The department of Animal Nutrition is staffed with highly qualified teachers (4 PhDs of the total 6), who are offering postgraduate degree programs in MSc (Hons) and PhD in the field of Animal Nutrition covering wide range of disciplines. In addition to this, the department of Animal Nutrition is offering courses to undergraduate students in five years degree program scheme the “Doctor of Veterinary Medicine” (DVM). The department is also offering trainings to the farmers and officers of the tribal (FATA) and settled areas in the filed of Animal Nutrition and related disciplines. The department one cattle feed mill and has the capabilities to fulfil the demand of the farmers by offering them quality feed product. The department has six separate laboratories for undergraduate and postgraduate studies, where routinely student’s research and practical is carried out. The department also extended and trying to establish linkages to different departments of the university and allied colleges of the province by offering facilities in terms of chemical analysis and processing various research samples. These laboratories, together with a livestock complex on the campus, Feed Mill, Large and Small Animal Houses offer facilities (for testing feeds, animal trials, metabolic crates, rumen fistulated steers to do metabolic studies, forage land, and diary animals) for students’ practical and research that integrate the whole range of applied training in Animal Nutrition and service facilities to the allied departments of the university. The course work prepares students to effectively assume leadership in the livestock sector with a strong background of Animal Nutrition for serving animal husbandry needs of the farmers and industries. Students design their thesis manuscript by conducting basic and adaptive research for improving livestock nutrition which in turn facilitates farmers and increasing farm income in low (small-holder) and high input (commercial) systems and also developing linkages with national and international organizations in programs for sustainable development of livestock sector.
Department of Animal Nutrition
Office Phone: + 92 91 5710391
Fax: + 92 91 9216520
Mobile: + 92 333 9385726
Mailing Address: Department of Animal Nutrition, Agricultural University Peshawar, 25130, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.