Department of Animal Nutrition

Department of Animal Nutrition

About


It is a matter of pride that nutritional work started for the first time in India at Pusa, Bihar under the stewardship of Dr. F.J.Warth. In continuation of same tradition, Bihar veterinary College, Patna was given mandate to continue the work in Animal Nutrition since 1960. Animal Nutrition plays a key role in maintaining optimal health of animals. Since 2/3rd of recurring expenditure of a farm goes on feeding of animal, so farmers can get direct benefit in any reduction of feed cost, besides increased production from their animal. The department has been entrusted for human resource development, research and extension activities. The department is known for pioneering work in fundamental as well as applied Animal Nutrition. The field of Animal Nutrition is expanding regularly. Besides feeding of animal, Feed Technology, Nutraceutical Newer growth promoters are new horizons. For pet lovers, suggestions of dieticians are gaining importance now a days. Unconventional feed and fodder resources found in Bihar like Moringa leaf, jhun jhuna leaf etc are being evaluated for different animals. Use of different feed additives like probiotics and enzymes in poultry are being evaluated. The department also provide training to livestock farmers, and veterinary officials in balanced feeding of animals. Newer techniques like bypass protein, bypass fat and plant secondary metabolites are being introduced to farmers to improve the performance of animals. The department has developed complete feed block for sustainable animal production round the year. A variety of feed and fodder, conventional as well as unconventional, has been reported for use in complete feed block. Our research activity has been recognized by the University recently by approving and selecting two technologies i.e. bypass protein and complete feed block technology in recent years.

Mandate


  • To cater the needs of teaching at Under-graduate and Post-graduate level on the different courses of Animal Nutrition.
  • To conduct needs based researches in the field of Animal Nutrition
  • To conduct various extension programmes related to the balanced feeding to livestock and poultry with a focus on increased animal production and higher benefit to the farmers
  • To cater the need of feed enterpnerus in feed testing and feed formulation of poultry and dairy feed.

Facilities


  • Basic facility of proximate analysis of feed & fodder
  • Software based feed formulation for livestock and poultry
  • Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)
  • Semi-Automatic Nitrogen Analyser
  • In-vitro gas production unit (IVGP)
  • Double beam Spectrophotometer
  • Soxhlet apparatus
  • Hot Air Oven
  • Muffle Furnace

 

Academic Activities


U.G. Courses (As per VCI)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits Hrs.

ANNAnimal Nutrition

3+1=4

M.V.Sc. Courses (As per ICAR)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits Hrs.

ANN-601 Animal Nutrition – Energy and Protein

3+0= 3

ANN-602Animal Nutrition – Minerals, Vitamins and Feed Additives

3+1=4

ANN-603Feed Technology

1+1 = 2

ANN-604Feed conservation, Storage and Quality control

2+2= 4

ANN-605Ruminant Nutrition

2+1= 3

ANN-606Non-Ruminant Nutrition

1+1= 2

ANN-607Nutrition of companion/laboratory, wild and zoo animals

2+1= 3

ANN-608Research techniques in Animal Nutrition

1+3= 4

ANN-609Non-conventional feed stuff and toxic constituents/ant metabolites in animal feedstuff

2+1= 3

ANN-691Master’s Seminar

1+0= 1

ANN-699Master’s Research

20

PhD Courses (As per ICAR)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits Hrs.

ANN-701Modern Concepts of Feeding Ruminants & Forage Utilization

3+0= 3

ANN-702Modern Concepts of Feeding Monogastric Animals

2+1= 3

ANN-703Nutrition & Rumen Fermentation

1+1= 2

ANN-704Advances in Micronutrients

1+0= 1

ANN-705Advanced Techniques in Nutrition & Research

1+2= 3

ANN-706Advances in Feed Technology

1+1= 2

ANN-707Clinical Nutrition

1+1= 2

ANN-708Nutrient and Drug interaction

2+0= 2

ANN-709New Feed Resources & Toxicants in Animal Feeding

2+0= 2

ANN-791Doctoral Seminar – I

1+0= 1

ANN-792Doctoral Seminar – II

1+0= 1

ANN-799Doctoral Research

45

Research Activities


Completed Research Projects:

