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Dr. Subodh Kumar Saha
B.V.Sc & AH MSc.(D), Ph.D
Principal Scientist,
Animal Nutrition Division,

Telephone: 0581-2583144
Mobile No.: 9412822615

Field of Specialization Ruminant Nutrition/Clinical Nutrition Total Research Papers 70
No. Patents Granted / Filed 0 Total No. of Book / Manual 5
No. of M.V.Sc. Student Guided 6 No. of PhD Student Guided 3
Present Number of M.V.Sc. Student 1 Present Numberof PhD Student 1

Top 10 Research Papers

  • Ahlawat, S.P., Sunser, J., Kundu, A., Chatterjee, R.N., Rai, R.B., Senani, S., Saha, S.K. and Yadav, S.P. 2004. Use of RAPD-PCR for genetic analysis of Nicobari fowl of Andamans. British Poultry Science, 45(2): 194-200.
  • Soren, N.M., Sastry, V.R.B., Saha, S.K., Wankhade, U.D., Lade, M.H. and Kumar, A. 2007. Performance of growing lambs fed processed karanj (Pongamia glabra) oil seedcake as partial protein supplement to soybean meal. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, 93(2): 237-244
  • Katole, S., Saha, S.K., Sastry, V.R.B., Lade M. and Prakash, B. 2011. Intake, blood metabolites and hormonal profile in sheep fed processed Jatropha (Jatropha curcas) meal. Animal feed science and Technology, 170(1–2): 21–26
  • Prakash, B., Saha, S. K., Khate, K., Agarwal, N., Katole, S., Haq, N. and Rajkhowa, C. 2011. Rumen Microbial variation and nutrients Utilization in mithun (Bos Frontalis) under different Feeding regimes. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition DOI: 10.1111/j,1439-396.2011.01270.x.
  • Saha, S.K., Senani, S., Padhi, M.K., Shome, B.R., Shome Rajeswari, Ahlawat, S.P.S. 1999. Microbial manipulation of rumen fermentation using Saccharomyces cerevisiae as probiotics. Current Sci. 77(5): 696-697.
  • Panda, A.K., Sastry, V.R.B., Kumar, A. and Saha, S.K. 2006. Quantification of Karanjin, Tannin and Trypsin inhibitors in Raw and Detoxified Expeller and Solvent Extracted Karanj (Pongamia glabra) Cake. Asian-Australian J. Anim. Sci., 19 (12):1776-1783.
  • Soren, N.M., Sastry, V.R.B., Saha, S.K. and Kumar, A. 2007. Quantification of Karanjin and variously processed karanj(Pongamia Glabra) cake using high performance liquid chromatography. Animal Nutrition and feed Technology, 7:261-268.
  • katole S., Saha, S.K., Sastry, V.R.B. and Prakash, B. 2013. Nutrient Intake, Digestibility and blood metabolites of goats fed diet containing processed jatropha meal Tropical Animal health and Production, vol. 45, No.3, March 2013. DOI10.1007/511250-013-0400-9.
  • Katole, S., Das, A., Agarwal, N., Prakash, B., Saha, S.K., Saini, M. and Sharma, A.K. 2014. Influence of work on nutrient utilisation in semicaptive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus). Journal of Applied Animal Research DOI:10.1080/09712119.2013.875904.
  • Shrikant Katole., Saha, S. K., Sastry, V.R.B., Nandi, S., Lade M.H. and Sharma, K. 2010. Assessment of Curcin activity of raw and processed Jatropha meal by haemagglutination test. Ind. vet. Journal. 87(6): 581-583.

Technologies Developed

  • Detoxification of important unconventional cakes for livestock production


  • Endeavour Fellowship for Post doctoral fellow by Australian Government-2015
  • Fellow of National Academy of Veterinary Sciences (NAVS)-2007
  • Treasurer, Animal Nutrition Association, India - 2010-2013
  • Governing Council Member, National Academy of veterinary Sciences (NAVS)-2013
  • Best paper award, Indian Dairy Association, Anand-1995
  • Commendation certificate in the poster presentation, NATP (Agro-Ecosystem directorate, Coastal)-2004
  • Joint treasurer, Animal Nutrition Association, India-2013


  • Animal Nutrition Society of India, Karnal, haryana
  • Member, Animal Nutrition association, IVRI, Izatnagar
  • Member, Andaman Science association, CARI, PortBlair
  • Member, Indian Poultry Science Association, CARI, Izatnagar.
  • Indian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition and Animal welfare.

Ongoing Projects

  • Feeding strategies for economical growth in male buffalo calves
  • Effect of catalytic supplementation of promising unconventional oil cakes on the performance of calves
  • Studies on potential use of sugarcane pressed mud as a feed resource in ruminants

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