This book highlights the current topics for scientific management of livestock through latest technical inputs with high economics return. This book includes important chapters regarding economics of milk production, milk urea nitrogen, oxidative stress on animal health and productivity. It also includes oxidant-antioxidant balance, vitrification techniques for cryopreservation of oocytes as well as embryos. It highlights an applied aspect of follicular dynamics in bovine reproduction, impact of environmental change on bionomics of parasitic diseases application of biotechnology in livestock production and statistical softwares in context to animals breeding research. The coverage of this book will enable reader to update his/her knowledge about livestock improvement strategies. It is believed that this book will be useful for the reader to get equipped with the knowledge regarding modern issues related to livestock farming. This book would be useful for the researchers, academicians scholars and policy-makers.
Dr. Dhirendra Kumar is presently working as Assistant Professor of Animal Genetics & Breeding at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-J), R.S.Pura, Jammu (J&K). Dr. Dhirendra is a recipient of Best Ph.D. Thesis award, Appreciation Award (2), Distinguished Scientist Award, Excellence in Teaching Award, Young Scientist Award (2) and Life Science Leadership Award. He has also served as Organizing Secretary of International Conference (1), Joint Organizing Secretary of International Conference (1) and Co-organizing Secretary of National Conference/Symposium (2). Presently he is the Principal Investigator of Network Project of NBAGR-ICAR on Characterization of Poonchi Chicken. He also acted as a Co-principal. Investigator under Network Projects of ICAR on “Characterization of Sheep and Goat”. He was the co-project leader of the project “Capacity building /Training of Women Self Help Group members from Umeed as Community Paravets”. He has published more than 40 research and review articles in reputed national and international scientific journals. He has edited three books. He has also contributed in scientific fields by means of popular articles, conference proceeding papers, short communications, chapters in books, manuals, edited publications, etc.
Dr. Vikas Mahajan is presently working as Assistant Professor (Ph.D in Animal Genetics & Breeding), Division of Instructional; Livestock Farm Complex, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, ShereKashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-J), R.S.Pura, Jammu (J&K). Professional experience more than three years with a wide variety of publication, which includes research papers (23), books (05), manual (02). He has edited two books. He has also contributed in scientific fields by means of popular articles, conference proceeding papers, short communications, chapters in books, manuals, edited publications, etc. He is acting as Co-principal investigator of Network Project of NBAGR-ICAR on Characterization of Poonchi Chicken He is also reviewer of different National and International Journals.