Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar

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Department of Animal Biotechnology


Department of Animal Biotechnology

This department was established in year 2003. Since then it is working on different aspects of Animal Biotechnology like Molecular Diagnostics, Animal forensics, Reproductive Biotechnology and Animal Genomics. Under molecular diagnostics, detection, isolation and characterization of viral pathogens of poultry as well as livestock are going on for the development of rapid diagnostic tools. Work is also going on in the area of animal genomics and reproductive biotechnology for the Characterization of livestock breeds and their relation with traits of economic importance like mastititis resistant etc.

The department has developed PCR based diagnostic test for Bluetongue Virus (BTV), Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR).These tests for IBR and BTV are routinely done for screening of semen samples received from semen banks of Haryana A.H. & D. Department.

Under All India network project on BTV, the department is providing national BTV molecular typing facility.

This department is having a project from Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India on Human Resources Development. Under this project fourteen students of Veterinary science are trained in animal biotechnology and awarded Master of Veterinary Sciences (M.V.Sc) in Animal Biotechnology. This department is having a self financing scheme under which two types of training are organized; short term, 21 days (two) and long term summer training (one), for which there is participation from Scientist, Veterinary Surgeon and P.G. students all over India.

Department of Animal Biotechnology
Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar
CCS Haryana Agricultural University
Hisar - 125 004,


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