The present book on Buffalo production contains some important aspects not yet covered in many other books. The chapter on buffalo meat production contains two new term buffen and buffeal for buffalo meat and buffalo veal respectively. Use of these two terminologies for the buffalo carcass will remove confusion for beef and veal not accepted by greater number of people. The chapter on employment around buffaloes provides vast subjects of employment for the people from rural to urban areas. Chapter on milk and milk products provides information: on variety of milk products and their nutritional importance. So for buffalo production was limited to organized farm system but in this book attempt has been made to record the area limited production systems practiced in different parts of the Bhartiya sub continent. The contains seven chapters, viz. Introduction followed by buffalo production system, mammary gland and lactation. milk and milk products. meat and meat products, by-product of buffalo production and their utilization and employment around buffaloes. It will serve as a text book for the graduates of animal husbandry, Veterinary Sciences and Dairying and reference book for the research scholars buffalo production, dairying and livestock products technology.
Prof. Nityanand Pathak has vast experience of teaching and research on various aspects of buffalo production. He established buffalo nutrition laboratory as Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar. In the capacity of Diplomat and Project Leader he Worked for two years (1982-84) at the Buffalo and Pasture Research Center at Song Be in Ben Cat Province near Ho Chi Minh City of S.R. Vietnam. The team established research laboratories and research work. Prof. Pathak in the capacity of Director, Central Institute for Research on Buffalo, Hissar assurred round the year adequate green foods production at the Institutes farm. He is author and coauthor of 20 books published by different houses. The vastness of experience can be judged by his more then 150 co-workers and co-authors in Bharat and other countries.