» Division of Animal Nutrition

Infrastructure Facilities

CIF IVRI
  • Division has well equipped laboratories of Clinical and Pet Nutrition, Protein Nutrition, Energy Nutrition, Mineral and Vitamin Nutrition, Unconventional Feeds, Rumen Microbiology and Feed and Fodder Technology.
  • Animal Nutrition Research Sheds provide excellent facilities for feeding experiments and conducting digestibility and metabolism trials on small and large ruminants, laboratory animals as well as pets.

Important facilities available in the Division

  • Animal house for large and small ruminants for nutrition experiments
  • Kennels holding Labrador and mixed breed dogs
  • Respiration calorimeter for large and small ruminants
  • Ballistic bomb calorimeter
  • Infrared methane analyzer
  • Combined methane, oxygen and carbon dioxide analyzer
  • Animal feed block making facility
  • In vitro gas production experimentation facility
  • Smart classrooms for PG education
  • Seminar room with audio-visual aids

Important Instruments

  1. Atomic absorption spectrophotometer
  2. Gas liquid chromatography
  3. High Performance Liquid Chromatography
  4. Anaerobic work station
  5. Fully automatic solvent extraction and nitrogen analyser systems
  6. ELISA plate reader
  7. Automatic blood chemistry analyzer
  8. Automatic blood cell counter
  9. Molecular biology instruments
    • Gel documentation system complete with electrophoresis
    • PCR machine