Veterinary Physiology

1. About the Department :

The Department of Veterinary Physiology is one of the oldest department of Bihar Veterinary College, Patna and is in existence since the inception of the College. About 20 M.V.Sc. and one Ph.D. degrees were awarded and more than 200 research papers were published by the scientists / teachers in standard journal of national and international repute.

2. Mandate/ Objective :

The Veterinary Physiology is the prerequisite for teaching, research and extension to impart knowledge to the students, researchers and extension workers engaged in the field of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science.

3. Faculty Position :

1. Dr. Pramod Kumar
Asstt. Professor
09852955517 drpramod_vet@yahoo.co.in

 

4. Teaching :

(i) U.G. Courses (VCI Syllabus):

Sl. No.

Course No.

Course Title

Credit hrs.

Semester

1.

VPY 111

Locomotor, C.V., Respiratory systems and Blood

2+1

I

2.

VPY 211

Reproduction, Lactation and Endocrinology

2+1

III

3.

VPY 121

Digestive Excretory and Nervous System

2+1

II

4.

VPY 221

Growth, Environmental and Climatology

1+1

IV

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

Sl. No.

Course No.

Course Title

Credit hrs.

1

VPY 601

Physiology of Digestion

2+1

2

VPY 602

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology

2+1

3

VPY 603

Renal Physiology and Body Fluid Dynamics

2+1

4

VPY 604

Haematology

2+1

5

VPY 605

Vitamins and Minerals in Animal Physiology

2+0

6

VPY 606

Physiology of animal Reproduction

2+1

7

VPY 607

Clinical Physiology

2+1

8

VPY 608

Neuromuscular Physiology

2+1

9

VPY 609

Chemical Bioregulation in Physiological Functions

3+0

10

VPY 610

Research Techniques in Veterinary Physiology

0+2

11

VPY 691

Master’s Seminar

1+0

12

VPY 699

Master’s Research

20


Ph.D. Courses :

Sl. No.

Course No.

Course Title

Credit hrs.

1

VPY 701

Applied Physiology of Body Fluids and Electrolytes

2+1

2

VPY 702

Physiology of Animal Behaviour

2+0

3

VPY 703

Comparative Physiology of Ruminant Digestion

2+1

4

VPY 704

Advances in Neuro-Endocrinology

2+1

5

VPY 705

Myophysiology and Kinesiology

2+1

6

VPY 706

Avian Physiology

2+1

7

VPY 707

Physiology of Lactation

2+1

8

VPY 708

Advances in Environmental Physiology and Growth

2+1

9

VPY 709

Advances in Rumen Microbiology and Metabolism

2+1

10

VPY 710

Advances in Immunophysiology

2+1

11

VPY 711

Physiology of Stress

2+1

12

VPY 790

Special Problem

0+2

13

VPY 791

Doctoral Research I

1+0

14

VPY 792

Doctoral Research Ii

1+0

15

VPY 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) Post Graduate Research (Curricular):

M.V.Sc. Degree awarded :

Sl. No.

Name of the Student

Year

Title of the thesis

1.

Smiriti Singh

1997

Studies on hematology and certain constituents of tigers and leopards kept in captivity.

2.

Baby Prabha

1998

Studies on hematology and certain blood constituents of neonatal and prepubertal cross bred calves.

3.

Md. Siddiquei Al Manowar

2000

Studies on circulating levels of certain blood constituents in pubertal and late maturing crossbred heifers

4.

Ajay Kumar

2000

Circulating level of certain trace minerals in cross bred heifers

5.

Bipin Kumar

2000

Studies on circulating level of certain blood constituents in cross bred calves

6.

Dhananjay  Kumar

2000

Studies on circulating level of certain blood constituents in wild felids maintained in captivity

7.

Jitendra Kr. Deepak

2003

Circulating concentration of certain blood constituents in cross bred heifers

8.

Ram Nandan Prasad

2004

Response of post-partum anestrus cows to progesterone and PGF2a on estrus cyclicity and blood constituents.

9.

Mukesh Kumar

2004

Response of post-partum anestrus buffaloes to progesterone and PGF2a  on estrus cyclicity and blood constituents.

10.

Deepak Suvarn

2005

Response of monocycling buffaloes to progesterone and PGF2a under rural management system.

11.

Amit kumar

2005

Studies on physiological constituents of blood and its relation to the growth and reproduction of cross bred heifers.

12.

