Institute of Animal Science of LUHS, R. Zebenkos 12, LT-82317 Baisogala, Radviliskis distr., Lithuania Tel.: +370 422 65383; Fax: +370 422 65886; e-mail
The Institute of Animal Science of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences established for the fundamental and applied research in zootechny and biology on international and national level in the field of biomedical sciences.
The Institute was founded in 1952. The research is conducted by seven departments. The Institute has a staff totaling 84 persons, 21 of which are scientific staff. 2 doctorates study at the Institute. The Institute is headed by dr. Violeta Juškienė.
At the Institute, respectively, 174 and 12 researchers maintained the doctoral and habilitated doctoral theses. The researchers have published 62 volumes of scientific papers under the title "Gyvulininkystė" (Animal Husbandry), 42 monographs, textbooks and books, registered 19 patents and received 4 State Premium of the Republic of Lithuania. The breed of Lithuanian White pigs has been developed and the breeds of Lithuanian Black-and-White and Lithuanian Red cattle and Lithuanian Blackface sheep have been improved at the Institute. The Lithuanian technique for keeping and use of breeding bulls has been worked out and livestock embryo transplantation applied. Nutrition of farm animals and efficient utilization of feeds has been scientifically grounded at the Institute. Indigenous Lithuanian farm animal breeds have been preserved and studied. New environmentally friendly technologies of animal housing and welfare are being investigated.
The main research activities of the Institute are the studies of animal breeding, biology of reproduction and genetic resources; the studies of animal nutrition and production quality; the studies of animal welfare and environmental issues related with animal production.
The Institute participates in the activities of the centre Nemunas which integrates science, studies and business. Different laboratories such as Animal Nutrient Digestibility Studies, Feed Production and Feeding Technology Assessment, Animal Genetic resources Research and Conservation ex situ laboratories are being established and are a part of Animal Nutrition and Biotechnology Centre.