Animal Husbandry and Livestock Sector is now an integral part of nutritional requirement and rural economy of the ADC areas. The Dept. of ARD, TTAADC is entrusted with the responsibilities of all aspects of livestock and poultry development, augmentation of Milk, Meat & egg production, animal health care including prevention of animal diseases (some are of zoonatic importance) and creation of infrastructure and human resource. The Dept. is also providing required scientific training, extension and expertise support to modern livestock and poultry farming to create sustainable livelihood opportunities and self employment avenues in the TTAADC areas.
To intensify the health care facilities, a net work of 4 nos. Vety. Hospitals,18 nos. Vety. Dispensaries, 144 nos. Vety. Sub centres are being run covering vast ADC areas of the State. In addition to treatment of livestock & poultry, these institutions also carry out Village level vaccination, artificial insemination, awareness & fertility management camps, exhibition and calf rallies, implementation of various developmental schemes & so on.