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Veterinary Physiology

Veterinary Physiology is a major discipline in veterinary science. The Department of Veterinary Physiology came into existence since inception of the Assam Veterinary College in the year 1948. Post graduate course in Veterinary Physiology started in the year 1968. Nuclear Research Laboratory was established in the department in the year 1980. Presently, the Department has a total floor area of 1071.83 Sq Metre comprising five (5) laboratories, twelve (12) rooms and one (1) seminar cum conference hall.

The discipline of Veterinary Physiology is one of the key disciplines for B.V.Sc. & A.H. degree programme and involved in teaching, research and extension activities.


To impart quality and need base teaching to Under Graduate and Post Graduate (M. V. Sc. and Ph. D) students in Veterinary Physiology.To undertake basic, strategic and frontier research programme to solve the problems of the farmers pertaining to animal production.To disseminate the knowledge to the farmers from the technology basket in the form of awareness camp, training, workshop, seminar, on farm trial, front line demonstration at farm gate level and also to participate in the capacity building programme of the extension workers.

Research approaches:

1. 1. Basic research

a. To generate basic physiological data of indigenous and crossbred livestock.

b. To generate base line data in relation to growth, reproduction and nutritional physiology.

c. To generate base line data in relation to animal endocrinology and reproduction.

d. To generate base line data in climate and stress physiology.

e. To generate baseline data on soil, fodder and serum mineral of livestock.

2. Strategic research

a. Strategic mineral supplementation to improve general health, growth and reproductive performances, lactation, stress and immunity in animals.

b. Strategic hormonal administration and mineral supplementation to improve growth, reproduction and lactation performances of animals.

c. Strategic administration of antioxidants to ameliorate environmental stress of animals.

d. Use of slaughter house germplasm research and germplasm conservation for future use.

3. 3. Frontier research

a. Advance biotechnological research to understand molecular mechanism of different signaling pathways.

b. Advance researches in reproductive biotechnology (Oocyte recovery, MOET, IVM, IVF, zygote production, ETT and animal cloning).

c. Up scaling the available technology for isolation, culture and preservation of germ cells and somatic cells and their applications.

d. Advance study on stress markers for taking environmental stress mitigation strategy.