Address: Experimental Center – Nong Lam University – Hamlet 5, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84 28 3896 3890
In 1975, after the Liberation of South Vietnam, the name of Agriculture University – Thu Duc Polytechnic University was changed to Agricultural University No.IV, which is now Nong Lam University, with many faculties were established, particularly the Faculty of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine. In 1977, the Department of Genetics and Breeding was established after the separation of Department of Heredity, Breeding and Animal Production. From 1977 to 2012, the department was managed by Mr.Dien Quan DANG-D.V.M.-Associate Professor, Mr.Thanh Cong TRINH-Ph.D.-Associate Professor and Mr.Nghia Trong PHAM-Ph.D., respectively. In 2013, the department’s name was changed to Department of Animal Breeding (D.A.B.) and since then, Mr.Chinh Van CHAN-Ph.D. has been the Head of Department.
D.A.B.’s direction of research:
- Studying to create high-productivity and good-looking swine breeds and genes based on the information surveyed from some pig-breeding farms in Ho Chi Minh City, thereafter calculate Estimated Breeding Values (EBV) via BLUP method and divide those pigs into groups according to EBV’s result, family annals and appearance.
- Making selective standards for each breeding pig by applying advanced method to find the best ones for production.
- Making swine breeds for reproduction and growth.
- Determining the population, family annals and blood-line of pets and wildlife animals based on genes in Vietnam.
- Studying method for nurturing and preserving oocysts, artifical insemination in pig and cattle.
- Making selective standards by applying advanced method for swine herd of Hung Viet Personal Enterprise of Animal Husbandry, Ba Ria-Vung Tau.
- Applying back-fat thickness and loin eye area into selective standards.
- Initially applying and assessing effective levels of inbred methods that conserve good traits of foreign porcine breeds (swine imported semen).
- Using ultrasound techniques to raise capability of the ruminant heat detection that supports effective insemination tasks.
- Creating Yorkshire swine clones from frozen imported semen resources.
- Studying the abnormal swine chromosomes.
- Studying the cellular hereditary and the molecular hereditary that increase fertilities of breeding animals .