Critical Services of Animal Health and Production
Livestock sector along with agriculture in India is livelihood for a majority of the population and can never be underestimated. Increasing population, increasing average income and globalisation effects in India will increase demand for quantity, quality and nutritious food, and variety of food. Animal husbandry sector has contributed significantly to the empowerment of women and has increased their income and role in society. It is a major risk mitigation approach for small and marginal farmers, particularly across the rain-fed regions of India. It is at the centre of poverty alleviation programs from equity and livelihood standpoints. Livestock productivity has been identified as one of the important sources of income growth by the Inter-Ministerial Committee under the government’s target of doubling farmers’ income. Maintenance of biodiversity is essential at a time when mixed breeds and new problems that were thus far unknown appear in rural India. In fact by diversity, the very existence is guaranteed to the farmers, as different species, suited to the livestock environment zone in different parts of the country, have been brought up by nature over a long period of time and have proved their sustainability. Thus, there is an immediate sense of urgency to impoverish the veterinarian with latest techniques and approaches to be adopted for addressing the issues of livestock owners/farmers for improving their profitability from animal husbandry. This book is a comprehensive presentation of various critical livestock intervention like general management of Veterinary Hospital, effective disease diagnosis & their control, Artificial Insemination, Infertility in dairy animals and controlling zoonotic diseases and role of livestock in achieving sustainable development goals. This book is enriched with latest information for its stakeholders, veterinarian, extension worker, policy-makers with technical, educational & social skills for the welfare of speechless animal species as well as for rural farmers and thus, it will help in environmental protection, research, food safety and public health About the Author: Dr.SarvajeetYadav receivedhisM.V.Sc. andPh.D.degree from Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur and joined as Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Physiology, College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, U.P. Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwavidyalaya Evam GoAnusandhan Sansthan, Mathura-281001 (Uttar Pradesh) in the year 1991. He is currently working as Professor & Head, Department of Veterinary Physiology as well as Director Extension, DUVASU. He is working in the field of action research, adoption, communication, Information communication technology (ICTs) as well as dissemination of animal husbandry practices to the farmers and other stakeholder. To his credit, he has designed and developed Touch Screen Information Kiosk and user friendly bilingual information module for farmers and other stakeholders. To his name more than 70 research articles (National and International), 19 book chapters, 10 books and 22 training and teaching manuals and many more achievements. Presently he is lifetime member in three professional societies. He has received Ram Singh Memorial National Animal Welfare Award (Lifetime Achievement). He has been also associated with various extramural & intramural research projects funded by ICAR/UPCAR, etc. Dr. Amit Singh received his B.V.Sc. & A.H. from College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Anjora, Durg (Chhattisgarh), M.V.Sc. from Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research, Pondicherry and Ph.D. from ICAR-National DairyResearch Institute, Karnal, Haryana in 2004, 2007 and 2015 respectively. He is currently working as Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) at College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, U.P. Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwavidyalaya Evam Go-Anusandhan Sansthan, Mathura-281001 (Uttar Pradesh). He is working in the field of action research, adoption, communication, Information Communication Technology (ICTs) as well as dissemination of animal husbandry practices to the farmers and other stakeholder. To his credit, he has designed and developed Touch Screen Information Kiosk and user friendly bilingual information module for farmers and other stakeholders. To his name 35 research articles, 45 popular articles, 22 training and teaching manuals and many more achievements. Presently he is lifetime memberin five professional societies. He has been also associated with various extramural & intramuralresearch projects. Dr. Deep Narayan Singh is Assistant Professorin Department of Livestock Production Management and eminent faculty of College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, DUVASU, Mathura (Uttar Pradesh, India). He is graduated from College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, ANDUAT, Kumarganj, Faizabad (Former NDUAT) in 2005. He did his Master’s in Livestock Production Management as a Major subject from C.V.Sc. & A.H., Anand Agricultural University, Anand (Gujarat, India)in2007 and Ph.D. fromU.P. PanditDeenDayalUpadhyaya Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwavidyalaya Evam Go-Anusandhan Sansthan (DUVASU), Mathura (India). He was Senior Research Fellow in AICRP project, Veterinary Officer in PDCMPUL of GCMMF, Assistant Professor(LPM) in Veterinary Colleges under the Rajasthan Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Bikaner (Rajasthan, India). Thereafter he again worked as Veterinary Medical Officerin Government of Uttar Pradesh. From 2011 until present, he is an Adjunct faculty and Assistant Professor(Sr. Scale), Department of Livestock Production Management, College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, DUVASU, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh (India). He has published more than 35 research papers, 10 review articles and more than 60 popular articles in various National & International journals. Dr. Singh has published a book, presented 10 lead papers, 04 booklets, 14 laboratory manuals, 20 training manuals, etc. He has also associated with various extramural & intramural research projects. He has been awarded with young scientist award, Dr. C.M. Singh Award of Excellence, Best Teacher of the year Award, Research excellence award, Yashashwi Samman and Best Paper presentation awards. Dr. Singh is a lifetime member of several professional societies and member of editorial board of various National & International journals. Dr. Ashish Srivastava is working as Assistant Professorin the Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, DUVASU, Mathura since 2010. Prior to joining academics, he has worked in the field as Veterinary Officer in the Department of Animal Husbandry, Government of Uttar Pradesh. He has done his B.V.Sc. & A.H. and Ph.D. from College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Mathura and M.V.Sc. (Veterinary Medicine)from Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly. In his academic career, he has taught courses on Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Clinical Practice, Metabolic and deficiency diseases of animals, wild animal medicine, Veterinary ethics and jurisprudence to Undergraduate and Post-graduate students.