College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences , Mannuthy


Department Profile

The Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics of College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences was upgraded and given the status of Centre for Advanced Studies in Animal Genetics and Breeding (CASAGB) in 1986 as recognition for its contribution in various fields of activities.


  • To conduct research with a view to evolve appropriate breeding policy for improving the genetic potential of livestock for efficient growth and increased production and reproduction
  • To undertake research in immunogenetics, cytogenetics and molecular genetics in order to support the livestock breeding programme
  • To act as gene bank and germplasm resource for domestic animals

Components of CASAGB:

  • Dept. of Animal Breeding & Genetics
  • Cattle Breeding
  • Goat Breeding
  • Rabbit Breeding
  • Conservation of Germplasm
  • Cytogenetics
  • Immunogenetics
  • Molecular Genetics

The Department offers Under Graduate, Masters and Doctoral Programmes in Animal Breeding, Genetics, & Biostatistics.

Resources include:


  • Dairy cattle Breeding
  • Goat Breeding and Conservation
  • Rabbit Breeding
  • Conservation of Vechur and Kasargod cattle and Malabri and Attapadi Black goats

Learning support

  • Cytogenetics laboratory
  • A well established Molecular laboratory
  • Radiotracer laboratory

Computer labs

  • Computer with internet facilities
  • Facilities for data analysis related Animal Breeding

Institutions controlled by CASAGB:

  • University Sheep & Goat Farm
  • Vechur Conservation Centre
  • Rabbit Research Centre

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