Department of Farm Animal Production & Health

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science

Infertility management of farm animals

  • Herd fertility investigation in state and private farms
  • Artificial insemination services for cattle, buffalo and horses
  • Conduct of fertility clinics in field veterinary ranges
  • Pregnancy diagnosis services for farm and companion animals
  • Elective and emergency obstetrical and gynecological treatments as required
  • Examination and certification of animals for breeding purposes
  • Providing services on advanced reproductive biotechnologies in farm animals
  • Animal Production

  • Consultation and advisory services for production and management of ruminants and mono-gastric animals
  • Extension services for livestock farmers and school students
  • Educational field visits
  • Specialized Services

  • Consultation services on the embryo transfer programme of the National Livestock Development Board (NLDB)
  • Consultation services to Police Mounted Division
  • Consultation services to Turf Club – NuwaraEliya
  • Consultancy services to the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Council for Agriculture Research Policy (CARP)
  • International consultancy services to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO, Rome) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA, Vienna)
  • Conduct of CPD courses for field veterinarians
  • Large Animal Teaching Hospital

    We are dedicated to provide a comprehensive clinical training for the students and optimum health care for equine, livestock and poultry.
    Whether you come for emergency, specialty, or primary care, you can expect to be treated as an important part of the care team for your animal. You’ll be fully informed about the condition, treatment options and recommendations, prognosis, and charges for your animal’s care so you can make the decision that’s right for you.

    Mobile Veterinary Service

    The training of undergraduates on aspects of farm animal medicine is mainly achieved through the routine mobile veterinary clinic which caters for the farmers in a 25 km radius.
    This facility is available for 6 days a week from 8 am to 5 pm and any emergency case afterhours will also be served by the staff. The department is provided with 2 mini buses and 26 seater bus in order to carry out the above activity.

    Teaching Farm at Udaperadeniya

    The following livestock Production units are functioning

    • Cattle, Goats, Pigs, Poultry Broilers and Layers.
    • The activity include
    • Training of Undergraduates.
    • Training of Farmers.
    • Fodder production.
    • Sales outlet for eggs and milk.