Department of Animal Science
Department of Animal Science plays a vital role for development of livestock sector in Myanmar. It is a key department that trains subjects related with animal husbandry in the University of Veterinary Science. The Department is usually supervised and managed by Head of this Department. The first Head of Animal Science Department was Dr. ThanHtay and he was succeeded by Dr. TunSein, Dr. Aung Than, Dr. NweNweHtin and Dr. KhinHninSwe who is current Head of the Department.
In 1983, under the Head of Department, Dr. ThanHtay, there was a livestock farm for demonstration of animal husbandry practices to the students. However, in 1996 according to the arrangement of Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department, the demonstration livestock farm of the University was handed over to Livestock Feedstuff and Milk Product Enterprise except cattle farm which was kept in the hand of University for demonstration purpose for the students.
After that the Ministry considered to install better teaching facilitiesby establishing a demonstration farm for the University in collaboration with private livestock companies. As a result, in 2010, demonstration farms for poultry (both Layer and Broiler) and cattle were constructed for the University. The construction of these farms and expenses were mainly sponsored by Myanmar CP Livestock Company and managed by the University. In 2016-17 fiscal years, demonstration farms for pig and dairy cattle were constructed and used for demonstration purposes to the university students. In addition, the University was collaborated with Japfa Company to expand the dairy cattle farm and establishment of 7 acres pasture land for the cattle. These facilities are very useful for the demonstration purposes of the University students.
Research and Future Perspectives
In the University of Veterinary Science, the Master of Philosophy program was introduced and delivered the M.Phil degree holders in 1992. After that the Master of Veterinary Science program was initiated and the first candidate for MVSc degree was produced in 1994. Department of Animal Science has produced the following post graduate degree holders.
|No.||Type of Degree||Number of Candidate|
|3.||M. V. Sc.||42|
In term of research, the Department of Animal Science organized the research related with animal production and animal nutrition. Currently the department is conducting the research related with farm management and reducing feed cost for animal production.
In addition, the Department of Animal Science is training the students by using nutrition lab and equipment to measuring nutrient contents of the feedstuff and back-fat thickness of pig. The department is planning to conduct research programs for advanced animal husbandry practices which are useful and practically applicable for the livestock farmers.
Moreover, the University of Veterinary Science and the Department of Animal Science has initiated a separate program to produce BASc degree holder i.e. “Animal Science Specialization” in 2014-15 academic year. To this program, 150 students are accepted every year and trained as Animal Science degree holders. These Animal Science degree holders will contribute fulfilment of food requirement of the country through livestock production and for their family income as private livestock farm owners.
As mentioned in the slogan of our University “Constructing the Nations through Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science”, the Department of Animal Science in the University of Veterinary Science plays a key role in the production of basic food such as meat, milk and egg for the citizens of Myanmar. I’m sincerely proud that the Veterinarians who are trained every year by the University are contributing in the sufficient production of healthy and nutritious food for gradually increasing population of the Nation. Since 2014, the University has initiated the separate program producing Technicians for Animal Husbandry who are the key players of successful livestock production of the Nation. Since then, the University has trained successfully two batches of BASc degree holder (about 150) for the Nation. I sincerely hoped that the Livestock degree holders and Veterinarians produced by the University will be contributing the Nation to fulfil the requirement of healthy and nutritious meat, milk and egg for the entire Nationboth in term of quality and quantity.
U Aung Thein
U Kyaw Thein
Daw Ohn Myint
Daw Htway Tin
U Kyaw Zayar Myo Min Thein
Daw Aye Soe
- Poultry Production
- Swine Production
- Ruminants Production
- Extension, Farm Economics and Animal Heath and Development Law
- Animal Nutrition
- Genetics and Animal Breeding
- Animal Breeds and behavior
7 Research which have been done
- The effects of different proportion of fish meal and soybean meal on the performance of broilers and Layers.
- The effects of different oil cakes on the performance of broilers.
- Use of EM as feed addition on the performance of broiler and Layer.
- Use of high fibre diet as broiler and layer feed.
Research which are going on
- The effects of different energy and protein ration and different sex on the performance of broilers.
