Department of Theriogenology
 

Introduction


Theriogenology relates to the branch of veterinary medicine that encompasses the basic physiology and pathology of male and female reproductive systems, the applied and clinical practice of veterinary reproductive physiology, obstetrics, gynecology, andrology and the application and implementation of advanced animal reproductive biotechnologies.
We understand the potential challenges and problems of reproduction and work with our clients and referring veterinarians towards successful outcomes. The CUVAS Theriogenology Team has a broad range of expertise, areas of interest, and clinical experience. The Theriogenology Team works in conjunction with other specialists including our species-specific groups in the other departments of CUVAS.
Our team has active involvement in clinical service including comprehensive consultation for clients and referring veterinarians on reproductive questions, concerns, or issues. Our reproductive laboratories allow us to offer many assisted reproductive technologies including semen cryopreservation, artificial insemination and embryo transfer. The Theriogenology Team is extremely active in clinical training and teaching of veterinarians and veterinary students with the most applicable and updated information. Our involvement in reproductive applied research linked to producer concerns allows us to provide accurate and useful material through outreach and extension programs.

Objectives        


The principal objective of the department of Theriogenology is to impart teaching and clinical training of undergraduate students enrolled in DVM degree program. It also provides clinical and 24/7 extension services to the farmers, animal breeders and commercial farms regarding reproductive issues of their animals. The department has a rich custom of conducting training workshops to uplift the livestock sector and to make it more profitable.

Research Priorties


The department has set its research priorities towards problem oriented research. Major areas are as:

  • Reproductive physiology and pathobiology
  • Gametes cryobiology
  • Improved reproductive management
  • Reproduction-nutrition and reproduction-genetics interactions
  • Advanced reproductive biotechnologies
  • Equine Reproduction