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Scientist Profile

Dr. Hari Prasad Aithal
M.V.Sc , Ph.D.
Principal Scientist,
IVRI Pune,

Telephone: 0581-2315262
Mobile No.: 9837339436

Field of Specialization Orthopaedics and Anaesthesiology Total Research Papers 255
No. Patents Granted / Filed 8 Total No. of Book / Manual 9
No. of M.V.Sc. Student Guided 6 No. of PhD Student Guided 4
Present Number of M.V.Sc. Student 1 Present Numberof PhD Student 1

Top 10 Research Papers

  • Aithal, H.P., Amarpal, Pratap, K. and Singh, G.R. (1996). Clinical effects of epidurally administered ketamine and xylazine in goats. Small Rum. Res. 24: 55-64.
  • Aithal, H.P., Singh, G.R., Amarpal, Kinjavdekar, P. and Setia, H.C. (1999). Fractures secondary to nutritional bone disease in dogs: A review of 38 cases. J. Vet. Med. A 46: 483-487.
  • Aithal, H.P., Singh, G.R., Hoque, M., Maiti, S.K., Kinjavdekar, P., Amarpal, Pawde, A.M. and Setia, H.C. (2004). The use of circular external skeletal fixation device for the management of long bone osteotomies in large ruminants: An experimental study. J. Vet. Med. A51: 284-293
  • Aithal, H.P., Amarpal, Kinjavdekar, P., Pawde, A.M., Singh, G.R. Hoque, M., Maiti, S.K. and Setia, H.C. (2007). Management of fractures near carpal joint of two calves by transarticular fixation with a circular external fixator. Vet. Rec. 161: 193-198.
  • Singh, G.R., Aithal, H.P., Saxena, R.K., Kinjavdekar, P., Amarpal, Hoque, M., Maiti, S.K., Pawde, A.M. and Joshi, H.C. (2007). In-Vitro biomechanical properties of linear, circular and hybrid external skeletal fixation devices developed for use in large ruminants. Vet. Surg. 36: 80-87.
  • Singh, G.R., Aithal, H.P., Amarpal, Kinjavdekar, P., Maiti, S.K., Hoque, M., Pawde, A.M. and Joshi, H.C. (2007). Evaluation of Two Dynamic Axial Fixators for Large Ruminants. Vet. Surg. 36: 88-97.
  • Aithal, H.P., Amarpal, Kinjavdekar, P., Pawde, A.M., Singh, G.R. and Setia, H.C. (2010). Management of tibial fractures using a circular external fixator in two calves. Vet. Surg. 39: 621-626.
  • Bhat, S.A., Aithal, H.P., Kinjavdekar, P., Amarpal, Zama, M.M.S., Gope, P.C., Pawde, A.M., Ahmad, R.A. and Gugjoo, M.B. (2014). An in vitro biomechanical investigation of an intramedullary interlocking nail system developed for buffalo tibia. Vet. Comp. Orthop. Traumatol. 27: 36-44.
  • Tyagi, S.K., Aithal, H.P., Kinjavdekar, P., Amarpal, Pawde, A.M., Srivastava, T., Tyagi, K.P. and Monsang, S.W. (2014). Comparative evaluation of in vitro mechanical properties of different designs of epoxy-pin external skeletal fixation systems. Vet. Surg. 43: 355-360.
  • Tyagi, S.K., Aithal, H.P., Kinjavdekar, P., Amarpal, Pawde, A.M., Srivastava, T., Singh, J. and Madhu, D.N. (2015). In vitro biomechanical testing of different configurations of acrylic external skeletal fixator constructs. Vet. Comp. Orthop. Traumatol. 28: 227-233.

Technologies Developed

  • Technique of epidural analgesia in ruminants using ketamine and xylazine.
  • Circular External Skeletal Fixation device developed using mild steel and aluminum for large animal fracture repair.
  • Novel design of bilateral linear fixator for large animal fracture fixation.
  • Concept of Hybrid fixator was conceptualized, designed and developed.
  • Designer locking plates for different long bones such as tibia, femur and radius of large ruminants.

Awards

  • FELLOW, Indian Society for Veterinary Surgery (2009)
  • FELLOW, National Academy of Veterinary Sciences (2008)
  • Best Teacher Award of IVRI (2009-10).
  • SJ Anjelo Memorial Award for the best paper published in Indian Veterinary Journal (Gold Medal-1999)
  • Dr AK Bhargava Memorial Award (thrice) for the best paper published in Indian Journal of Veterinary Surgery (Gold Medal-2005, 2008 and 2012).
  • Best Paper Award for the paper published in Asian J. Anim. Vet. Adv. (2015).
  • Best Paper Presentation Awards in National Conferences: Gold Medals-3, Appreciation Awards-10.
  • Best Paper Published in INTAS POLIVET (2012)
  • Dr CM Singh award for the best PhD thesis of IVRI (2011) to the student, Dr Surbhi.
  • ICAR Award for Best Annual Report of IVRI (2013-14)-as Member Secretary, Editorial Board

Membership

  • FELLOW, National Academy of Veterinary Sciences
  • FELLOW, Indian Society for Veterinary Surgery
  • Life member of Indian Society for Veterinary Surgery (ISVS)
  • Life Member of Indian Society for Advancement of Canine Practice (ISACP).
  • Life member of Agricultural Research Services Scientists Forum (ARSSF)

Ongoing Projects

  • AINP on diagnostic imaging and management of surgical conditions in animals
  • Treatment of surgical cases, preparation of animal models, collection of biopsies and radiological diagnosis
  • Development of xenogenic biomaterial for surgical reconstruction of corneal defects in animals
  • Evaluation of bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells for peripheral nerve repair in rabbits
  • AINP on Diagnostic Imaging and Management of Surgical Conditions in Animals
  • Development of composite scaffolds for bone and tendon repair using tissue engineering techniques
  • Ex-vivo expansion and characterization of mesenchymal stem cells for its therapeutic application
  • Field evaluation and validation of user friendly technologies

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