- The effects of duck weed as meat duck feed on the performance of meat duck.
Research which will be done
- The effect of feeding distiller grain on the performance of weaned pigs
- The comparism between sunflower meal and groundnut meal as swine diet.
- The study of effect of fishmeal versus shrimp meal on the performance of broilers.
The Titles of Thesis
1. The Effects of Different Types of Feed and Brooding Systems on the Performance of Broiler Chicks. M.Sc Thesis.
2. A Study of The Effect of Different levels of fish Meal in poultry Ration on The performance of Rhode Island Red layers. M.V.Sc Thesis.
3. The Effects of Supplementation of Urea Molasses Multinutrient Block on the Post PARTUM ovarian Activity In Dairy cows. M.V.Sc Thesis
4. A study Of the Effects Of Effective Microorganisms (EM) on the perform-ance of Broiler chicks. M.V.Sc Thesis
5. Effects Of leucaena leave Meal (UM) In poultry Ration On The Performance Of Cp Brown layers. M.V.Sc Thesis
6. Effects Of sorghum Grain In poultry Ration On The performance Of Golden Brown layers. M.V.Sc Thesis
7. The Effects Of feeding LEUCAENA leaf Meals (LLM) on The performance Of Broilers..M.V.Sc Thesis
8. Effects Of EM Bokashi In The feed on The performance Of Broiler Chickens. M.V.Sc Thesis
9. Effects of Copra Meal In Garwer/ Finisher Ration onThe performance Of Crossbred Pigs. M.V.Sc Thesis
10. Effect Of Sarghum Grain In The feed On The Performance Of Broiler chicks. M.V.Sc Thesis
11. Effect Of capra Meal In Grower Ration On The Performeance Of Broiler chicks. M.V.Sc Thesis
12. Effects of the Dietary Supplementtation of Soyabean oil and / or Ascorbic Acid on Performance, Heterophil: Lymphocyte Ratio, Relative Abdominal Fat weight, crude Protein Content of Meat Tissues And Antibody Response to Newcastle Disease Vaccination in Broiler Chickens. M.V.Sc Thesis
13. Growth Efficiency Of Broilers Related To Sunflower Mean Under Two Different Housing Systems. M.V.Sc Thesis
14. The Effect Of Effective Microorganisms On The Performance And Health Of Fattening Pigs. M.V.Sc Thesis
15. Effects Of Sources And Levels Of Dietary Oils On The Performance ,Body Temperature, Abdominal Fat Weight And Curde Fat Content Of Meat And Liver In Broiler Chickens. M.V.Sc Thesis
16. Effect of Dietary Vitamin E on Mortality, General Performance, Stress Response, Gross Lesion, Oocyst Count and Carcass Quality of Broiler Chicks Experimentally Infected With Eimeria Tenella. M.V.Sc Thesis.
17. Effect of Differentlevels of Vitamine E and/ or Vitamin C on General Performance,Stress Response, Immune Response and Relative Lymphoid Organ Weights in Broiler Chickens. M.V.Sc. Thesis.
18. Effect of bird density and dietary supplementation of ascorbic acid on productive performance, egg quality and stress response of caged layers. MVSc Thesis.
- I.Pig Production
- (a) Optimizing the feeding level of gestating sow in order to obtain maximum reproductive performance.
- (b) Feeding the cheap source of animal product to weaned pig.
- (c) Feeding the fermented product to weaned pig
- II. Poultry Production
- (a) Use of animal by-product as broiler diet.
- Alimon, A.R., D. Mohd. Jaafar., N. Abdullah and K.H. Swe. 2003. Composition and nutritive value of palm kernel cake after solid state fermentation. Myan. Vet. J. 9th Vet. Conference Edition. October, 2003. p. 15-21.
- Swe, K.H., A.R. ALimon, D. Mohd. Jaafar., N. Abdullah and S. Noraini. 2002. The addition of alcohol in the fermentation of PKC by Aspergillus niger and its effect on the fibre content of PKC. Proc. of 24th MSAP conf. Penang, Malaysia. P. 78-79.
