National Research Centre on Equines (NRCE) is a premier institute established under the aegis of Indian Council of Agricultural Research for conducting research on equine health and production. The Centre became operational at Hisar on 7th January 1986 for conducting researches and for providing effective health coverage for equines. A sub-campus at Bikaner, Rajasthan was created during 1989 for conducting researches for improving the technologies for optimization of reproduction and work performance of the equines. The Centre has the responsibility on generation of technologies for augmenting equine performance in order to uplift the socio-economic status of poor equine owners.
Mandate• Basic and strategic research on equine health and production
• To provide advisory and consultancy services and capacity development
Diagnostics for equine diseases-
Equine herpes virus 1 (EHV1) and Equine herpes virus 4 (EHV4)
Equine influenza virus (EIV)
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV)
Equine infectious anemia
Equine viral arteritis
Vaccines and Immuno-biologicals developed by NRCE -EHV1 vaccine, equine influenza vaccine, Salmonella Abortus equi, Monoclonal antibodies,
Indigenous breed characterizationPhenotypic characterization of Indigenous horse and pony breeds, Genotypic characterization of Indian equine breeds, Establishment of nucleus herd.
Donkey fibre-Donkey fibre has been used to produce carpets by mixing with sheep fibres in the ratio of 40:60 in association of CSWRI, Avikanagar.
vermicompostUtilization of equine dung for preparation of vermicompost.
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