critical role of Physiology as a mother discipline
to perpetually cater the needs in clinics needs
no emphasis and has been recognized long back.
The pressing need to increase the livestock production
to meet the nutrient requirements of ever increasing
human population came as a new challenge for the
animal scientists. Stretching physiological limits
of animals through various approaches become essential.
The role of physiology obviously got new dimension,
and for animal physiologists it opened a new vista.
Application of principles of physiology to augment
productivity per animal and efficiency of production
became most critical to increase livestock production
during last three decades. At this juncture animal
physiologists of the country needed a common platform
to promote professional interactions to facilitate
collaborative research in areas of national importance.
Scientists, academicians and workers in the area
of Animal Physiology from all over the country
gathered at a conference of Animal Physiology
workers of India organized at National Dairy Research
Institute, Karnal under the auspices of ICAR during
December, 1984. At the Plenary Session of the
conference it was resolved to constitute a “
Society of Animal Physiologists of India
” . An Executive Committee, elected at the conference,
was entrusted with the responsibility of framing
the constitution and enrolling the members. The
society was registered under the Societies Act
in February, 1986 after the approval of the constitution.