Research and Extension Institutions


National Diary Research Institute, Karnal The R & D activities of the institute mainly focus on (1).to produce animals with better productivity(2).to innovate suitable processing methods and equipments for processing milk into nutritious and shelf stable products and(3). providing the dairy farmers and entrepreneurs information about existing market demands and practical management inputs for making dairying a self sustaining profitable business.
Central Frozen Semen Production and Training Institute, Hessarghatta This is a premier Institute producing frozen semen doses of indigenous exotic and cross breed cattle bulls and Murrah buffalo bulls for use in artificial insemination. The institute also provides training in frozen semen technology to technical officers of the State Governments and acts as a centre for testing the indigenously manufactured frozen semen and AI equipment.
National Veterinary Biological Products Quality Control Centre


At present, the Indian Veterinary Research Institute has been assisting in the task of monitoring the quality of vaccines and biologicals. But in order to obtain better monitoring of the quality, it is essential to establish a separate Institute. Chaudhary Charan Singh Institute of Veterinary Health is being set up at Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh.
The Centre for Animal Disease Research and Diagnosis (CADRAD) of Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar.


In order to provide referral services over and above the existing disease diagnostic laboratories in the States, one Central and five Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratories have been set up. The Centre for Animal Disease Research and Diagnosis (CADRAD) of Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar is functioning as Central Laboratory. The Disease Investigation Laboratory, Pune, Institute of Animal Health and Veterinary Biologicals, Kolkata, Institute of Animal Health & Biologicals, Bangalore and Animal Health Institute, Jallandhar and Institute of Veterinary Biological, Khanapara, Guwahati are functioning as referral laboratories for Western, Eastern, Southern, Northern and North-Eastern regions respectively.
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:
  • College of Veterinary. & Animal Science, Mannuthy, Thrissur District  
  • College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Pookode, Wayanad District
  • College of Dairy Science & Technology, Kolahalamedu, Idukki District
Jersey Farm, Vithura The farm was established for producing high yielding cows by cross breeding indigenous breeds with exotic breeds. From this farm AI facilities were extended to the public.
Epidemiological Cell, Thiruvananthapuram The objective of the scheme is to collect, analyze, interpret and report the monthly data on all the cases treated against different types of Livestock and Poultry disease in the state.
Training centers 1. Livestock Management Training Centre, Kudappanakkunnu, Thiruvananthapuram functioning under the supervision of a Principal Training Officer in the cadre of Additional Director.
2. Livestock Management Training Centre, Aluva (1986) is functioning under the guidance of a Deputy Director.
3. Livestock Management Training Centre, Mundayad, Kannur (1984) is functioning under the control of Principal Training Officer in the cadre of Joint Director.
4. Livestock Management Training Centre, Malampuzha, Palakkad is established in 2000.

These centres impart training to farmers on scientific management of production units to enhance production and training to women to prepare themselves to take up small domestic units of Livestock and poultry of manageable size to supplement family income, provide technical knowledge and relevant information on various schemes implemented in the Animal Husbandry sector with a view to uplift the weaker sections of society and help the unemployed youth to gain self employment.

References Kerala Agricultural University. 2001. Package of Practices- Recommendations: Veterinary and Animal Husbandry, Kerala Agricultural University, Trichur. .