Science has been playing a significant role in flourishing the livestock and poultry production in the country since 1962. The Faculty has so far trained 1935 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) graduates, 1375 M. Sc. and 39 Ph.D.'s. The Faculty members have made significant contributions in their specific field of specialization and contributed to the advancement of basic and applied knowledge at the national and international level. Diagnostic laboratory and drugs analytical facilities have been rendered and has implemented artificial insemination technology package describing optimal conditions for collection, dilution, storage and use of the semen.

In milk producing animals mastitis has remained a major problem in the field. The introduction of very simple and "easy to do" "Surf Field Mastitis Test" by our scientists will help an early diagnosis of the disease by the farmers themselves for adopting the curative measures. University Veterinary Hospital and Animal Reproduction clinics are engaged in the treatment of animals and are dealing with gynaecological conditions. Our clinical scientists have initiated outreach programmes with ambulatory clinics to some villages. Research on medicinal plants by our pharmacologists has revealed a large number of indigenous herbs with remarkable antibiotic, antidiabetic , hepatoprotective and antiulcer activities. The geographical influences on the genetics of local animal/human population have also been observed. Moreover, the causative organism of Deg-Nala disease in buffaloes was isolated. Faculty has been able to develop vaccines for the prevention of diseases like hydropericardium syndrome and avian influenza.