Welcome to NRCE

about-nrceNational Research Centre on Equines is a premier institute established under the aegis of Indian Council of Agricultural Research for conducting research on equine health and production. The importance of equines in India is well known. India possesses 1.17 million equines. Major population of equidae comprising donkeys, mules and ponies that provide livelihood to the rural societies living in arid, semi-arid and hilly regions, specially in the foot hills of Himalayas, through transport and draught where as remaining small population of equines is used in army, police, border security force, racing industry and sports. Derisory equine health support available in the past in the country caused considerable catastrophic effect on the equine production programmes that necessitated the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) for the establishment of a premier species oriented institute exclusively for development of equines in India.

Director’s Message

It’s my pleasure to welcome you to the official website of ICAR-National Research Centre on Equines, Hisar. ICAR-National Research Centre on Equines (NRCE) has been playing an important role as a technical leader in the development of equine sector by initiating efficient R&D for equine health and production. NRCE is the only institute responsible for researches on equine production, health, management, and husbandry in the country. The activities include addressing researchable issues in disease surveillance and monitoring, diagnosis, prevention, production including reproduction, nutrition, feeds and fodder, developing   value-addedproductsand all aspects of management and husbandry as well as policy and planning, enhancing awareness among stakeholders about equine husbandry practices and bio-security.

Equine breeds of India