Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology and Obstetrics

0194-2262208
argofvsc@skuastkashmir.ac.in

Teaching Mandate

  • Imparting theoretical, practical and hands-on training and education to Undergraduate (B.V.Sc & AH) Degree Programme students.
  • Imparting Resident Instructions to MVSc and PhD degree programmes in the discipline of Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology and Obstetrics.

 Research Mandate

            The department is conducting research on reproductive problems faced by the dairy farmers, and on innovative ideas to enhance reproductive efficiency in the farm and pet animals. Main thrust areas of research are:

    • Studies on Subclinical Endometritis in repeat breeding dairy animals.
    • Ultrasonographic studies on repeat breeding dairy animals with major focus on anovulation and delayed ovulation.
    • Induction of estrus in cattle.
    • Improvement of Small Ruminant production through Assisted Reproductive Technologies.
    • Out season breeding in Sheep.
    • In vitro maturation and In vitro fertilization of ruminant oocytes.
    • Standardization of the Artificial insemination techniques in sheep.
    • Semen biology.
    • Cryopreservation of Ram epididymal spermatozoa.
    • Conservation of wild endangered species like Hangul.

 Extension

  • The Scientists of the division are actively involved in attending various gynaecological/Infertility cases presented in the Out-patient department of the University Hospital on Roaster basis.
  • Attending of various clinical/Infertilty camps organized by various KVKs of the University in collaboration with the Development departments.
  • Imparting hands on training to the Veterinary Assistant Surgeons and Livestock Assistants of the Animal and Sheep Hubandry Departments of Kashmir from time to time.
  • Imparting training for the educated unemployed youth regarding the Artifial Insemination Techniques in large animals under field conditions.
  • To provide consultancy and specialist services to government, semi-government and allied agencies.
  • Advising and suggesting solutions to government and non-government agencies concerning the issues related to livestock reproductive health.