Animal Husbandry

Department of Animal Husbandry in Kerala came into existence in 1956.The animal health care and livestock and poultry production are the main objectives of the department. The major activities of the department are veterinary services and animal health care, disease eradication programmes, cattle, goat, pig, and poultry development programmes, control of zoonotic diseases, extension , training programmes for farmers and veterinarians and production of biologicals. The department has one District Animal husbandry office headed by District Animal Husbandry officer at the District headquarters. There are around 95 institutions like veterinary hospitals, veterinary dispensaries, veterinary sub centres etc in Kottayam District. The details of these institutions are listed below.

Services Provided

1. Veterinary Hospitals / Veterinary Dispensaries & DVC- District Veterinary Centre Kodimatha, Kottayam

Treatment & other Veterinary services

2. Mobile Veterinary Hospital, Kottayam

Mobile Veterinary Hospital

3. Pig Breeding Farm, Kappad PO, Kanjirappally

Pig Farm

4. RP Vigilance-Kottayam, Vayaskkarakunnu,Kottayam

Rinderpest Eradication

5. Regional PoultryFarm-Manarcaud P O, Kottayam

Poultry Farm

6. ADCP Kottayam, District Veterinary Centre, Kodimatha, KottayamSouth PO

Disease Control

7. LMTC Thalayolapparambu P O, Kottayam

Training Centre

8. MFAU Erumeli, Mukkoottuthara PO ,Erumeli

Mobile Veterinary Service

9. Calf Feed Subsidy Programme ,Vayaskkarakunnu

Calf Feed Distribution

Animal Husbandry Department related Websites:

Animal Husbandry Department, Government of Kerala:


Details of Institutions in Kottayam District (PDF 361KB)