This journal was first published in 1970 as The Kerala Journal of Veterinary Science by the Director of Animal Husbandry, Kerala as the official publication of the Kerala Veterinary Research Council. The journal was renamed in 1990 as the Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. From 1972 till 2007, it was published by Kerala Agricultural University and thereafter it is being published by Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University.

PERIODICITY: Bi annual-two issues a year.

Year and Place of Publication: Latest volume 42 was published in 2011- Published by the Director of Entrepreneurship for and on behalf of the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Pookode, Wayanad, Kerala and printed at VIVID OFFSET PRINTERS,THRISSUR.

EDITOR: Dr. K. Devada, Professor and Head, Veterinary Parasitology


  1. Dr. Shibu Simon
    AssistantProfessor, Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology & Obstetrics
  2. Dr. Indu.V.Raj
    Assistant Professor, Veterinary Anatomy and Histology
  3. Dr. H. Shameem
    Assistant Professor, Veterinary Parasitology

Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences is a half yearly publication of the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) devoted to the publication of original research papers on various aspects of Veterinary and Animal Sciences and clinical articles which are of interest to research workers and practitioners engaged in livestock and poultry production. Research papers on wild life, laboratory animals and environmental problems affecting livestock production; short communications of importance in Veterinary and Animal Sciences area also accepted. The editorial board look forward to continual support and co operation from all well wishers in future for a promising and prospective venture. From 2013 onwards, the editorial board has decided to publish articles in respect of Dairy Science and other related sciences.

Focus Theme : Focus on Veterinary/Animal/Dairy/related sciences

Annual: Inland: KVASU staff/AH Dept.: Rs. 200/-
Inland: Other Agencies Rs. 400/-
Foreign US $ 75
Price per issue: Inland: KVASU staff/ A.H. Dept: Rs. 100/-
Inland: Other Agencies Rs. 200/-
Back volume: Inland Rs. 200/-
(per issue) Foreign US $ 30


Front Cover in Rs.8000/-
Back Cover in Rs.7000/-
Colour insertion Rs.6000/- I
Black and white full page Rs. 4000/- ~
Black and white half page Rs.2500/-

The Editor ,
Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences,
College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences,
Mannuthy - 680651,
Thrissur, Kerala, India
Phone: +91-487-2370344 ext.228; 334
Mob: +91 9447418800
Fax No: +91 487 2370344
Email :

TYPE OF ARTICLES: Review article, Research article, Clinical article and Short Communication

Procedure for sending articles:

Papers are accepted for publication on the understanding that they have neither been published nor are being considered for publication elsewhere. The concurrence of all authors for publication of the article is necessary.

Original research papers, relevant review article (one per issue), clinical articles and short communications are accepted for publication.

Two copies of the article and a soft copy on a CD should be sent to the Editor. The copies of the article should be typewritten (double space) on one side of A4 bond paper with margin of three cm on left hand side.

All authors must subscribe the journal for one year.
A processing fee (Rs.150/-( Rupees One Hundred and Fifty only) within India, US$10/- abroad) and a publication charge (Rs.500/-within India, US$100/- abroad) should be remitted as demand draft addressed to Editor, Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, payable at SBT, Ollukkara, Thrissur District. 

The papers on completed original research must be concise and not exceeding eight typed pages.

The bulk of paper should record the actual work done by the authors. The article should be headed with the full title, initials and surnames of all authors and the name and address of the institution. A shortened version of the title (running title) should be furnished. Serial titles are not acceptable. Each author should be superscribed with numbers which should be explained as a foot note at the end of first page itself in italics. Phone number and email id of corresponding author are to be given.

The format for paper should be title, author(s), abstract (about 50 words), keywords, a short running title, introduction (without heading), materials and methods, results and discussion, acknowledgement if any and references. The results and discussion should be combined to avoid repetition. The abstract and key words must be in italics.

Authors are requested to expand each scientific abbreviation at its first occurrence in the text. Eg.

Complement Fixation Test (CFT). The abbreviation presented in "System internationale" for Units and Symbols should be adopted.

The references should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order together with the initials of names. The author(s) name, the year of publication, title of the article, name of the journal, volume and page numbers should be included in the form: Shameem, H., Subramanian, H., Devada, K. and Lucy Sabu. 2010. Anticoccidial effect of certain herbal formulations in chicken coccidiosis. J. Vet. Parasitol. 24:79 - 81. Abbreviation for the title of the journal should be inaccordance with the "World list of scientific periodicals".

Tables should be typed at appropriate place in the text with only essential data. The size of the tableand graphs as far as possible should be adjusted for double column printing. The illustration/photographs should be on separate sheets. Each should bear the author's name and figure number in pencil on the back. Photograph should be unmounted glossy prints suitable for reproduction. Colour illustrations are accepted. Captions and legends should be typed separately fromthe illustrations and numbered.

Short communications should not exceed a maximum of three typed pages. They may have asummary, but no other division. It should not contain more than two tables or figures. Papers will be subjected to editorial revision that may be dictated by the general rules governing thepresentation in the journal. The Editorial board retains the right to accept the papers and no reason will be given in case of non-acceptance of articles.

All correspondences pertaining to the journal should be addressed to the Editor, Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences. Mannuthy,
Thrissur- 680 651, Kerala, India. You can reach the editor at

Size (Journal)- DEMI ¼ size (130 GSM & 300 GSM Cover)
Circulation: 1800 copies
No. of contributors in the last three issues- Information attached






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