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Dr. Lal Chandra Chaudhary
Principal Scientist,
Animal Nutrition Division,

Telephone: 0581-2316862
Mobile No.: 941258551

Field of Specialization Animal Nutrition Division (Rumen Microbiology) Total Research Papers 63
No. Patents Granted / Filed Total No. of Book / Manual Fourteen Book/Manaul
No. of M.V.Sc. Student Guided 4 No. of PhD Student Guided 0
Present Number of M.V.Sc. Student 1 Present Numberof PhD Student 2

Top 10 Research Papers

  • Chaudhary, L.C. and Srivastava A. 1995. Performance of growing murrah buffalo calves as affected by treatments of manoxol and presence of ciliate protozoa in rumen. Anim. Feed Sci. and Technol. 51: 281-286.
  • Chaudhary, L.C., Srivastava, A. and Singh, K.K. 1995. Rumen fermentation pattern and digestion of structural carbohydrate in buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) calves as affected by ciliate protozoa in rumen. Anim. Feed Sci. and Technol. 56:111 – 117.
  • Sahoo, A., Agarwal, Neeta., Kamra, D.N., Chaudhary, L.C. and Pathak, N.N.1999. Influence of the level of molasses in deoiled rice bran based concentrate mixture on rumen fermentation pattern in crossbred calves. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol. 80: 83-90.
  • Floret, F., Chaudhary, L.C., Ellis, W. C., Hassan, S. E., Mckain, N., Newbold, C. J. and Wallace, R. J. 1999. Influence of 1-[(E)-2-2-(methyl-4-nitrophenyl) diaz-I-ethyl] Pyrrolidine-2-carboxylic acid and diphenyl iodonium chloride on ruminal protein metabolism and ruminal microorganisms. Appl. Environ. Micribiol . 65: 3258-3260.
  • Agarwal, N., Kamra, D. N., Chaudhary, L.C., Agarwal, I., Sahoo, A. and Pathak, N. N. 2002 Microbial status and enzyme profile of crossbred calves fed on different microbial feed additives. Letters Appl. Microbiol. 34: 329-336.
  • Wallace, R. J., Chaudhary, L.C., Miyagawa, E., McKain, N. and Walker, N. D. 2003. Metabolic properties of Eubacterium pyruvativorans, a ruminal ‘hyper-ammonia-producing’ anaerobe with metabolic properties analogous to those of Clostridium kluyveri. Microbiol. 150: 2921-2930
  • Maia, M.R.G., Chaudhary, L.C., Figueres, L. and Wallace, R.J.2007. Metabolism of polyunsaturated fatty acids and their toxicity to the microflora of the rumen. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 91: 303-314.
  • Wallace, R.J., Chaudhary, L.C., McKain, N., McEwan, N. R., Richardson, A. J., Vercoe, P. E., Walker, N. D. and Paillard, D. 2006. Clostridium proteoclasticum: a ruminal bacterium that forms stearic acid from linoleic acid. FEMS Letters, 266: 195-201.
  • Kamra, D.N., Patra, A.K., Chatterjee, P.N., Kumar, R., Agarwal, N. and Chaudhary, L.C. 2008. Effect of plant extracts on methanogenesis and microbial profile of the rumen of buffalo: a brief overview. Aust. J. Exp. Agric. 48:175-178.
  • Agarwal, N, Shekhar, C., Kumar R., Chaudhary L.C. and Kamra, D.N. 2009. Effect of peppermint (Mentha piperita) oil on in vitro methanogenesis and fermentation of feed with buffalo rumen liquor. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol. 148: 321-327.

Technologies Developed

  • Development of economic diet
  • Probiotic (Microbial Feed Additive) {Farmer friendly technique)
  • New Information Generated
  • Anti-methanogens identified


  • FAO fellowship for three months (1998) at Rowett Research Institute, Aberdeen, UK.
  • Wellcome Trust post doctoral fellowship (2002-2004) at Rowett Research Institute, Aberdeen, UK.
  • University gold medal in B. Sc.
  • Vice Chancellor gold medal in M. Sc.
  • Merit Scholarship in M. Sc.
  • Senior Research fellowship in Ph. D.


  • Animal Nutrition Association
  • Animal Nutrition Society of India
  • Association of Microbiologists of India

Ongoing Projects

  • Effect of catalytic supplementation of promising unconventional oil cakes on the performance of calves
  • Studies on the interaction of rumen microbes with sulphur and its manipulation for improving livestock production
  • Veterinary type culture collection: Rumen microbes
  • Role of plants as a modifier of rumen to reduce methane production and improve productivity in small animals
  • Metagenomic analysis and manipulation of buffalo rumen ecosystem to improve fibre utilization and reduce methane production
  • Network on veterinary type culture collection: rumen microbes
  • Studies on potential use of sugarcane pressed mud as a feed resource in ruminants
  • Role of plants as a modifier of rumen to reduce methane production and improve productivity in small animals (DBT-Twinning programme for the NE)
  • Veterinary Type Culture Collection: Rumen Microbes
  • Metagenomic Analysis and Manipulation of Buffalo Rumen Ecosystem to Improve Fibre Utilization and Reduce Methane Production (National Professor)
  • Rumen microbial diversity in domesticated and wild ruminants and impact of additives on methano-genesis and utilization of poor quality fibrous feeds (Lead Institute) . (NAIP)

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