The functioning of Animal Husbandry can be classified into 7 groups.

  1. Artificial Insemination

  About 6000  Artificial  Inseminations   are  done  in  a  month  in  98 Veterinary Hospitals. According  to 1996  census the Cross Breed cattles were below 50% but in 2000 census there was an   increase  of  about  90%  shows  an improvement in artificial insemination in the cattle production.

  2. Treatment facilities

  The  treatment of animals are made available through the 98 Veterinary hospitals in the  district. The  farmers are  making  maximum use  of  the  modern facilities   in  the  Veterinary hospitals (including lab facilities). Since the required medicines are made available in every hospitals, the cost of treatment has considerably decreased. Even the facilities for urgent surgeries are  made in every Veterinary Hospitals.

  3. Remedial measures for resisting diseases

    In  Kerala the major epidemic diseases found in cattles are foot & Mouth diseases, Rinderpest & Anthrax. To  resist  these  diseases  regular    prophilatic vaccinations  are  done freely in veterinary Hospitals & Sub-centres. Vaccinations are also done for rabbies and Anthrax which are infected from animals to human beings.


    Many wide and variety of schemes are developed with the help of  local self  Govt. Institutions (Panchayats)  in  the  field  of  Animal  Husbandry.  The important schemes  given below.

a)      S.L.B.P Scheme : The cattles aged from 4-7  months  are  selected  and  50%  subsidized cattle   feed  and  insurance  are  given  until  they  attain the reproduction ability.

b)    With the Co-operation  of  local  self  Govt. the  scheme for the development of permanent buildings for the Veterinary Hospitals are made.

c)    The scheme for the distribution of  breed  of  improved  cattles, milking goats, poultries & ducks to the farmers are establishing and executing.

d)    Various schemes are implemented for the improvement of treatment  facilities and diagnosis in the Veterinary hospitals.

e)     For  widening  and  making  effective  the  animal  treatment facilities the 'Go-Raksha' camp and sterility and infertility camps are  conducted  in  every Panchayats.   

f)      Various  insurance  schemes are provided for the cattles. Kamadhenu insurance scheme are to be particularly specified as they provide safety for the farmers looking after the cattles and their domestic animals.

g)     Various schemes for the eradication of rabbies are conducted widely.

h)      Education Extension work.

Modern and effective information of the  Animal  Husbandry  field  are given to farmers through the Veterinary Hospitals. For   avoiding torture against animals we are co-operating with S.P.C.A and proper methods are adopted for  the  suitable  implementation  of  present rules and regulations. For this awareness camps are also organised.

       i)  As  a  part  of  state  level  activities  cattle  census  are collected and published in every 5            years.

j)      Farmers are provided with good quality seeds and proper aid is given to construct exhibition plots.

  5.   Production Centre

  District  Poultry Farm (Athavanad) : Here the hatchery of eggs are done and look after them scientifically  & distributed to the other centres.

  6. Regional Artificial Insemination Centre

    In order to conduct  intensive  cattle  development  programme  there  are  72 Sub-centres  in   Malappuram District under this institution. Here the Artificial Insemination and First-Aid treatment are available.

   Last updated on 16-07-2005                                       TOP                     BACK