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Animal Science

Animal Science deals with the science and business of producing domestic livestock species, including beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, goats and swine. An animal science provides in-depth knowledge of animal health, animal behavior, farm management and livestock production. An animal scientist applies principles of the biological, physical, and social sciences to the problems associated with livestock production and management. Animal Science is also concerned with foods of animal origin: meat, dairy foods, and eggs.

Objective:


  • Assist in the attainment of self-sufficiency in the production of livestock and livestock products.
  • Awareness regarding zoonotic diseases and their prevention and control.
  • Imparting trainings to rural unemployed youth, farmers and extensional personals regarding importance of vaccination in livestock and control of infectious diseases.
  • Facilitating unemployed rural youth and farm women in establishment of various units of poultry, cattle, sheep and rabbit in order to make them economically self sufficient.
  • Laying OFT’s to check efficacy of newly developed technology in selected areas.
  • Conduct of animal clinical camps and diagnostic visits in remote areas and free distribution of veterinary medicines to poor and needy farmers.
  • Awareness regarding feeding of balanced ration to livestock and assist in feed formulation and its effect on their productivity.
  • Creating awareness among farming community regarding, prevention and control of animal diseases and livestock management through print and electronic media.
  • Organizing frontline demonstrations to evaluate performance of various livestock enterprises at farmers’ level.
 
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