This book, to be called in strict sense, is a practical manual, to cater to the needs of Veterinary community. This manual is based on the revised and current VCI Syllabus meeting the norms of MSVE Guidelines 2008. This particular volume of the series covers the course, Veterinary Andrology & Reproductive Techniques, VGO-511. The revised guidelines were enforced recently, and ever since, the old laboratory manuals which were available by the respective colleges became outdated. Hence, there was no manual available in the market according to the latest and revised syllabus. Hence a need was felt by us to come out with a book, unique in its class, first of its kind in the field of Veterinary Andrology & Reproductive Techniques in India, which will cater to the needs of the undergraduate students studying in different colleges of India, as now a uniform syllabus pattern is observed by Veterinary Council of India. Hence, this Volume three of the three manual series covering the three undergraduate courses in Veterinary Gynaecology & Obstetrics Department, will serve as a guide for the Practical portion of VGO-511 course. At the end of each topic, we have given student exercises, which had to be completed after completion of practical and submitted to the concerned course teacher. Besides this, this manual would also serve as ready reckoner for Practising Veterinarians or Academicians, as it has all the details of the andrological and advanced reproductive technologies, which are of immense value. Therefore, we feel very happy to introduce before you “A Practical Manual of Veterinary Andrology & Reproductive Techniques”.
Dr. Khaja Mohteshamuddin: is a young, enthusiastic, innovative and budding veterinarian presently working as Assistant Professor in Department of Veterinary Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Veterinary College, Bidar, engaged in undergraduate teaching, extension & research activities. He obtained his BVSc & AH, MVSc degrees from Veterinary College, Karnataka Veterinary Animal & Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar. He possesses a MBA degree in Human Resource Management from Periyar University Salem. He was engaged in serving the farming and livestock community as Veterinary Officer, Government of Karnataka for 3 years. He was awarded a fellowship from International Young Veterinarians Association (F.I.Y.V.A) for the contributions to veterinary field at this young age. He has published several research & popular articles in national and international journals and abstracts in various seminars and conferences. He is member of editorial boards/ scientific advisory boards of several journals of repute. Additionally, he has completed 19 online certificate courses from accredited sources. Owing to his contribution for scientific editing, the International Journal of Livestock Research has awarded him with “Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing” in the year 2013. Additionally, he is presently serving as Sr. Vice-President (Global) of International Young Veterinarians Association & secretary of Rotary Club of Bidar, providing community services. He has published a chapter in the book by The Hindu National Newspaper “Know your true calling”. Besides this he has conducted several training programs for the farming community and delivered several scientific talks at different forums. Dr Khaja has visited several countries; United States of America, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates & Bahrain for scientific works and study programs.
Dr. M.K. Tandle: is presently the Professor & Head, Department of Veterinary Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Veterinary College, Bidar. He is an experienced teacher with sharp skills and technical know-how, known for his work in the field of reproductive biotechnology. Dr. M.K. Tandle has obtained B.V.Sc & AH and M.V.Sc degree in Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics from Marathawada Agricultural University, Parbhani. and Ph.D in Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology and Obstetrics from University of Agricultural Sciences Dharwad. He has worked as veterinary officer in Bijapur co-operative milk union and presently working as Associate Professor in Dept. of VGO Veterinary College, Bidar. Published more than 50 research and clinical articles in national and international journals. Has experience as an editor for the book of “Reproductive Disorder of Livestock” published by Agrotech Publishing Academy, Udaipur. Recipient of “ Prof. B.K. Basu” Award and Medal for the year 2000. Recipient of UAS Dharwad gold medal for highest CGPA in Ph.D programme. Advisory committee members for more than 20 MVSc and 2 PhD students. Undergone many advanced trainings from premium national institutes and organized several state level refresher training courses for field veterinarians.
Dr. R.G. Bijurkar: is working as an Assistant Professor (S.G.) in Department of Veterinary Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Veterinary College, Bidar. He has put in several years of undergraduate teaching experience. Presently, he is a Post Graduate teacher and member of advisory board of several post graduate students. He is a Ph.D. in Veterinary Gynaecology & Obstetrics from Karnataka Veterinary Animal & Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar. He has published several research and popular articles in different journals and presented several research papers and posters in different scientific forums. He is author of several books in the field of veterinary gynaecology. He has completed several research projects as principal investigator in the university and is known for his practical knowledge and impacable skills.