Recently, the Veterinary Council of Indian has revised the curriculum for undergraduate (B.V.Sc.&A.H.) study and the course contents are thoroughly revised. Under the department of Livestock Products Technology the earlier course on “Abattoir Practices and Animal Byproducts Technology” is now renamed as “Abattoir Practices and Animal Products Technology” by revising the course contents especially with the addition of a huge portion on wool quality and processing. However, at present no proper text book is available covering this course for the ready reference of the students. This book is divided into three parts namely Part-I: Abattoir practices with eight chapters; Part-II: Byproducts utilization with six chapters and Part-III: Wool and fibre utilization with five chapters. The book is prepared as per the new VCI syllabus explaining every chapters in a very easy to understand language with figures, tables, charts and precise points wherever possible.
Dr. Ashim Kumar Biswas Born on 05th March 1978 in West Bengal, got BVSc & AH from WBUA& FSc, Kolkata in 2000, MVSc (in 2002) and PhD (in 2005) in Livestock Products Technology from, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar. In 2005, he joined as Assistant Professor in the Department of LPT, SKUAST-Jammu. On Feb 2007, he joined as Assistant Professor in the Department of LPT, GADVASU, Ludhiana. Presently he is serving as Senior Scientist in Division of Post-Harvest Technology at Central Avian Research Institute (ICAR), Izatnagar. He has more than 150 publications in his credit. His main achievements in research is relating to evaluation of export buffalo meat for quality, development of enrobed meat products, restructured buffalo meat blocks, functional based & shelf stable value added meat products. His research also focused on development and validation of HPLC methodologies for detection of pesticide and veterinary drug residues in meat and meat products. He also standardized molecular techniques (PCR) for the detection of bacterial pathogens in livestock products. He teaches several LPT courses at the University and guides many undergraduate and postgraduate students since 2006. He handled or currently handling several research projects and grants funded by MFPI, DST, RKVY (Govt. of India), ICAR, etc in the capacity of PI and Co-PI. He has Co-edited an advance reference book "Animal Products Technology" and author of a text book "Poultry, Egg and Fish Processing Technology" for PG level and another text book "Abattoir, Byproducts and Wool" for U. G Veterinary students. Dr. Biswas is a fellow of Indian Poultry Science Association, NAAS Associate, Associate Editor, Journal of Meat Science and Indian Journal of Poultry Science.
Dr. Prabhat Kumar Mandal was born in 1967 in West Bengal, got BVSc&AH from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kolkata, in 1991 and did his MVSc & PhD majoring in Livestock Products Technology from Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar in the year 1993 and 1996, respectively. He is a recipient of National Scholarship from GOI (1984-1991), JRF (1991-1993) and SRF (1993-1996) from IVRI. He worked for a short period (1996) as Scientist (ARS) in ICAR and then joined as Assistant Professor in Dept of LPT in September 1996, in Rajiv Gandhi College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pondicherry. He was promoted as Associate Professor in March, 2005 and Associate Professor, Senior Grade from March, 2008. Dr. Mandal is teaching several UG and PG courses related to Lcience and engaged in research on Meat Science and Technology/Livestock Products Technology since last 20 years. His research achievements include development of chicken meat balls from spent hen meat, utilization of blood protein isolates in sausages and cakes, development of poultry products utilizing edible byproducts, low fat restructured chicken block and using gizzard and natural preservatives. Presently he is working on development of functional meat foods with natural preservatives. Dr. Mandal has more than 150 publications in his credit. He worked as Visiting Professor in Hankyong National Univrsity, South Korea and Konkuk University, Seoul from March, 2008 to February, 2010. He was Associate Editor/Editor, Journal of Meat Science published by IMSA since 2003 -13. Presently Dr. Mandal is Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Meat Science and (Indian) Journal of Meat Science. He has Edited an advance reference book "Animal Products Technology" and co-author of a text book "Poultry, Egg and Fish Processing Technology" for PG level and another text book "Abattoir, Byproducts and Wool" for U. G. Veterinary students. Dr. Mandal is a Fellow of Indian Poultry Science Association and Indian Meat Science Association.