Dairy farming in India is coming in a big way from traditional style to highly mechanized way. Presently, India has the largest bovine population with 1924.9 lakh cattle and 1098.5 lakh buffaloes and also ranked number one in milk production in the world. Nutrition being axis of dairy, play pivotal role in profitability of farm us it influence production, reproduction and prevent diseases either directly or indirectly through boosting immunity to fight with diseases causing organism. In Present scenario, role of nutrition as whole and nutrient as individual goes much beyond the simple growth and milk production to a level of immune-modulation, disease prevention and disease treatment (Nutraceutical)
Keeping this changing role of nutrition, the present book is written to aware the stakeholders about the clinically applicable nutritional advice in ruminant production. This book primarily covers the metabolic disorders, nutrition-reproduction nexus, nutritional deficiencies and toxicities, Laminitis, nutrigenomics and certain miscellaneous disease in relation to nutrition. The foundation and science behind these recommendations is briefly explained providing the reader with extensive references for further reading if desired. We envision this text to be a resource for budding Veterinarians, Practitioners. Clinicians, Academicians and ruminant’s Nutritionists.
Dr. Jaspal Singh Hundal Was born on 15th January, 1975 at village Sarobadh, district Jalandhar, Punjab and serving Punjab Agricultural University and GADVASU, Ludhiana from last 18 years in various capacities. Dr. Hundal is a researcher of good repute in Animal Nutrition and is credited with 12 projects as PI or Co –PI, about 75 research articles in reputed national international journals along with research linkage with different international agencies. Presently, he is working on nutritional innovations to transform paddy straw into feed pellets for livestock- A step towards Green Punjab Herbal feed additives to enhance productive performance and to reduce enteric methane emission from ruminants to combat global warming under Clean Environment Initiative Nanoparticles of linseed oil to enrich goat milk and meat in omega 3 fatty acids Cereal silages to co-op with high energy demands of high yielder animals etc. for better consumer health and larger farmer benefits. Dr. Hundal has honour of receiving prestigious Partnership Excellence Award 2013 (NABARD), Drool’s Nutrition Award 2018(ISACP), Best Extensionist Awards-2019 (Institutional) Associate Fellow of ANSI 2019, 4 Appreciation Awards, 7 Best Paper/poster award and 6 letters of appreciation from various agencies.
Dr. Udeybir Singh Chahal, presently working as Senior Animal Scientist (Professor) in Department of Animal Nutrition, GADVASU, Ludhiana, has started his carrier as Assistant Professor, Animal Nutrition in NDUA&T, Kumarganj, Faizabad, UP. He has 20 years of teaching experience and taught undergraduate and post-graduate course of Animal Nutrition. He edited 3 text books, 15 Teaching practical manuals, 3 compendium, 7 pamphlets, 2 calendars and 7 books chapters in books of university publications. He was also appointed as external examiner, paper setter, supervisor, invigilator and evaluator in various examinations conducted by GADVASU as well as other universities. He was published 57 research articles and guided 15 PG students as major advisor/ co-advisor. He is Co-principal Investigators of “All India Research Coordinated Project on Pig” sponsored by ICAR and Nutritional and Processing Interventions for developing pet foods’ sponsored by DBT. He also participated/attended 18 national or international conferences/seminars/symposia/workshop and delivered many paper/poster presentation. He has coordinated 35 training course on different livestock enterprises, delivered more than 200 expert lectures, coordinated/facilitated 70 Pashupalan/Regional Kisan Melas and 25 Animal welfare camps for benefit or farmers and farm women. He has been awarded best Excellence in teaching award -2017 by samagra vikas welfare Society (SVWS) Lucknow. He has represented Animal Nutrition Society of India in various capacities as Vice President (NZ) in 2017-2018 and presently Secretary (2019-20) of ANSI. Apart from above he is member of various technical, publication, screening counseling inspection sale and purchase and mela conduct committees of the University.
Dr. Jaswinder Singh did his M.V.Sc. and Ph.D. in animal nutrition and presently working as Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Extension Education, Guru Angad Dev veterinary & Animal Science University, Ludhiana Punjab. Dr. Singh has authored two books on animal nutrition for undergraduate students, 6 manuals, six books for farmers, ten book chapters and more than 30 research papers in his 15 years of professional career. Dr. Singh won many award both at national international level including Best Teacher Award, Budding Extensionist Award Australia Award Fellowship etc. He had undergone a three months training at University of Sydney, Australia. Dr. Singh till now had guided four M.V.Sc. students as major guide and ten students as co guide. Dr. Singh has handled three projects and presently involved in four research projects. Being in extension wing of university, Dr. Singh has a vast experience of field level situations of dairy farm and nutrition related problem in dairy animals.
Section –I: General Introduction
Section-II: Nutrition –Metabolic Disorders
Section-III: Nutrition –Reproduction Inter-relationship
Section –IV: Anti nutritional Factors – A Clinical Perspective
Section –V: Nutritional Deficiencies
Section –VI: Other Diseases in Relation to Nutrition
Section – VII: Immune System and Nutrition