- Swe, K.H., A.R. ALimon, N. Abdullah and D. Mohd. Jaafar. 2002. The improvement of nutritive quality of PKC by solid state fermentation for poultry diet. Myan. Vet. J. Annual conference edition. October, 2002. p. 23-29.
- Swe, K.H., A.R. ALimon, D. Mohd. Jaafar, and N. Abdullah. 2003. The nutritive content of PKC with graded level of rice bran after solid state fermentation using Aspergillus niger. ICAN, 2003. 3-5. March, 2003. Putrajaya, Malaysia.
- Swe, K.H., A.R. ALimon, N. Abdullah and D. Mohd. Jaafar. 2003.The protein content of Aspergillus niger solid fermented PKC. 25th MASP conference, 1-3, August, Melaka, Malaysia. P. 127-128.
- Swe, K.H., A.R. ALimon, D. Mohd. Jaafar, and N. Abdullah. 2003.The effect of different substrate groups on the final product in solid state fermentation of PKC. 25th MASP conference, 1-3, August, Melaka, Malaysia. P. 158-159.
- Swe, K.H., A.R. ALimon, D. Mohd. Jaafar, and N. Abdullah. 2004. Performance of Broiler fed fermented PKC. Journal of Agricultural, Forestry, Livestock and Fisheries Science. May, 2004. Yangon, Myanmar. P. 95-106.
- Swe, K.H., A.R. ALimon, D. Mohd. Jaafar, and N. Abdullah. 2004. Histopathological changes of the kidney, liver and bursa of fabricius in broiler chickens fed fermented PKC. Proc. 11th Animal Science Congress. The Asian-Australian Association of Animal Production Societies. 5-9 September, 2004. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. P. 141-143.
- Swe, K.H., A.R. ALimon, D. Mohd. Jaafar, and N. Abdullah. 2004. The nutritive value of PKC pre-treated with Aspergillus niger as a dietary ingreditent for broiler chickens. Proc. 11th Animal Science Congress. The Asian-Australian Association of Animal Production Societies. 5-9 September, 2004. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. P. 144-146.
- Swe, K.H., A.R. ALimon, N. Abdullah and D. Mohd. Jaafar. 2004. The effect of Ammonium sulphate on sporulation of Aspergillus niger. Agricultural congress, 2004. Malaysian International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC). 4-7. October, 2004. Selangor, Malaysia.
- Swe, K.H., A.R. ALimon, N. Abdullah, D. Mohd. Jaafar and R. Sarah. 2004. The role of ammonium salts in enhancing nutrients of PKC during solid state fermentation. Malaysian J. of Anim. Sci. Vol. 13(1) 52-57
- Swe, K.H; A.R.Alimon, N.Abdullah and D.Mohd.Jaffar (2003): Protein enrichment of PKC by Solid State fermentation using Aspergillous niger . Malaysian Journal of Animal Science.Vol:8(1), Page 71-76
- Sai Kong Ngeun, Khin Hnin Swe , Aye Aye Maw, Hla Hla Moe ( 2018): The effect of Lysine supplementation an the performance of Myanmar Local breed and DYL cross breed pig. Journal of Scientific Agriculture 2018 Vol: 1025081/Jsa. 2018.V 993 Page 92-96
- Khin Hnin Swe, Aye Aye Maw, Hla Hla Moe, Sai Kong Ngeun (2018) : Evaluation of optimal lysine level in Myanmar local breed and DYL crossed breed pig. International Journal For Innovation Education and Research (IJIER). Vol.6. No.07 (2018) Page 17-25
- Hsu Thet Hmue Naing, Khin Hnin Swe, Khin San Muu, Sandi Myint Oo (2019). Solid state fermentation of soybean meal with Aspergillus niger for upgrading nutritive values. International Journal of Innovation Education and Research. Vol 7: 374-381.
- Khin Khin Lay, Aung Than (2005): Effect of EM Bokashi in the Feed on the Performance of Broiler chicks. In: Proceedings of the Annual Research Conference. Myanmar Academy of Agricultural, Forestry, Livestock and Fishery Sciences. pp.58-73.
