There are number of methods for each measurement reported in literature and it poses some difficulty in selecting a suitable method particularly for those who have newly entered the research field. Compilation of appropriate methods for a wide range of measurements employed in biological research is often helpful to researchers and technicians and the present book is an attempt in that direction. The book entitled "ANALYTICAL PROCEDURES IN ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEED TECHNOLOGY" authored by "Vinod Kumar, Muneendra Kumar and Raju Kushwaha" has been designed to meet the needs of the research students, teachers, scientist of department of animal nutrition and personnel of feed industry involved in feed analysis and quality control. The main purpose of this compilation is to make available a wide range of analytical and biochemical techniques evolved out of actual experience of research workers. Content of this book will be helpful in understanding the general principles and methodology behind preparation of standard solution, preparation, processing and preservation of samples, analysis of proximate principles, fibre fraction determination, mineral and vitamin estimation, fatty acid and amino acid analysis, estimation of energy content, in vivo, in sacco and in vitro methods of feed evaluation, rumen liquor analysis and tests for evaluation of quality of silage. This book is designed to give rapid and easy access to the recent test and techniques used in evaluation of feedstuffs, enteric methane measurement, rumen study, detection of adulteration in feed, determination of harmful constituents and pesticide residues in feeds and fodders. The text will also helpful in better understanding about recent techniques like atomic absorption and inductively coupled plasma spectrophotometer, chromatography, near-infrared-spectroscopy, calorimetry, sulphur hexafluoride tracer technique etc. Each section of book provides a structured approach to learning by covering the topics in a uniform and systematic format.
Dr. Vinod Kumar was born in village Pawti in Hapur district of Uttar Pradesh on 3th July, 1976. He completed his graduation in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.) in 2001 from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Uttrakhand. He completed his M.V.Sc. (Animal Nutrition) from IVRI, Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh, in 2003 and Ph.D. (Animal Nutrition) from NDRI, Karnal, Haryana in year 2009. H e started his carrier as Assistant Professor in 2007 in the Animal Nutrition division, F.V.Sc. & A.H., SKUAST-Jammu and subsequently at the Animal Nutrition department College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, DUVASU, Mathura from January, 2009. In June 2014, Dr. Kumar selected as Associate Professor in the same department. Since 2010, he is the officer Incharge of Department of Animal Nutrition. His work on the practical aspects of animal nutrition received considerable acclaim especially on mineral nutrition and unconventional feed sources. He involved himself in conducting research in area of trace element research, non conventional feed resources, and precision nutrition. He has guided four M.V.Sc and two Ph.D. He formulated area specific mineral mixture (DUMIN-AS) for Braj region. He is lifetime member of Animal Nutrition Society of India, Animal Nutrition Association, Indian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition and Animal Welfare, Indian Poultry Science Association and Indian Science Congress Association. Dr. Kumar has been executive committee member of Animal Nutrition Society of India and IPSA, India. He has published about 30 research articles in international and national journals, 5 laboratory manuals and contributed 3 chapters in books, delivered invited lectures and lead papers in various seminar/trainings/workshop etc. Dr Kumar has many prestigious award in various seminar and symposia like best paper presentation as oral and poster. He was recently given research excellence award by ETT-CRS. Dr Kumar is involved in various project of national importance like gokul gram mission and experiential learning.
Dr. Muneendra Kumar born in village Bhawan Khera, Hardoi district of Uttar Pradesh on 5th July, 1982 did his B.V.Sc. & A.H. in 2007 from U.P. Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwavidyalaya Evam Go-Anusandhan Sansthan (DUVASU), Mathura. He qualified ICAR- Junior Research Fellowship for Masters degree programme and completed his M.V.Sc. (Animal Nutrition) from ICAR-NDRI, Karnal, Haryana, in 2009. Dr. Kumar awarded Institutional Fellowship and pursued his doctoral programme (Animal Nutrition) in the same institution. He became Assistant Professor in Department of Animal Nutrition on 19th October, 2011 at College of Veterinary Science, DUVASU, Mathura. Dr. Kumar had a deep involvement in teaching, research and extension on various facets of animal nutrition. His work on the micronutrient nutrition received considerable acclaim. Dr. Kumar awarded the prestigious VLIR-UOS Scholarship in 2014 for International Training Programme in Animal Nutrition organized by Gent University, Belgium. Dr. Kumar was recipient of K. Pradhan and VIFRA Young Scientist Award (2015) and many awards in category of oral and poster presentation. He is lifetime member of Animal Nutrition Society of India, Animal Nutrition Association, Indian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition and Animal Welfare, Society for Conservation of Domestic Animal Biodiversity, Indian Poultry Science Association, International Society for Environmental Information Sciences, The Indian Science Congress Association, Associated member of the be-troplive, the Belgian Platform on Tropical Animal Health and Production. He is executive (CEC) member of Animal Nutrition Society of India and Animal Nutrition Association, Indian. Dr. Kumar attended two international conferences at Belgium and several national conferences. He has published 13 research articles in international journals, 25 research articles in national journals, 4 laboratory manuals and contributed 2 chapters in books.
Dr Raju Kushwaha born on September 15, 1979 in Kanpur Nagar of U.P. graduated in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry from DUVASU, Mathura (2007). Dr. Kushwaha qualified ICAR- Junior Research Fellowship for Masters degree programme and completed his M.V.Sc. (Animal Nutrition) from ICAR-NDRI, Karnal, Haryana, in 2009. He joined as Assistant Professor in Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, DUVASU, Mathura (U.P.) in June, 2014. Dr. Kushwaha involved in teaching, research and extension activities regarding to animal nutrition. He involved himself in conducting research in area of antinutritional factors. He is lifetime member of Animal Nutrition Society of India, Animal Nutrition Association and The Indian Science Congress Association. He has published 11 research articles and 2 laboratory manuals.