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Scientist Profile

Dr. A. Kannan
NA MVSc, Ph.D
Senior Scientist,
IVRI Palampur,

Telephone: 01894-230526 (O),
Mobile No.: NA

Field of Specialization Animal Nutrition Total Research Papers 18
No. Patents Granted / Filed 0 Total No. of Book / Manual 2 & Book chapters-5
No. of M.V.Sc. Student Guided 1 No. of PhD Student Guided 0
Present Number of M.V.Sc. Student 2 Present Numberof PhD Student 0

Top 10 Research Papers

  • Kannan A, Sastry VRB, Agrawal DK and Kumar A. 2013. Effect of feeding of calcium hydroxide-treated or vitamin E-supplemented cottonseed meal on plasma gossypol levels, blood parameters, and performance of Bikaneri lambs. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 45:1289–1295.
  • Bhat TK, Kannan A, Singh B and Sharma OP. 2013. Value addition of feed and fodder by alleviating the antinutritional effects of tannins. Agricultural Research, 2; 189-196.
  • Garg MR, Kannan A, Shelke SK, Phondba BT and Sherasia PL. 2012. Metabolizable energy and total digestible nutrient values of some ruminant feedstuffs estimated by using in vitro gas production technique. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 82 (8): 898–902.
  • Kannan A, Garg MR and MaheshKumar BV. 2011. Effect of ration balancing on milk production, microbial protein synthesis and methane emission in crossbred cows under field conditions in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition, 28(2):117-123.
  • Kannan A, Garg MR and Singh P. 2010. Effect of ration balancing on methane emission and milk production in lactating animals under field conditions in Rae Bareli district of Uttar Pradesh. Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition, 27(2):103-108.
  • Paul SS, Mandal AB, Kannan A, Mandal GP and Pathak NN. 2003. Comparative dry matter intake and nutrient utilization efficiency in lactating cattle and buffaloes. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 83(1):1-10.
  • Mandal AB, Paul SS, Mandal GP, Kannan A and Pathak NN. 2005. Deriving nutrient requirements of growing Indian goats under tropical condition. Small Ruminant Research, 58(3):201-217.
  • Paul SS, Mandal AB, Mandal GP, Kannan A and Pathak NN. 2003. Deriving nutrient requirements of growing Indian sheep under tropical condition using performance and intake data emanated from feeding trials conducted in different research institutes. Small Ruminant Research, 50: 97-107.
  • Paul SS, Mandal AB, Mandal GP, Kannan A and Pathak, NN. 2004. Deriving nutrient requirements of lactating Indian cattle under tropical condition using performance and intake data emanated from feeding trials conducted in different research institutes. Asian-Australian Journal of Animal Sciences, 17:769-776.
  • Kannan A, Sihag S and Yadav KR. 2003. Effect of replacing mustard cake with sun flower cake on milk yield and milk composition in Murrah buffaloes. Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition, 20(2):198-201.

Technologies Developed

  • Method of detoxification of gossypol in cottonseed.
  • Mineral mapping and area specific mineral mixture preparation for Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh
  • Nutrient requirements of lactating cattle, buffaloes, goats and sheep.
  • Developed database on metabolisable energy values of Indian feedstuffs
  • Collaborated in developing models for large scale implementation of ration balancing programme and also methane emission estimation under field conditions in small holder dairy production system

Awards

  • Best poster presentation award (2nd prize) at Global Animal Nutrition Conference-2014 held from April 20-22, 2014, at Bengaluru, India
  • Best paper (oral) presentation award at 2nd National IAVNAW Conference held from September, 19 to 21, 2013, at SKUAST of Jammu
  • IVRI Senior Research Fellowship for Ph. D.

Membership

  • Life Member, Animal Nutrition Society of India.
  • Life Member, Animal Nutrition Association, India
  • Life Member, Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Research.
  • Life Member, Tamil Nadu State Veterinary Council.

Ongoing Projects

  • Development and application of electronic learning and diagnostic module for health management of dog
  • Evaluation of locally available plants for feeding of hill animals
  • Utilisation of tea by-products for feeding livestock and poultry
  • Effect of phytochemically isothiocyanate against fern induced chronic toxicity in guinea pigs- a model of EBH
  • Investigation on diseases, sero-prevalence and animal husbandry practices in NWHHR
  • Bio-prospecting of native cattle and goats milk for therapeutic potential