- Khin Khin Lay, h.c.F.Hoerchner,N. Moracote and K. Kreausukon. (2008). Prevalence of Cryptosporidium, Giardia and Other Gastrointestinal parasites in Dairy calves in Mandalay. In: Proceedings of the 15th Congress of the Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations FAVA- OIE Joint symposium on Emerging Diseases. PP-273-274.
- Khin Khin Lay, C. Koowattananukul , and R. Chuanchuen (2012). Antibiotic resistance and virulence genes of Escherichia coli isolated from swine. In: Proceeding of The 37th International Conference on Veterinary Science IICAB, APHIS, FAO joint Synposiums “Asia web for world food security”.(Eds. Aranya Ponpornpisit and kanjana Imsilp) Nonthaburi : Infinity color printing,2012. PP-87.
- Khin Khin Lay, C. Koowattananukul, N. Chansong and R. Chuanchuen (2012). Antimicrobial-resistance, virulence and phylogenetic characteristics of Escherichia coli isolates from clinically healthy swine. Foodborne pathog Dis. 9 (11): 992-1002.
- Khin Khin Lay, N. Chansong and R. Chuanchuen (2012). Plasmid profiles of multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli from clinically healthy swine. Thai J Vet Med. 42(2): 229-233.
- Saw Bawn, Sanda Kyi, Khin Khin Lay, Latt Latt Htun and Tin Tin Myaing (2014). Prevalence and associated risk factors of Cryptosporidium and Giardia spp. In cattle within Madalay region, Myanmar. J. Adv. Parasitol. 1: 49-53.
- Phyo Htet Htet Kyaw, Kyaw San Win, Khin Khin Lay, Kyaw Kyaw Moe, Aye Aye Maw, Khin Hnin Swe (2017): Effect of dietary garlia and thyme seed supplementation on the production performance, carcass yield and gut mionbial population of broiler chickens. Journal of Scientific Agriculture. 1: 269-274.
- Kay Thwe Mya, Kyaw San Win, Khin Khin Lay and Khin Hnin Swe (2015): Effects of Dietary Supplementation of Propionic and Formic acid Salts on Gut Health and Performance of Boilers. Proceeding of 13th Conference of Myanmar Veterinary Association, 2015 ,5th -6th December, 2015 Diamond Jubilee Hall, Yangon Page 47-56
- May Thu Win, Khin Khin Lay, Aye Aye Maw and Khin Hnin Swe(2015): The Effect of Dietary Supplementation of Effective Microorganisms( EM Bokashi) on Production Performance and Egg and Quality of Battery Caged Layers. Proceeding of 13th Conference of Myanmar Veterinary Association 5th -6th December, 2015 Diamond Jubilee Hall, Yangon Page 57-65
- Pann Nu Lwin, Aye Aye Maw, Hla Hla Moe and Khin Hnin Swe (2015): Effects of Fishmeal Versus Shrimp Meal on Performance and Carcass Traits of Two Broiler Strains. Proceeding of 13th Conference of Myanmar Veterinary Association, 5th -6th December, 2015 Diamond Jubilee Hall, Yangon Page 67-76
- Htet Lin Oo, Thet Khaing , Aye Aye Maw and Khin Hnin Swe (2015): Effects of Replacement of Groundnut Meal by Duckweed( Lemna) and Different Stocking Densities on the Performance and Carcass Yields of Broiler Chickens. Proceeding of 13th Conference of Myanmar Veterinary Association, 5th -6th December, 2015 Diamond Jubilee Hall, Yangon Page 149-159
- Athen Kyaw, Thet Khaing, Hla Hla Moe, Khin Hnin Swe (2016): Effect of Different Dietary Fat Source on the Performance and Fatty acid composition of whole carcass in commercial Brolier. Proceeding of Annual Meeting of Myanmar Veterinary Association,3rd -4th December, 2016 Diamond Jubilee Hall, University Campus, Yangon Page 33-42
