Research Achievements


The major achievements in Animal Science Research are :

  • Exploited Embryo Transfer Technique in Ongole cattle.
  • Conservation and upgrading of Punganur cattle is being carried out through biotechnological approaches.
  • Developed 100 combinations of low cost Livestock and Fish rations using agro by products.
  • Developed ILR 90 Jubilee high feed conversion efficient layer strain of poultry.
  • A dual purpose colour bird named (RAJASRI) good for meat and eggs suitable for rearing as backyard poultry was developed.
  • Evolved two synthetic broiler rabbit breeds, APAU Fawn and APAU black.
  • Technology for environment friendly disposal of Poultry droppings for biogas and bio manure developed.
  • Vaccine on Bluetongue (BTV-2 Sero type) disease affecting sheep was developed for field use.
  • APBN 1 high yielding succulent and perennial fodder variety was developed and released.
  • The marine crab and sea bass culture as an alternative species to Tiger Prawn developed.
  • Promoted commercial prawn culture as an alternate to Shrimp culture.
  • Standardized the technology for fish seed production : 1. Magur (clarious batracus) 2.Channa Striatus (murrel) seed developed and supplied to small and marginal farmers.
  • Established Leptospira laboratory
  • Established Feed Quality and Analytical Laboratory
  • Developed and marketing area specific mineral mixture
  • Ornamental fish culture and pearl culture popularized for higher economic returns
  • Established P3 facility to deal with high risk organisms. The State Level Disease Diagnostic laboratory is extending services to all over the state and is helpful in speedy diagnosis of diseases.
  • 16S rRNA Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was standardized for isolation, detection and Serogrouping of Dichelobacter nodosus, the caustic agent of foot rot disease affecting sheep.
  • Prepared & standardized a trivalent inactivated vaccine against ovine foot rot and field evaluation is under progress
  • Standardized the methodologies for molecular diagnosis of Malignant catarrhal fever
  • Standardized the methodologies for isolation, sero and molecular diagnosis of Leptosporosis in both animals and humans
  • Isolated and characterized lytic bacteriophages against seven pathogens of mastitis and diarrhea. Their therapeutic applications on laboratory mice were studied and promising results were obtained
  • Standardized technique for detection of Salmonella typhimurium in livestock products and Microbes of public health significance in shrimps by PCR technique
  • Developed and tested inactivated trivalent and pentavalent vaccine against Blue Tongue diseases and the technology has been transferred to AH Department for mass production of vaccine, Developed and field tested vaccine against foot-rot diseases of sheep
  • Conservation and of Punganur and Ongole cattle is a continuous activity of the University.
  • Developed and successfully tested a vapour absorption refrigeration system aided bulk milk cooler (500 lts).
  • Area specific mineral mixture is developed and supplied to farmers.
  • Established a Fish post harvest technology lab for hands on training on fish and fish products
  • Developed a gas operated cold storage for preservation of animal and fish products
  • Developed probiotic enriched dairy products
  • The University is a pioneer in the field complete feed production for different categories of livestock using crop residues.
  • Evaluated shrimp waste as a potential source of alternate protein for broilers and the chitin from shrimp waste was found to be useful as alternate to antibiotic feed additive in pigs and broilers
  • Studies on supply of probiotic lactic acid culture in sachets is under progress.
  • Standardized diagnostic technique based on Immunohistochemical and molecular techniques for detection of Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus (JSRV) in sheep