 

Sl. No

Title of the project

Duration

Funding agency

PI/CoPIs

1Complete feed block for sustainable livestock production in Bihar

3 years
2010-2013

Bihar Agricultural University, SabourPI: Dr. Pankaj Kumar Singh
Co-PI: Dr. Chandramoni
2Poultry Seed Project during IXth five year plan

4 years
2009-2013

Project Directorate on Poultry, HyderabadPI: Dr. M K Choudhary
Co-PI: Dr. Pankaj Kumar Singh
3Improvement of Feed Resources and Nutrient Utilization in raising animal production

3 years
2008-2011

AICRP, ICAR. DelhiCo-PI: Dr. C. Singh
Co-CCPI: Dr. Pankaj Kumar Singh
4Growth performance of buffalo calves fed protected protein

3 years
2013-2016

Bihar Agricultural University, SabourPI: Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Co-PI: Dr. Kaushalendra Kumar
5Exploitation of Dietary Tannins on Gastrointestinal Health and Growth Performance in Goats

3 years
2013-2016

Bihar Agricultural University, SabourPI: Dr. Kaushalendra Kumar
Co-PI: Dr. Sanjay Kumar

Ongoing Research Projects:

Sl. No

Title of the project

Duration

Funding agency

PI/CoPIs

1Formulation and evaluation of area specific mineral mixture on the performance of dairy cattle and buffaloes

3 years
2018-2021

Bihar Animal Sciences University, PatnaPI: Dr. Pankaj Kumar Singh
Co-PI: Dr. Chandramoni
Co-PI: Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Co-PI: Dr. Kaushalendra Kumar
2DST-FIST Programme-2016 “Fund for Improvement of S&T Infrastructure in Higher Educational Institutions”

5 years
2016-2021

DSTCo-PI: Dr. Kaushalendra Kumar
3Innovation Grant under National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP)

4 years
2017-2021

ICAR, DelhiCo-PI: Dr. Kaushalendra Kumar
Nodal Officer (GRM): Dr. Pankaj Kumar Singh
4Bio-fabrication of Gold Nano particles and its anti-proliferative effect in cell line

3 years
2018-2021

Bihar Animal Sciences University, PatnaCo-PI: Dr. Kaushalendra Kumar
5Assessment of Moringa oleifera as a fodder

2 years
2018-2020

Bihar Animal Sciences University, PatnaCo-PI: Dr. Kaushalendra Kumar
6Metagenomic analysis of chicken gut microflora and its modulation by supplementation of tannins and virginiamycin

2 years
2019-2021

Bihar Animal Sciences University, PatnaPI: Dr. Kaushalendra Kumar
7Colorimetric detection E. coli, Streptococcus spp. and Staphylococcus aureus isolated from mastitis milk samples by optical biosensing using oligonucleotide-gold nanoparticle

3 years
2019-2022

Bihar Animal Sciences University, PatnaCo-PI: Dr. Kaushalendra Kumar

Faculty Members


Faculty Members

S. NoNameMobile No.Email IDMore
1.Dr. Chandramoni9934835018[email protected]More
2.Dr. Pankaj Kumar Singh7909079625[email protected]More
3.Dr. Sanjay Kumar8294695500[email protected]More
4.Dr. Kaushalendra Kumar9709653091[email protected]More

Supporting Staff


S. NoNameDesignationMobile No.
1.Sri. Shankar RamLab Attendant
2.Sri. Sudarshan RamLab Attendant
3.Sri. Sanjay Kumar SinghLab Attendant9934815114

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Contact Details


Dr. Chandramoni

University Professor-cum- Chairman
Department of Animal Nutrition
Bihar Veterinary College, Patna – 14 (Bihar, India)
Contact No.: +91 9934835018
Email ID.: [email protected]