The ruminant is an expert over non-ruminant in converting fibrous plant material into high quality milk and meat. The co-existence of animal and its microbial ecosystem has resulted in stable and the most favoured natural selection of microbes to perform the fermentation process optimally and transform fibrous feed material into beneficial end products . The book entitled “Microbial Metabolism in Ruminants” authored by “Muneendra Kumar , Vinod Kumar and Raju Kushwaha “ has been designed to meet the needs of the research scholars , teachers, and scientists involved in ruminant nutrition and microbiology. The text in the book represent an attempt to summarize and consolidate a considerable amount of information relative to the rope of rumen microbes in nutrient metabolism which was not available elsewhere . This book is designed to give a rapid and easy access to the basic as well as recent advancement in ruminant nutrition . Content of this book is helpful in understanding the rumen and its developments , microbial ecology and establishment of microbes in the rumen, microbial metabolism of dietary nutrients, CLA Synthesis and their human health benefits, approaches for maximizing microbial protein synthesis, bypass nutrients technology , enteric methane production , and mitigation strategies, designing of animals product, and benefits of rumen manipulation. Each Section of the book provides a structured approach to learning by covering the topics in a uniform and systematic format.
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. 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 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.