Livestock Production & Management

1. About the Department :

The Department of Livestock Production and Management has been come into existence in the year of 1981 after bifurcation from the oldest Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding of the college. This department has been actively engaged in UG and PG teaching, need based researches and extension activities.

2. Mandates/Objectives :

  • To cater the needs of teaching at Under-graduate and Post-graduate level on the different courses of Livestock Production and Management.
  • To conduct need based researches in the field of Livestock including Poultry Production and Management.
  • Extension programmes related to the improved production and productivity under different managemental systems.
  • Other academic and curricular activities as required by the university.

3. Faculty Position :

1.
Dr. Manikant Choudhary
Univ. Professor & Chairman
0612-2227038
dr.manikant@gmail.com
2.
Dr. Satya Deo Kumar
Univ. Professor
09953869972
09955181389
sdksinha@gmail.com
3.
Dr. Shree Prasad Sahu
Asstt. Professor
09973112969  spsahuj@rediffmail.com

4.

Dr. Ravi Kant Nirala

Asstt. Professor

08002552290

drravikantnirala@gmail.com

5.

Dr. Amrendra Kishor

Asstt. Professor

09608783517

ammuvet@gmail.com

6.

Dr. Sanjay Kumar

Asstt. Professor

09934033316

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7.

Dr. Ravi Ranjan Kumar

Asstt. Professor

09358140606

drsinhalpm@rediffmail.com

 

4. Teaching :

(i) UG Courses (As per VCI Syllabus):

Sl. No.

Course No.

Course Title

 Credit hrs.

1.

LPM-111

Livestock Production Management-I (General principles and ruminants)

3+1

2.

LPM-121

Fodder Production and Grassland Management

1+1

3.

LPM-122

Livestock Production Management II (Monogastric and Laboratory animals)

1+1

4.

LPM-211

Avian Production Management

1+1

5.

LPM-221

Commercial Poultry Production and Hatchery Management

1+1

6.

LPM-222

Livestock Production Management (Regional Interest)

1+1

7.

VPP-322

Aquatic Animal Diseases, Health Care and Management

1+1

8.

VMD-512

Zoo/Wild Animal Breeding, Nutrition, Management and Health Care

1+1

9.

VMD-513

Pet/ Animal Breeding, Management, Nutrition and Health Care

1+1

 

(ii) P.G. Courses (As per ICAR):
M.V.Sc. Courses :

Sl. No.

Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hours

1.

LPM-601

Cattle and Buffalo Production and Management

2+1

2.

LPM-602

Sheep and Goat Production and Management

2+1

3.

LPM-603

Swine Production and Management

1+1

4.

LPM-604

Laboratory Animal Production and Management

1+1

5.

LPM-605

Shelter Management                                       

1+1

6.

LPM-606

Principles of Environmental Hygiene and Waste Management

2+0

7.

LPM-607

Climatology and Animal Production

1+0

8.

LPM-608

Poultry Farm and Hatchery Management

2+1

9.

LPM-609

Farm Animal Behavior           

1+0

10.

LPM-610

Integrated Livestock Farming System

2+1

11.

LPM-611

Equine Production and Management

1+1

12.

LPM-612

Wild Life Management and Conservation

2+0

13.

LPM-613

Livestock Business Management

1+1

14.

LPM-691

Master’s Seminar

1+0

15.

LPM-699

Master’s Research

20

 

Ph.D. Courses :

S. No.

Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hours

1.

LPM-701

Advances in Cattle and Buffalo Production
and Management

3+0

2.

LPM-702

Advances in Sheep and Goat Production and
Management

2+1

3.

LPM-703

Advances in Swine Production and Management

2+1

4.

LPM-704

Advances in Laboratory Animal Production
and Management

1+0

5.

LPM-705

Advances in Poultry Production Management

2+1

6.

LPM-706

Advances in Environmental Management

1+1

7.

LPM-707

Advances in Equine Management

2+0

8.

LPM-791

Doctoral Seminar I

1+0

9.

