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Dr Davendra Kumar

Designation:   Principal Scientist (Animal Reproduction), Physiology and Biochemistry Division (Official e-mail id: apb.cswri@gmail.com)

Contact Details:  Division of Physiology and Biochemistry, CSWRI Avikanagar, Malpura (Tehsil), Tonk- Dist, Rajasthan 304501

Phone No. : 01437 220165(O), 01437 220300(R)
Mobile No. : 9414434361
Fax No. : 01437 220163
Email Id : davendraror@yahoo.co.in

Academic Background

Degree
Year
University / Institute
B.V.Sc. & AH
1993
G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar
M.V.Sc.
1996
Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar
Ph.D.
2002
Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar
Post Doc
-
-


Research Experience:


1
Semen evaluation & preservation
Validated computer-aided semen analysis (CASA) technique for ram semen evaluation
First time recorded an observation on the influence of FecB gene on sperm motion characteristics
Improved ram semen freezing protocol by controlled cooling and freezing
2
Artificial insemination
Improved non-invasive Trans-cervical AI technique utilizing frozen ram semen
Successfully used AI technique utilizing liquid semen in farmer’s flock
3
Oestrus synchronization
Successfully tested a technology (developed by our group) i.e. “Synchronization of estrus in ewes using progesterone impregnated intra-vaginal sponges” in different agro-climatic conditions
4
Embryo Transfer Technology
Recovered a record number of 24 transferable embryos from a prolific microsheep, Garole, in a single flush
5
Adaptation physiology
Studied effects of abiotic stresses on sheep adaptability and reproduction

 

 


Awards and Professional Affiliations

1.    
Best Research Article Award
Presented by ISSGPU for contributory paper in National Seminar during the year 2006 – as first author
2.    
Best Research Article Award
Presented by ISSGPU for the article published in the Indian Journal of Small Ruminants during the year 2009 –as first author
3.    
Best Research Article Award
Presented by ISSGPU for contributory paper in National Seminar during the year 2009 – as first author

Professional Affiliations

1.
Member
Indian Society for Study of Animal Reproduction (ISSAR)
2.
Member
Indian Society for Sheep & Goat Production and Utilization (ISSGPU)
3.
Member
Veterinary Alumni Society of Pantnagar (VASP)
4.
Member
Society of Animal Physiology of India (SAPI)
5.
Member
Indian Society for the Study of Reproduction and Fertility (ISSRF)
6.
Member
Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)
 
Best Ten Research Publication’s
 
1.         
Animal Reproduction Science 100: 51-60
Kumar D., Joshi A., Naqvi S.M.K., Kumar S., Mishra A.K., Maurya V.P., Arora A.L., Mittal J.P. and Singh V.K. 2007. Sperm motion characteristics of Garole x Malpura sheep evolved in a semi-arid tropical environment through introgression of FecB gene.
2.         
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 42:653-658
Kumar D., Joshi A. and Naqvi S.M.K. 2010. Sperm motion characteristics of Malpura ram lambs reared under semi-arid tropical environment.
3.         
Livestock Science 150: 337-341
Kumar, D., Naqvi, S.M.K., Kumar, S. 2012. Sperm motion characteristics of FecBBB and FecBB+ Garole X Malpura rams during the non-breeding season under hot semi-arid environment.
4.         
Animal Reproduction 6: 526-534
Kumar, D., Joshi, A. and Naqvi, S.M.K. 2009. Effect of post-thaw incubation on semen characteristics of ram spermatozoa cryopreserved under controlled and uncontrolled rate of cooling.
5.         
World Rabbit Science 13: 113-122
Kumar D., Singh U., Bhatt R.S. and Risam K.S. 2005. Reproductive efficiency of female German Angora rabbits under Indian sub-temperate climatic conditions.
6.         
The Veterinary Record 158: 414-115
Naqvi S.M.K., Gulyani R., Joshi A., Maurya V.P., Kumar D., Mittal, J.P. and Singh V.K. 2006. Production of 24 transferable embryos in one flush by a Garole microsheep.
7.         
The Veterinary Record 159:522-526
Naqvi S.M.K., Joshi A., Gulyani R., Kumar D., Kolte A., Kumar S., Maurya V.P., Saha S., Mittal J.P. and Singh V.K. 2006. Production of prolific microsheep by embryo transfer into large non-prolific sheep.
8.         
Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 15: 812-820
Bhatt R.S., Sharma S.R., Singh U., Kumar D., and Bhasin V. 2002. Effect of different seasons on the performance of Grey Gaint Rabbits under Sub-Temperate Himalayan conditions.
9.         
Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, 94: 154-161
Sejian V., Maurya V.P., Naqvi S.M.K., Kumar D. and Joshi A. 2010. Effect of induced body condition score differences on physiological response, productive and reproductive performance of Malpura ewes kept in a hot, semi-arid environment.
10.      
World Rabbit Science (In press)
Kumar D., Risam K.S., Bhatt R.S. and Singh U. 2013. Reproductive performance of different breeds of broiler rabbits under sub-temperate climatic conditions.
 
Foreign Exposure
 
1.    
Egyptian International Center for Agriculture (EICA), Cairo, Egypt
Attended two and a half month training on “Animal Production and Health” at EICA, organized by the ministry of agriculture and land reclamation of the Arab Republic of Egypt from October 1 – December 15, 2010.



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