Welcome to NRCE

National Research Centre on Equines National 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. National Research Centre on Equines (NRCE) was established during 7th five-year plan under the aegis of ICAR for research on equine health and production considering the importance of equine in India.
After the initial joining of the Project Director at ICAR headquarter on 26th November 1985, the Centre became operational at Hisar on 7th Jan. 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.

Dr. B.N.Tripathi

Director's Message

Dr. B.N.Tripathi

We, being a research organization mandated for overall welfare of equines, are responsible for providing best services to the nation’s poorest-of-the-poor (landless, small and marginal farmers), powerful (police, paramilitary forces and army) and the richest-of-the-rich (race clubs, breeders, turf authorities of India) equine keepers besides researching in the frontier areas of science and technology for its application in improvement of equine health and production
The main campus of the Centre at Hisar (Haryana) has state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities for undertaking research in all areas of equine health. Our sub-campus at Bikaner (Rajasthan) undertakes research on equine production including conservation...

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