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DEPARTMENT: Animal Nutrition

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Dr.Biju Chacko Dr.Biju Chacko
Designation: - Assistant Professor
Address: - Assistant Professor, Dept.of Animal Nutrition, CVAS, Pookode
Mobile No: - 9446574495
Email ID: - bijuchacko@kvasu.ac.in

Educational Qualifications

1. B.V.Sc. & A.H (1996). CVAS, Mannuthy. OGPA = 8.4/10

2. M.V.Sc. (Animal Nutrition): 1998. CVAS, Mannuthy. OGPA = 9.3/10 (First Rank among all disciplines)

3. Ph.D. (Animal Nutrition): 2015. CVAS, Mannuthy. OGPA = 9.36/10

Area of Research

Areas of research interest

1. Ruminant nutrition, complete feeds/ TMR

2. Formulation of a cost effective complete feed for lactating dairy cows using conventional and un-conventional feed ingredients.

3. Evaluation of the nutritional potential of ayurvedic medicinal residues for ruminants

4. Formulation of a cost effective milk replacer for calves using soya milk

5. Formulation of a low cost broiler poultry feed using spent brewer’s grains (SBG) as a replacement for the costly ingredient, soyabean meal

Areas of expertise

1) Conducted research for the first time in Kerala on goats fed on complete feeds with varying levels of crude fibre and found out that Malabari goat kids can be reared in confinement, exclusively on complete feeds with economic benefits – research conducted under the guidance of Eminent Nutritionist and Former Professor and Head of Dept. of Animal Nutrition, Dr. George Mathen at the Goat and Sheep Farm of College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy in the year 1997-98, as part of M. V. Sc. Programme of KAU.

2) Conducted research for the first time in India on lactating dairy cows by feeding them on complete feeds with varying levels of neutral detergent fibre (NDF) and found that dairy cows fed on paddy straw based complete feeds with minimum level of NDF (25 to 35 per cent) gave better results in terms of milk yield, fat percentage, earlier post-partum heat etc. than those fed on the conventional grass –concentrate system, with no adverse effects. The study proved that lactating cows can be reared economically and exclusively on complete feeds with minimum amount of fibre, which augurs well for the feed and fodder shortage of Kerala. The research was conducted under the guidance of Dr. K. M. Syam Mohan, Associate Professor and Finance Officer of The University at the University Livestock Farm Mannuthy in the years 2013-2015 as part of Ph.D. programme of KVASU.

Research projects completed

1) Team leader/ NAIP Co-ordinator of CVAS, Pookode and implementing officer of Animal Nutrition component of the National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) entitled, “Multi enterprise farm models to address the agrarian crisis of Wayanad District of Kerala”, from 6-10-2010 to 31-3-2014. Project fully funded by the World Bank and implemented through the ICAR and KAU.  Total expenditure 577.196 lakh rupees (5.77 crores). 

2)  Co-Principal Investigator of the project, “Aralam livestock based resettlement project” of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Dept., Govt. of Kerala. Total outlay = 1.07 crores

3) Co-Principal Investigator of the project, “Exploration, identification and characterisation of various livestock rearing systems and agricultural linkages in district wise agro-ecological zones of Kerala”, Kerala State Planning Board. Total outlay = 11.04 lakhs

4) Principal Investigator of the project, “Nutritive evaluation of cassava leaves/stem in animal feed”. Fully funded by the Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI), Sreekaryam, Thiruvnanthapuram. Total outlay = Rs. 35,000/-

5) Associated Scientist of Rashtriya Swayam Vikas Yojana (RSVY) project entitled “Livestock based production system for rural livelihood security”. Total outlay = 102.33 lakhs

6) Established the data bank on nutrient profile of 50 different Ayurvedic medicinal herbs, native of Wayanad District in the Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode, as Principal Investigator of the State Plan project, “Identification and assessment of nutritive value of herbal products for feeding of livestock”. Total outlay = Rs. 7 lakhs

7) Principal Investigator of the State Plan Project 2016-17 entitled, "Complete feeds for dairy cows as a solution for the feed and fodder scarcity of Kerala". Total outlay = Rs. 5 lakhs

M.V.Sc. Students guided as Major guide/ Advisor – Completed

Sl No

Name of the Student

Adm No

Major Advisor

Thesis (Title ) submitted

1

Dr. Raseel. K

(14-MVP-13)

Dr. Biju Chacko

Evaluation of unconventional feed based complete rations for cross bred dairy cows in early lactation

2

Dr. Fahmida. V

 

(15-MVP-03)

 

Dr. Biju Chacko

Partial replacement of whole milk with soy milk in pre-ruminant calves for economic dairy farming

3 Dr. Mahesh S. Kajagar (17-MVP-15) Dr. Biju Chacko Effect of dietary incorporation of ayurvedic pharmaceutic gritham residues on growth performance of Malabari kids

