Department of Animal Science

Department of Animal Science

Animal husbandry is a discipline that aims to enhance animal productivity and ensure profitable livestock farming by providing the essential knowledge and skills, while also considering animal welfare and behavior. It encompasses various aspects such as breeding, care, genetic improvement, and health protection of farm animals. Additionally, the field of animal husbandry strives to advance knowledge and develop innovative techniques to improve overall practices in the industry.

The Department of Animal Husbandry conducts research on the care, management, and production of various farm animals including cattle, sheep, goats, horses, and pigs. It also focuses on poultry (broiler and laying hens, quail, partridges, and ostriches) as well as domestic animals such as cats, dogs, and cage birds. The department aims to enhance productivity by exploring alternative production systems. Furthermore, training and research efforts are dedicated to developing resilient, highly adaptable, and high-yielding genotypes using both traditional and modern biotechnological breeding methods.

As of 2020, the Department of Animal Husbandry has one faculty member. The department consists of a seminar hall, a research and application laboratory, a quail unit, as well as academic and administrative personnel offices. The compulsory courses offered in the Department of Animal Husbandry include Animal Husbandry I, Animal Husbandry II, Animal Welfare, and Animal Breeding. In addition, elective courses such as Animal Shelters, Laboratory Animal Husbandry, and Buffalo Husbandry are also provided. Practical applications associated with theoretical courses are conducted in species-specific units at the Research and Application Center of our Faculty, as well as in public livestock enterprises, private farms, and racecourses, allowing students to acquire practical skills.


  • Cattle Breeding and Improvement
  • Sheep and Goat Breeding and Improvement
  • Poultry Breeding and Improvement
  • Shelter Planning and Equipment
  • Project Design and Feasibility


Hybridization and breeding studies are being conducted in sheep farming. Embryo transfer studies are ongoing in Italian and Anatolian buffaloes. Research on care, feeding, and stress in quails is ongoing.

Academic Staff

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tahir BAYRIL - Anabilim Dalı Başkanı 8663