The Department of Animal Production and Health took off at the inception of the 2011/2012 Academic Session. The Department emphasizes modern techniques in animal production and health management.
The programme is designed to provide a broad theoretical and practical skills and knowledge in the basic agricultural sciences for the first three years, the fourth year is the farm practical year where practical training is provided in approved farms and agro-based establishments. During the final year, students are taught intensive courses in areas of Feeds and feedstuffs, animal nutrition, breeding /genetics, animal reproductive physiology, pasture management and in the emerging areas of animal welfare and ethics. Research activities in the department is based on major animal species of both indigenous and exotic origin including Beef and Dairy cattle, Sheep, Goat, Pig, Poultry, Rabbit and Micro livestock with which the University Teaching and Research farm as well as the Departmental laboratory has been adequately equipped.
Animal husbandry studies embrace the science and art of efficient livestock production through careful breeding and selection, proper feeding and management, sound sanitation and bio-security and intelligent processing, marketing and extension. Relevant courses are adopted from agricultural extension, economics and crop production to produce well-grounded graduates. In addition, every student must partake in a project in specified problem area in animal science under the supervision of a member of academic staff