I am honored to present the open access Bhutan Journal of Animal Science (BJAS) Volume 7, Issue 1, published online through the Open Journal Systems (OJS). I would like to welcome the readers to the pages of this journal, a space for exploring new ideas, sharing knowledge, and advancing research in various fields of livestock. BJAS provide a platform to all ardent researchers’ both veteran and novice to express his/her insights, perspectives and discoveries in livestock development.

This issue of the BJAS presents 14 articles, uniformly presented in a standard international format called “IMRAD” - Introduction, Materials and Method, Results and Discussion. Some of the articles presented in this journal are full length research, while others are short technical communications covering topics on dairy, poultry, fishery, animal nutrition and health, all gearing towards addressing issues and challenges hindering livestock development, while targeting in enhancing the national food and nutrition security.  

I would like to congratulate the Editor-in-Chief of BJAS, associate editors, reviewers and the Livestock Research and Extension Division, Department of Livestock, for bringing out yet another journal issue successfully before embarking to the 13th Five Year Plan, a new development journey.

Let me also equally congratulate all the esteemed authors for their excellent work and remarkable contributions that has immensely enriched this journal.

Tashi Delek!



Dr. Tashi Yangzome Dorji

Director (Advisor to BJAS)