Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU), Thiruvananthapuram

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Department of Animal Breeding, Genetics & Biostatistics

 

Department of Animal Breeding, Genetics & Biostatistics

The Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics of College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences was upgraded and given the status of Centre for Advanced Studies in Animal Genetics and Breeding (CASAGB) in 1986 as recognition for its contribution in various fields of activities.

Objectives:

To conduct research with a view to evolve appropriate breeding policy for improving the genetic potential of livestock for efficient growth and increased production and reproduction
To undertake research in immunogenetics, cytogenetics and molecular genetics in order to support the livestock breeding programme
To act as gene bank and germplasm resource for domestic animals

Components of CASAGB:

Dept. of Animal Breeding & Genetics
Cattle Breeding
Goat Breeding
Rabbit Breeding
Conservation of Germplasm
Cytogenetics
Immunogenetics
Molecular Genetics
The Department offers Under Graduate, Masters and Doctoral Programmes in Animal Breeding, Genetics, & Biostatistics.

Resources include:

Advising

Dairy cattle Breeding
Goat Breeding and Conservation
Rabbit Breeding
Conservation of Vechur and Kasargod cattle and Malabri and Attapadi Black goats
Learning support

Cytogenetics laboratory
A well established Molecular laboratory
Radiotracer laboratory
Computer labs

Computer with internet facilities
Facilities for data analysis related Animal Breeding
Institutions controlled by CASAGB:

University Sheep & Goat Farm
Vechur Conservation Centre
Rabbit Research Centre

Department of Animal Breeding, Genetics & Biostatistics
Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
Camp Office,
Office of the Directorate of Dairy Development
Pattom,
Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala
India

 

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