LPM-792

Doctoral Seminar II

1+0

10.

LPM-799

Doctoral Research

45

N.B. : A Ph.D. student may also take 600 series courses of M.V.Sc. if not studied during Master’s programme.

5. Research :

(i) P.G. Curricular Researches:
M.V.Sc. Degree awarded :

SL. No.

Name of Student

Year

Title of Thesis

1.

Dr. Anita Kumari

2000

The effects of multi-enzyme supplementation on barley based diet on growing meat type quails.

2.

Dr. Asmita Kumari

2000

The effect of probiotics (bacterial, fungal and their combination) on certain economic traits of Japanese quails.

3.

Dr. Rakesh Ranjan

2000

Studies on growth performance of T&D pigs.

4.

Dr. Priya Raj

2002

Studies on milk production and its economics in cross-bred cows under farmer’s managemental conditions of Patna.

5.

Dr. Birendra Kr. Yadav

2002

Effect of herbal immunomodulators on the performance of broiler birds.

6.

Dr. Brajesh Kumar

2003

Studies on Supplementation of Enzyme and Herbal Preparation on Performance and carcass quality of Cockerels.

7.

Dr. Uday Prasad Yadav

2003

Effect of various level of Energy on performance and carcass quality of Cockerels.

8.

Dr. R. K. Nirala

2003

Studies on phytase supplementation on the performance of broilers.

9.

Dr. Mritunjay Kumar

2005

Studies on the effect of supplementation of Anti-stress agents under different systems of management on the performance of broiler.

10.

Dr. Sadanand Diwakar

2007

Studies on the Management of Bengal goats under extensive and supplementary feeding system in and around Patna.

11.

Dr. Mithilesh Kumar

2007

Study on the effects of Chromium picolinate supplementation on growth performance and carcass traits in broiler. 

12.

Dr. Ravi Shankar

2007

Studies of the effect of supplementation of probiotics as growth promoter in commercial diet on the performance of broiler.

13.

Dr. Anil Kumar

2009

Effect of restricted feeding on broiler production under deep liter system of Management.

14.

Dr. Ravi Kumar

2009

Effects of restricted feeding on the performance of broiler chickens   under  different  management systems

15.

Dr. Rajiv Ranjan

2011

Effect of vitamin-C supplementation on the performance of broiler chicken under heat stress concition.

16.

Dr. Vinod Kr. Ranjan

2011

Effect of dietary supplementation of azolla on the performance of broiler chickens

17.

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar

2011

Effect of supplementation of phytobiotics on the performance of broiler chickens

 

(ii) Research Projects:
List of research project undertaken :

Sl. No.

Name of the Research Project

Funding Agency

1

Estimation of chromosome number of cattle and karyotyping

ICAR, New Delhi

2

Econometric studies of Diara buffaloes in Bihar

Govt. of Bihar

3

Evaluation of goat production in Bihar

RAU, Pusa

4

Studies on green fodder production round the year in combination

RAU, Pusa

 

Ongoing research Projects (Externally Funded)

Sl. No.

Name of the Research Project

Funding Agency

1

Poultry Seed Project

ICAR, New Delhi

2

Development of Integrated Goat Farming in Bihar

RKVY

3

Development of Integrated Poultry Farming in Bihar

RKVY

 

(iii) Research achievements :
The department has been actively engaged in research on different specialized livestock farming systems, management techniques, stress management, health management, nutritional management and economical eco-friendly utilization and disposal of farm wastes.

6. Extension :

The department has been actively engaged in the extension activities through Kisan Mela, Kisan Gosthi, Pashu Pradarshani, Farm Advisory Services to the needy farmers and livestock entrepreneurs.

7. Publications :

Research: 31, Extension : 25, Books / Manuals (for U.G. courses) : 9

8.  Facilities / Infrastructure available :

  • Lecture theatre, UG and PG laboratories.
  • Well organized Instructional Livestock Farm.
  • Well trained & experienced Human resources.

9.   Seminar Symposia organized :

N.A.

10.  Any other information :

N.A.