- Establishment of fodder banks with improved perennial
fodder varieties for low irrigation input areas under state plan with an out lay
of 4.7 lakhs in the year 2004
- Establishment of Jersey X Sahiwal germplasm was sanctioned
under RKVY Project of central government in the year 2008 with an outlay of 117.69
- For the first time in the university, a Public – Private
Partnership Project (PPP model Project) from Pfizer Company was sanctioned with
an outlay of 31.82 lakhs for studying the depletion profile of the drugs like, Fipronil,
Buparvaquone and Piroxicam during the years 2012 to 2014
- Seven acres of land has been brought under cultivation and 22 varieties of perennial
fodder varieties were established.
- The dept was pioneered to develop a model on” Environmentally controlled dairy housing
system for dairy animals for the first time in India under Modernization of the
farms in the year 2014.
- Developed a feeding system based on Azolla (AzollaParadoxa) and Sheanutcake (VitellariaParadoxa)
for Nellore sheep reared in different management systems,
- Analysed sheep production systems of north coastal zone of Andhra Pradesh
- Analysed sheep based farming systems in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh
- Analysed SUNANDHINI calf rearing scheme in Rayalseema region of Andhra Pradesh
- Validation of Portable Near Infra Red Reflectance Spectroscopy (NIRS) for the evaluation
of feeds and fodders in the development of Ruminant Production systems.
- Application of body condition score (BCS) system for Murrah and Graded Murrah buffaloes
for improved productivity under field conditions,
- Adaptability and performance of Sahiwal and Jersey x Sahiwal crossbred cows in tropical
- Identified the different migratory aspects of sheep rearing in Anantapur District
of Andhra Pradesh
- Established the correlation of Body Condition Score (BCS) with reproductive performance
in Nellore Jodipi sheep
- Assessed the stress levels in elephants in zoo, wild and semi wild conditions by
fecal cortisol estimation
This department has been conducting research on the following areas:
- To study the shelf life of processed meat products by using various nano encapsulated
essential oils and packaging methods.
- To detect various heavy metals in the ecosystem of industrial region of Tirupati.
- To evaluate the efficacy of herbal formulation AV/LMP/10 in lean meat production
- Development and quality evaluation of chicken meat sausages enriched with omega-3-fatty
- Studies on characterisation of slaughterhouse waste water and its impact on public
- Development of novel binding systems for extended restructured buffalo meat products.
- Assessment of quality of the beef samples intended for feeding of carnivores in
S.V Zoological Park, Tirupati,
- Studies on the utilisation of spent breeder hen meat for the development of value
added sausages fortified with different ground vegetable oil seeds.
- Development of packaging films embedded with different nano particles to enhance
the shelf life of pork.
Research projects completed (Independently / Collaboration):
- Studies on semen characteristics and preservation of Native Buck semen andEstablished
freezing protocols for the freezing of Native Buck semen.
- Production of embryos from the primordial follicles of Sheep.
On going research project(s) (Collaboration):
- Identification and Evaluation of Novel Biomarkers for Diagnosing Bovine Uterine
- This department has carried out pioneering works in
the area of Seminology.
- Conducted pioneering works in the clinical research
such as estrus synchronisation, induction of estrus, endometritis and anestrous.
- Established serum profiles of luteinizing hormone in
normal and abnormally cycling cows, the first of its kind in India.
- First time in India this Department identified uterine
neoplasia (asymptomatic) in repeat breeding infertile cows and buffaloes.
- First time in India this Department standardised a
simple, cost effective and farmer friendly approach “Non – Manual Removal
of RFM” in bovines, the first of its kind in India.
- First time in India this Department validated Endocervical
Cytology for diagnosing subclinical endometritis in bovines.
- Very recently this Department also standardised PGIMFT
as a perfect tool to confirm true anestrous in bovines required for field practice.
Research and other activities
- Completed 13 research projects funded by various funding agencies and there are four ongoing projects in the department in which one of the project is funded by BBSRC, UK.
- Research by students and faculty published in high impact peered-reviewed national & international journals.
- Books, instructional materials and teaching aids are prepared by the faculty as valuable tools to equip students with updated knowledge.
- Faculty won several coveted awards, prizes, fellowships.
- Several training and awareness programmes were organized and conducted by this department. Recently ICAR sponsored winter school for 21days was conducted on “Molecular diagnosis of diseases of small ruminants”.
Ongoing Research Projects
- Epidemiological investigation on prevalence of sheep associated malignant catarrhal
fever (SA-MCF) in cattle/ Buffaloes of Andhra Pradesh.
- Epidemiological mapping of Clostridium perfringens toxin types causing lamb mortality
in Andhra Pradesh.
- Recombinant chimeric fusion gene subunit vaccine against Clostridial enteric infections
- Production and application of IgY antibodies for passive immunization.
- Accelerating impact of uptake of best practice of lameness in South India by understanding
disease presentation in wet season and role of actor network in sheep management
sponsored by BBSRC global challenges research fund.
- Documentation and Identification of active principles
of plant origin for the treatment of viral & bacterial diseases and metabolic
diseases of cattle & poultry.
- Preparation and validation of various Ayurvedic/herbal
formulations for the treatment of viral and bacterial diseases and metabolic diseases
of livestock and poultry.
- Collection of materials to develop an herbal garden
for the development of ethno-pharmacology wing.
- Collaborating with pharmaceutical companies for safety
evaluation of their products.
- The department is involved in research on wildlife forensics to detect species origin
of meat, sanitary quality of water, food safety aspects of meat, milk and eggs,
sero-diagnosis of zoonotic infections and antibiotic resistance profiles of the
isolates from food and clinical samples.
- This department has been conducting research on the following areas
- Quality and public health safety of foods of animal
origin in and around Tirupati
- Surveillance of E.coli in animals and humans.
- Detection of food poisoning microorganisms like Listeria,
Yersinia, Aeromonas, Salmonella and E.coli from foods of animal origin and environmental
- Lyrics bacteriophages against pathogens of zoonotic
- Effect of plant extracts in sanitation programme
- Eco friendly disposal of slaughterhouse waste
- Detection of Heavy metal residues in different animal
products like milk, meat and eggs.
- Till now the faculty of this department has published
more than 80 articles in various National and International Journals.
- A State Plan Project on “Clinical pathology,
sero epidemiology and diagnosis of Leptospirosis in the domesticated and domiciled
animals and man were completed under one health concept”. Under this project
serum samples from animals and humans were tested for Leptospirosis and reported
the high incidence of Leptospirosis and reported the high incidence of Leptospirosis
in and around Tirupati.
Ongoing Research Projects
- At present the department is handling two Minor research
- Studies on dairy farm sewage treatment using Moringaolifera
- Eco friendly disposal of solid waste of slaughter house
and retail meat shops with pre treatment and co digestion with animal manure.
- A collaborative research project entitled “Comparative
Study of Shiga Toxin producing E.coli Biodiversity in India and Tunisia: An Integrated
Surveillance and Molecular Characterisation of Shiga Toxin producing E.coli and
its Antimicrobial Resistance and Zoonotic Significance”. this project proposal
is a collaborative research project provisionally by the Ministry of Higher Education,
Scientific Research of the Republic of Tunisia and Department of Science and Technology
(DST), Govt. of India. This research project was provisionally selected and final
confirmation is yet to come.
The department is conducting Clinical and field oriented research (Post Graduate / Doctoral)
- Epidural anaesthesia in large animals.
- Ascites in dogs (diagnostic imaging aspects).
- Orthopaedic techniques in dogs.
- Artificial limb prostheses in dogs.