Veterinary Anatomy




  1. Teaching

    The Department carries maximum credit hours (22b credits) at undergraduate level. It has the required facilities like the laboratories for Gross Anatomy, Histology, Embryology and Tissue processing. At the Post-graduate level, 59 credit hours are offered.

  2. Research

    The Department is working in collaboration with Animal Breeding & Genetic Department on the Scheme entitled "Correlated responses to Selection in Patanwadi and Crossbred Sheep".

Major Research Projects completed:

  1. Bio-mechanical aspects of locomotion in buffalo and bullocks

    Studies on anatomical and biochemical characteristics of bones, muscles and joints of fore limb and hind limbs of buffalo and bullocks revealed the equivalence of load bearing capacity of species studied. Further more the buffalo was found to be superior for heavy load transportation with slow speed as compared to bullocks.

  2. Histogenesis of compound stomach of buffalo

    Early embryogenesis in buffalo is different from cattle in regional differentiation of for-stomach. The process of later morphogenesis was similar in cattle and buffalo. It was concluded that buffalo rumen was more competent to take over its metabolic function earlier than that of other ruminants.

  3. Histogenesis of female gonads and genitals of buffalo

    The study established the relationships between curved C.R. length and age of developing foetus. The development of right and left ovaries and genitals was different. The foetal weight was significantly correlated with weight of genitals.

  4. Histogenesis of mammary gland in buffalo

    The development of mammary gland in inguinal region up to formation of secondary and tertiary division of secretary ducts of gland parenchyma has been recorded at various ages of foetal development. In male foetus the fat pad was not developing.

Areas of Research Interest:

Biomechanics & Bioengineering of Draft animals; Anatomy of various viscera of Wild and Captive animals; Post-natal development of mammary glands in Surti buffalo.