Department of Farm Animal Production & Health

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science

About Us

The department of Farm Animal Production and Health (FAPH) was established in the year 2000 as a part of the major reform in the faculty to teach subjects related to animal production and health to veterinary undergraduates. Department involves in teaching undergraduates from the 3rd semester onwards through formal class room lectures and substantial amount of practical and clinical work both in the faculty and in the field. The main outreach activities of the department involves providing disease diagnosis and treatment to the small holder livestock farmers through, the large animal teaching hospital together with the mobile veterinary(ambulatory) service and investigation of major reproductive problems and disease conditions in state and private farms. All these outreach activities are linked with academic programmes to provide sound clinical training to undergraduates in farm animal medicine, surgery, reproduction and management.

Our Vision

To be a centre of excellence, both in Sri Lanka and within the Asia region, for teaching, research and outreach activities on farm animal production and health

Our Mision

To impart knowledge, skills and attitudes on farm animal production and health to veterinary undergraduates and postgraduates, in order to enable them to maintain the productivity, reproductive efficiency, health and welfare of farm, aquatic and wild animals. The mission also includes providing services to the public on various aspects, including advice, disease prevention, control and treatment, conducting continuing education programmes for veterinarians and other stakeholders in the livestock sector, functioning as a national referral centre and conducting research aimed at improving farm animal production and health.

Contact us

Head of The Department
Dr. P. A. Basil D. Alexander
Phone : +94 81 2395936
Fax : +94 81 2389136
E mail: headfaph@pdn.ac.lk
Department Office: +94 81 2395926

Postal Address

Department of Farm Animal & Production Health
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science
University of Peradeniya
Peradeniya 20400 Sri Lanka