IMPROVED VARIETIES OF LIVESTOCK
Two improved varieties of crossbred pigs were developed by cross breeding of Assam local pigs with exotic germplasm of Hampshire. The improved genetic groups consisting of (i) Hampshire 50% and indigenous 50% (ii) Hampshire 75% and indigenous 25%. These two genetic varieties of pigs showed better result in terms reproduction, litter size and body weight gain in comparison to local indigenous pigs.
Two Improved varieties of cross bred goats have been developed by cross breeding of Assam local goats with Beetal goats. These two varieties consist of (i) Beetal 50% and Assam local goat 50% and (ii) Beetal 75% and Assam local goats 25%. Crossbred goats have higher body weight gain (16.02 kg) in one year than Assam local goats (13 kg).
Lapinized vaccine virus for classical swine fever has been adapted in cell culture system for vaccine production
Single day vaccination strategy against IBDV and ND:
Simultaneous immunization of pigs against Classical Swine fever and F.M.D
Vaccination of cattle with half dose of Brucella strain 19 vaccine:
RAPID DAGNOSTICS TECHNIQUES
Enzyme immunoassays for rapid diagnosis of classical swine fever have been standardized.
Treatment for augmenting reproductive process.
Treatment protocol with specific hormones has been developed for cattle, goat and sows for augmenting reproductive process so that total crop size could be enhanced. Treatment cost is low in comparison to the standard treatment. Applied in some of the organized farming systems with encouraging results.
Anesthesia for Elephants.
Medetomidine, a novel anesthetic and Atipamezole, a reversal of medetomidine have been standardized in Asian Elephant for the first time in the World and recommended to the field Vets for restraining of the Elephants as well as their reversal without any harmful effect.
Technique for post- thawing preservation of bull semen.
This technique enables use of an ordinary thermos flask for preservation of frozen thawed semen for up to 2 hours, which eliminates use of costly and heavy liquid nitrogen containers. Especially useful in hilly areas.