Professor M. D. Pandey Bio-Climatology Laboratory was established under the RKVY funded project entitled “Establishment of environment controlled chamber and calorimetric unit to enhance productivity of livestock in the scenario of climate change in Uttar Pradesh”. The laboratory was inaugurated by Honorable Governor of Uttar Pradesh on 28th august 2019. The main aim of this laboratory is to study the adaptability of different breeds of livestock in different climatic conditions and to recommend the breed of choice for a particular agro-climatic zone. The laboratory also emphasizes on the quantification of gas emission (methane, carbondioxide and oxygen) from different livestock and to recommend measures to decrease methane emission. The laboratory is equipped with a state of art analytical and molecular laboratory to carry out blood biochemistry, genomic and proteomic analysis. The laboratory has a climate chamber for six adult cattle/buffalo in which temperature, humidity and carbondioxide concentration can be controlled. Three calorimetric units have been installed both for large as well as small animals. An automatic weather station has also been installed to provide weather data for research purposes. For the measurement of gases exhaled from the animals, a continuous gas analysis monitoring system has also been installed. An infra-red camera has also been procured which helps in monitoring and measuring the body surface temperature of animals.
Publications of Bio-climatology Laboratory
- Proceedings of Brainstorming on Climate Change: Animal Production and Health, Challenges and Way Forward
- MVSc Thesis (Dr Poonam Yadav) – Expression of miRNAs during heat stress in buffaloes (2019-20)
- Srivastava A., Yadav, P., Mahajan, A., Anand, M.,Yadav S., Madan A.K. and Yadav, B. 2021. Appropriate THI model and its threshold for goats in semi-arid regions of India. J. Thermal Biol.
- Climate resilience of five different breeds of goats in North India in Semi-arid regions of India (Departmental Research)
- Changes in the microbial diversity during heat stress in buffalo heifers. (Departmental Research)
- TLRs and cytokine expression during heat stress in buffaloes
Projects in progress
- A study on heat tolerance of lactating Sahiwal cattle in semi-arid climate of India (PhD Research work)
* The PG students from Animal Nutrition, Livestock Production Management, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Animal Genetics Breeding, Veterinary Parasitology, Veterinary Microbiology, Animal Genetics Breeding and Poultry Science also use the facility of the lab.
For all other details please contact
Dr Brijesh Yadav
Incharge, Bio-climatology Lab
Assistant Professor, Veterinary Physiology
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Infra-red thermal image of a buffalo heifer
Infrared videograph :https://www.facebook.com/1634157241/videos/pcb.10219854785993438/10219854770513051