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Dr. Ashok K. Verma
MSc (Ag), PhD, Post-Doc (UK), FANA, FNAAS
Animal Nutrition Division,

Telephone: 0581-2301318
Mobile No.: 9412318322

Field of Specialization Feed Supplements, Methane measurements and mitigation, Microbial protein production Total Research Papers 124
No. Patents Granted / Filed 5 Total No. of Book / Manual 41
No. of M.V.Sc. Student Guided 8 No. of PhD Student Guided 4
Present Number of M.V.Sc. Student 0 Present Numberof PhD Student 2

Top 10 Research Papers

  • George, S.K., Dipu, M.T., Mehra, U.R., Singh, P., Verma, A.K. and Ramgaokar, J.S. 2006. Improved HPLC method for the simultaneous determination of allantoin and creatinine in cattle urine. J. Chromatogr. B, 832:134-137.
  • Ali, H.A.M, Mayes, R.W., Lamb, C.S., Hector, B. L., Verma, A.K. and Ørskov, E.R. 2004. The potential of long-chain fatty alcohols and long-chain fatty acids as diet composition markers: development of methods for quantitative analysis and faecal recoveries of these compounds in sheep fed mixed diets. J. Agric. Sci. (Cambridge), 142(1): 71-78.
  • Kesava Rao, V., Kowle, B.N. and Verma, A.K. 2003. Effect of feeding water washed neem (Azadirachta indica) seed kernel cake on the quality, lipid profile and fatty acid composition of goat meat. Small Rumin. Res., 47: 213-219.
  • Verma, A.K., Singh, P., Dass, R.S. and Mehra U.R. 2006. Impact of feeding urea ammoniated and urea supplemented wheat straw on intake and utilization of nutrients in crossbred cattle. Indian J. Anim. Sci., 76: 466-470.
  • Verma, A. K., Singh, P., Deshpande, K. Y., Verma, Vinay and Mehra, U. R. 2009. Influence of levels of protein intake on nutrient utilization and blood parameters in buffaloes fed on wheat straw based diets. Anim. Nutr. Feed Tech., 9:21-28.
  • Singh, P., Verma, A. K., Jacob, Ani Bency, Gupta, S.C. and Mehra, U.R.2011. Haematological and biochemical changes in Fasciola gigantica infected buffaloes fed on diet containing deoiled mahua (Bassia latifolia) seed cake. J. Appl. Anim. Res. 39: 185-188.
  • George, S.K., Verma, A.K., Mehra, U.R., Dipu, M.T. and. Singh, P. 2011. Evaluation of purine metabolites–creatinine index to predict the rumen microbial protein synthesis from urinary spot samples in Barbari goats. Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences, 20: 509-525.
  • Kumar, Sachin, Verma, A.K., Agarwal, N., Singh, P. and Mondal, S.K. 2013. Effect of live Saccharomyces cerevisiae on growth, nutrient digestibility, faecal quality and intestinal morphology in early-weaned crossbred piglets. Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology, 13: 291-302.
  • Mishra, D.K., Verma, A.K., Agarwal, N., Mondal, S.K. and Singh, P. 2014. Effect of dietary supplementation of probiotics on growth performance, nutrients digestibility and faecal microbiology in weaned piglets. Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology, 14: 283-290.
  • Jacob, A. B., Singh, P. and Verma A. K. 2015. Effect of feeding deoiled mahua (Bassia latifolia) seed cake on the growth performance, digestibility and balance of nutrients in cross-bred calves during pre-patent period of Fasciola gigantica infection. J. Anim. Physiol. Anim. Nutr. (Berl), 99 (2): 299-307.

Technologies Developed

  • Vegetarian dog biscuit
  • Synbiotic product for pet dogs
  • Phytogenic feed additive for ruminants
  • Detoxification process for karanj, neem and jatropha oil cakes


  • Hari Om Ashram Trust Award-2001-02
  • NAAS Recognition Award-2013-14
  • Wellcome Travelling Research Fellowship-2001-03
  • FAO-AHRD Fellowship-1998
  • Fellow, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (FNAAS)
  • Fellow, Animal Nutrition Association of India (FANA)
  • Fellow, Animal Nutrition Society of India (FANSI)
  • Dr. G. Nirmalan Memorial Award (Best Paper Award)-2013
  • Best Paper Award ANACON-2015
  • Best Paper Award (Microbiome)-2016


  • Life Member, Animal Nutrition Society of India
  • Life Member, Animal Nutrition Association

Ongoing Projects

  • Feeding strategies for economical growth in male buffalo calves
  • Methyl donors as feed supplement for pigs: An epigenetic approach to maternal programming
  • Evaluation of molasses based multi-nutrient liquid supplements for improving reproductive and productive performance in buffaloes
  • Management of post weaning diarrhoes of pigs through micronutrient and non-specific immunomodulators
  • Studies on energy utilization in ruminants fed diets supplemented with rumen protected starch
  • Evaluation of molasses based multi-nutrients liquid supplements (MMLS )for improving reproductive and productive performance in buffaloes
  • Assessment of variability in nutrient composition of livestock feed ingredients for quality assurance

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