Research and Extension Institutions


Central Avian Research Institute at Izatnagar
  • Undertake basic, applied and adaptive research in all disciplines relating to avian production and post-harvest technology including conservation and maintenance of poultry germ-plasm.
  • Impart specialized training and post-graduate education in Poultry science.
  • Develop, update and standardize package of practices concerning feeding, management, health cover and poultry products technology and transfer of these for use by the poultry farmers and the industry.
  • Act as server as a national repository in all aspects of poultry production, post-harvest technology, marketing, pricing, export and related issued.
  • Provide referral and consultancy services in all aspects of Poultry Science.

Central Poultry Development Organization, Mumbai


  • Improvement of economic traits of different strains/breeds by adopting modern scientific breeding and selection techniques.
  • Development/evaluation of high producing hybrid laying chicken to meet increasing commercial needs and
  • Production and supply of high quality pure line/parent stock to public and private organisations.
Veterinary College, Mannuthy and Pookode The College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences was established in 1955 by the Government of Kerala. in1972. It was taken over by the Kerala Agricultural University as a constituent college.  The main objectives of the college are teaching, research and extension in the field of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.  The address of different colleges are:
  •  Dean, College of Veterinary. & Animal Science, Mannuthy, Thrissur District, 680 651 ,  Phone : 0487-2370451, 2370344,
  • Associate Dean, College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Pookot, Lakkidi P.O., Wayanad - 673 576, Phone : 04936-256340,
  • College of Dairy Science & Technology, Kolahalamedu, Idukki District
Regional Poultry Farm Major activities are production and distribution of layer chicks and eggs.
  • Kudappanakkunnu
  • Kureeppuzha, Kollam
  • Manarcaud, Kottayam
  • Koovappadi, Ernakulam
  • Malampuzha, Palakkad
  • Chathamangalam, Kozhikode
  • Mundayad, Kannur
Duck Farm, Niranam The aim of the farm is to preserve different varieties and breeds of chicks, improve the quality of ducks reared for eggs and meat purpose and popularize duck farming. The different breeds of ducks reared in the farm are Desi, White pekkins and Kakki campbell and Vigora Super-M.
Central Hatchery, Chengannur The main objective of this major institution of Animal Husbandry Department is to produce good quality chicks. The following institutions are also functioning in the
  • Central Hatchery Complex
  • Feed Compounding Factory
  • Feed Testing Laboratory
  • Mobile Veterinary Hospital
  • Chick Sexing School
  • Poultry Training Institute
  • Quail Production Unit
Avian Disease Diagnostic Lab, Thiruvalla


Disease Investigation and Disease Control are the main objective of this Laboratory, which is functioning under the control of a Deputy Director.

The officers conducted tours to detect diseases. All Government and Private Poultry Farms, Egger Nurseries, Broiler Units have been visited for Disease Investigation and Disease Surveillance.
References Kerala Agricultural University. 2001. Package of Practices- Recommendations: Veterinary and Animal Husbandry, Kerala Agricultural University, Trichur. .