The book entitled Physiology of Animal Growth and Bioenergetics” authored by Dr. U.K.Mishra, consists of two major components, the Physiology of growth in animals and the Bioenergetics. Each component has several chapters dealing precisely with definition of growth, embryonic growth, prenatal growth, postnatal growth, growth curve, factors affecting growth, growth regulators, A new chapter has been added on Physiology of Ageing, which is of special interest to the students and teachers alike to have latest information on this important issue. The Bioenergetics component has also been presented in the form of various chapters dealing with the definition of bioenergetics, various terminology involved and the chapters devoted on oxidation of carbohydrate, protein and fat, anabolism, quantitative determination of heat production, energy metabolism, partition of energy in the body, specific dynamic action and efficiency of productive processes, principle of diminishing increments and net energy values, food consumption during growth, milk production, egg production, muscular work efficiency, energetic efficiency of growth and work processes, including milk and egg production. The book is useful for the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the subject of animal physiology, animal nutrition, animal biochemistry and livestock production and management at colleges of veterinary and animal sciences.
Dr. U. K. Mishra obtained BVSc. & AH., and MVSc. Degrees from the College of Veterinary Science & AH., MHOW (1976) and Jabalpur (1980) respectively, and Ph.D. from Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University Hisar (1986) he started his teaching carrier as Senior Research Assistant in 1976 and subsequently as Assistant Professor, in Vety. Physiology of College of Vety. Sci. & AH., Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur. He was selected as Associate Professor at the College of Veterinary Sci. & AH., Anjora, Durg. Where, he established the Department of Veterinary Physiology in newly opened College in the Year 1987. He developed the department with modern equipment and brought ICAR research project on Embryo transfer technology in Sahiwal breed of milch animals and produced several live ET calves. Dr. Mishra was elevated to the post of Professor & Head in the same Department. Later he held the post of the Dean in three Colleges viz. College of Veterinary Sci. & AH., (NDUAT) Kuamrganj, Faizabad, College of Veterinary of Veterinary Sci. & AH., Anjora, Durg, College of Dairy Technology, Raipur Presently he is heading the Department of Veterinary Physiology college of Veterinary Sci. AH., Anjora, Durg.
Dr. U.K. Mishra has been teaching Veterinary Physiology courses at U.G. as well as P.G. level for more than 30 years. He has also guided many students for the award of MVSc. Degrees. He has published more that 125 research papers in national and international journals and contributed chapters in text books of physiology and pathology. Dr. Mishra has the rare distinction of getting award of “National Biotechnology Associateship” for post doctoral research program from Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India to conduct research in National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi and at University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada (1991). As recognition of his research contribution he was conferred “Best Scientist award” in 1991.