ICARDA’s Animal Nutrition Laboratory is well equipped, with highly trained staff. It provides analytical services to support livestock research by ICARDA and national research centers in many countries; and helps develop research capacity through training programs for researchers, farmers and extension staff, student internships and other means.
This manual describes detailed procedures for conducting a wide range of laboratory analyses. These procedures are based on international standards, and have been refined through many years of use and experience at ICARDA. The manual will be freely available in printed and on-line versions. It will be a useful guide for livestock technicians and researchers in developing countries worldwide. It will also serve as a reference for developing-country laboratories seeking to establish their own standards and protocols.