College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences , Mannuthy


Department Profile

The department of Preventive Medicine started functioning under the department of Veterinary Medicine and Parasitology when the Kerala Veterinary College and Research Institute came into existence during 1955. Subsequently the Kerala Agricultural University was formed in 1972; the same set up was continued till 1976. The department became independent during 1976. The name of the department was changed as the Department of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine during 1994 when Veterinary Council of India syllabus was introduced for UG programme. Now department is offering Master’s and Doctoral programme.


 The department offers clinical expertise in the management of Infectious diseases through University Veterinary Hospitals, laboratory services like clinical material examination, ABST for mastitis, FAT for rabies and STAT for brucellosis. The department has research programmes pertaining to infectious diseases of farm animals, poultry and companion animals, herd health management and it has cutting edge science and technology development area for application in animal husbandry sector.

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