- Sandi Htein Lin, Kyaw San Win and Khin Hnin Swe (2016): Effect of Different Levels of Synbiotics supplementation on Growth performance and Carcass Traits in Broiler Chickens. Proceeding of Annual Meeting of Myanmar Veterinary Association,3rd -4th December, 2016 Diamond Jubilee Hall, University Campus, Yangon Page 97-104
- Thiri Shwe Sin, Kyaw San Win, Khin Khin Lay, Aye Aye Maw, Hla Hla Moe, Kyaw Kyaw Moe and Khin Hnin Swe (2016): Effects of Tumeric powder and Neem Leaf meal on Growth performance carcass yield and Intestimal Microflora of Broiler Chickens. Proceeding of Annual Meeting of Myanmar Veterinary Association,3rd -4th December, 2016 Diamond Jubilee Hall, University Campus, Yangon Page 105-113
- Zin Thu Myint, Kyaw San Win, Khin Hnin Swe and Aye Aye Maw (2016): Effect of Electrolyte and Gluouse Supplementation in Drinking water on production performance of Two Broiler Straing in Hot Climate. Proceeding of Annual Meeting of Myanmar Veterinary Association,3rd -4th December, 2016 Diamond Jubilee Hall, University Campus, Yangon Page 175-186
- Khin Yadanar Hlaing, Hla Hla Moe, Kyaw San Win, Khin Hnin Swe (2016): Effect of different vegetable protein sources on the Growth performance and Back fat thickness of Duroc and Cross bred pigs. Proceeding of Annual Meeting of Myanmar Veterinary Association,3rd -4th December, 2016 Diamond Jubilee Hall, University Campus, Yangon Page 205-214
- Htike Hitke, Thet Khaing, Kyaw San Win, Khin Hnin Swe (2016) Effect on Growth performance and back fat thinckness of Cross bred pigs Fed fermented Banana Stalk with low metabolizable Energy at Different concentration. Proceeding of Annual Meeting of Myanmar Veterinary Association,3rd -4th December, 2016 Diamond Jubilee Hall, University Campus, Yangon Page 215-220
- Aye Thida Maung, Tahir Noor Mohammadi, Satoko Nakashima, Pei Liu, Yoshimitsu Masuda, Ken-ichi Honjoh, Takahisa Miyamoto (2019). Antimicrobial resistance profiles of Listeria monocytogenes isolated from chicken meat in Fukuoka, Japan. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 304: 49-57.
- Tahir Noor Mohammadi, Aye Thida Maung, Jun Sato, Takumi Sonoda, Yoshimitsu Masuda, Ken-ichi Honjoh, Takahisa Miyamoto (2019). Mechanism for antibacterial action of epigallocatechin gallate and theaflavin-3,3’-digallate on Clostridium perfringens. International Journal of Applied Microbiology. 126 (2): 633-640.
- Htet Lin Oo, Khin Hnin Swe, Hnin Yi Swe, and Myo Min Min (2019): Evaluation of duckweed meal (Lemna sp.) as replacement to sesame meal on production performance, carcass characteristics and digestibility of commercial meat ducks. Conference Proceedings of Myanmar Universities’ Research Conference, 24th – 25th May, 2019 University of Yangon, Page 175-182.
- Shwe Yee Win, Latt Latt Htun, Myint Myint Hmoon, Hla Myat Chel, Yu Nadi Thaw, Nyein Chan Soe, Htet Lin Oo, Saw Bawn: Occurrence of gastrointestinal parasites in free ranging village chickens from four townships of Myanmar. Veterinary Sciences: Research and Reviews, 6(1): 1-6.
Heads of Animal Science
|1||Dr. Than Htay||Associate Professor / Head|
|2||Prof. Dr. Htun Sein||Professor /Head||B.V.S,M.Agr.Sc(Queen’s,UK)|
|3||Prof. Dr. Aung Than||Professor /Head||B.V.S.,Dip.Ag.Sc(Lineoln),M.Sc|
|4||Prof. Dr. Nwet Nwet Htin||Professor /Head||B.V.S.,M.Phil.,M.V.Sc.,Ph.D(UPM)|
|5||Prof. Dr. Khin Hin Swe||Professor /Head||B.V.S., M.Phil.,Ph.D(UPM)|