Braj Bhusan Bachchoo

2006

Response of late maturing cross bred heifer to progesterone and PGF2a  on estrus cyclicity

13.

Shagufta Praveen

2007

Response of anestrus rural buffaloes to progesterone and GnRH administration.

14.

Prabhat Kumar

2007

Response of anestrus cross bred cows to progesterone and GnRH administration


(ii) Research Projects:

List of research project undertaken :

Sl. No.

Name of the Research Project

Funding Agency

1

Studies on haemograms, circulating blood constituents and growth rate from birth to sexual maturity in cross bred calves.

RAU, Pusa

2

Augmentation of reproduction in buffaloes.

ICAR, New Delhi

3

Improving reproduction in cattle and buffaloes maintained under rural management system.

RAU, Pusa

4

Studies on haematology, circulating minerals and trace mineral constituents and infertile wild animals in captivity.

RAU, Pusa


Ongoing research Projects (Externally Funded)

Sl. No.

Name of the Research Project

Funding Agency

1

AICRP Scheme on Improvement of Feed Resources and Nutrient Utilization in Raising Animal Production.

ICAR, New Delhi

2

NAIP Scheme on Understanding the mechanism of variation in status of a few nutritionally important micronutrients in some important food crops and the mechanism of micronutrient enrichment in plant parts.

ICAR, New Delhi

 

(iii) Research Achievements:

  • Relation of hypothalamo-hypophyseal and gonadal system during course of post natal development at the age group of 12-42 months of age (prepbubertal to late maturing stage) in Murrah buffalo heifers was studied.
  • Hormonal profile of reproductive hormones were studied and analyzed for treatment of different reproductive problems on basis of hormonal deficiency under field conditions.
  • Novel synchronization techniques viz. Fertihance, Ovsynch and Heatsynch have been tried under field conditions to improve fertility of animals.
  • The Department conducted a trial of utilization of non-protein nitrogenous (NPN) substances in form of Diammonium hydrogen citrate and Diammonium hydrogen orthophosphate in Black Australorp laying hens for the first time in the country.
  • The method to collect blood samples from wild felids in fully conscious state without physiological strain and stress have been developed.  The trypanosomiasis in a white tigress was detected in live condition with its detailed study of blood biochemical profiles and other symptoms for the first time that is being used as reference base to detect trypanosomiasis in wild felids.
  • On the basis of extensive survey of mineral content in soil, plant & animal blood in different agro-climate zones of Bihar state were studied and on the basis of mineral deficient in soil, plant and animal blood, the area specific mineral mixture (ASMM) have been developed. The effects of ASMM were studied to improve production and reproduction of animals in four agro climatic zones of Bihar state. There was significant improvement in milk production and reproductive problems were noticed.
  • Institutional Animal Ethics Committee gets registered from CPCSEA office, new Delhi for experiments on laboratory animals under NAIP project. The experimental trail on Lab. Animals is under process according to the assigned objective.

6. Extension :

Department is participating in Kisan mela for recent information to overcome fertility and reproductive problems in animals of the rural farmers. The Department of Physiology has also association with extension department and BAMETI to provide expert lectures and training to the field Veterinarian.

7. Publications :  

Research : National – 200, International – 30; Extension : 20; Books/Manuals : 10

8. Facilities :

    • Facilities to estimate hormones by ELISA technique.
    • Facilities to estimate Micro and Macro minerals in soil plant and animal blood by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS) – PerkinElmer, Singapore.
    • All the facilities available for UG/PG teaching and practical.
    • Facilities to maintain laboratory animal under CPCSEA approved laboratory and also by institutional ethical committee for experimental trail to study bioavailability of micro and macro minerals on lab animals.
    • Apart from these facilities the department is also under the process of developing molecular physiology laboratory and molecular endocrinology laboratory. The other instruments are also available in the department for research purpose like Spectrophotometer, Gel Documentation system (Gel Doc) – Bio Rad, PCR (Thermocycler 46 well) – Bio Rad, Cooling Centrifuge machine and Mini Centrifuge – REMI and ECG machine.

 

9. Seminar/Symposia organized :

N.A.

10. Any other information :

Dr. C. Singh, Ex. Univ. Professor & Chairman, received best teacher award of Veterinary faculty, RAU (1999-2000), Personal academic promotion award (2002). He worked as expert for the selection of many scientific and non-scientific organization. He has win honored including him as Vice President of Asian Buffalo Congress and society of Animal Physiologist of India in consecutive two terms.