I want to welcome you to the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Benin. Through highly dedicated and intelligent staff, the Department as excelled in the field of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Animal Production and Nutrition, Food Science, Agricultural Biochemistry, Tropical Animal Physiology and Reproduction, Artificial Insemination, Sustainable Feed Resource and Animal Health. Our cutting-edge researches endeared the establishment of National Centre of Excellence in Small Ruminant Production in the Department by the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS). The Department offers courses at both the undergraduate and Graduate Degrees.

The undergraduate programme is carefully designed to turn out production- oriented graduates. Our well-established livestock farms and laboratories practically equip our graduates for both local and international relevance. Graduate Animal Scientists from our Institution are highly attracted for employment in private and public establishments.

The Department also offers postgraduate programmes such as M.Sc. M.phil and Ph.D in the relevant areas of Animal Science. The post-graduate programme provides professional training in Animal Production for graduate employees of industry, the public service or self ´┐Ż employment. It also provides advanced training in research skills and knowledge propagation along specific areas in Animal Science. The Department is available for collaboration, exhibitions, on-farm adaptive researches, short course training and external academic linkages.

Dr. J.A Imasuen
Head Of Department