M.V.Sc. Students currently being guided as Major guide/ Advisor

Sl No

Name of the Student

Adm No

Major Advisor

Project Title

1

Dr. Rasanath.K

 

(16-MVP-12)

Dr. Biju Chacko

Comparative evaluation of a complete ration for cross bred dairy cows in early lactation formulated using protein rich unconventional feed ingredients with a conventional complete ration by in vitro and in vivo techniques

2

Dr. Anugna. R

(16-MVP-28)

Dr. Biju Chacko

Comparative evaluation the effect of dietary incorporation of Ayurvedic medicinal residues on growth performance of Malabari kids by in vitro and in vivo techniques

3

Sreeja. S. J

 

18 - MVP- 06

 

Dr. Biju Chacko

Effect of partial replacement of soyabean meal (SBM) with spent brewer's grains (SBG) in broiler ration, supplemented with or without enzymes

 

 

 

 

Work Experience

1) Veterinary Surgeon in Animal Husbandry Dept. for 6 ½ years from 16-1-2002 to 11-6-2008

2) Assistant Professor in Dept. of Animal Nutrition at CVAS, Pookode of KVASU for the last 11 years and 4 months (continuing) from 12-6-2008 to date

 

Awards

1) Recipient of the Dr. N. P. Panicker Memorial Endowment in the year 1998, being the highest OGPA among M. V. Sc. Students belonging to all disciplines of 1996 admission at College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy.

2) Won the best paper award for oral presentation in Animal Production and Management section in the Kerala Veterinary Science Congress held on November 8th and 9th 2014 at Kottayam for the paper, “Comparison of the efficacy of complete feeds having varying levels of neutral detergent fibre (NDF) with the conventional grass – concentrate feeding system for dairy cows of Kerala”. Biju Chacko, Syam Mohan. K. M., Rojan, P.M. and Ajith M. K.

3) Secured the award for the best oral presentation in the 3rd National Conference on Enhancing Nutritional Security through Climate Smart Farming Practices, organised by the Cooch Behar Association of Cultivation for Agricultural Sciences (COBACAS), in collaboration with Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya (UBKV) and held at Kalimpong, West Bengal from 17-3-2017 to 18-3-2017,for the paper entitled, “Effect of paddy straw plus non forage fibre sources based complete feeds containing different levels of neutral detergent fibre on milk composition parameters of lactating dairy cows”.  Biju Chacko, K. M. Syam Mohan, K. Ally, K. Shyama, K. S. Anil and C. T. Sathian.

4) Received appreciation letter from the Director of Entrepreneurship of KVASU dt. 26-7-2013 for efficient and systematic organisation of the Farmer Scientist interactions organised by the Directorate of Entrepreneurship, KVASU and held at Olari, Thrissur  District from 25-6-2013 to 26-6-2013

5) Received appreciation letter from Micro Enterprises Training and Development Agency (METADA) dt.  31-3-2014  for providing effective follow up as Training co-ordinator to the trainees who attended the training programmes conducted in 2012-13 at Panangad and Thalakkalathur (both dairy farming) and Omassery and Changaroth (both goat rearing) as part of the “Pashu Gramam” and “Aadu Gramam” projects of the Government of Kerala, implemented through the Kudumbashree in Kozhikode District

6) Was honored and presented with a memento by the Dean, in the College Day celebrations ‘SYNVETZ’ 17’ organised by College of  Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode and the Student’s Union 2016-17, which was held on 30.03.2017 for bringing laurels to the College in the year 2016-17.

7) Received appreciation from the Dean, CVAS, Pookode for the excellent service rendered as Assistant Warden, Men’s Hostel, CVAS, Pookode from 7-5-2015 to 21-8-2017 vide appreciation letter dt. 30-8-2017

8) Received appreciation from the Director of Academics & Research, KVASU, Pookode for the excellent work put in as Technical Manager of the NABL accredited Feed and Fodder Analytical Laboratory vide letter of appreciation dt. 25-8-2017

9) Secured the award of second prize for oral presentation in the Animal Production and Management section in the 10th Kerala Veterinary Science Congress held on November 10th and 11th 2018 at Kannur for the paper, “Evaluation Of Energy Rich Unconventional Feed Based Complete Feed On Production Performance Of Cross Bred Dairy Cows In Early Lactation”. Raseel. K, Biju Chacko, Sunanda. C.

10) Received appreciation from Sri. V. Abdurahiman, MLA of Tanur and Sri. N. Mujeeb Haji, President of Tanalur Grama Panchayath for the excellent work carried out in conducting and documenting the scientific interventions in sustainable development of the Dairy Sector as part of the NSS Camp (Dwithi) held at Thanalur Panchayath, Malappuram from 22-2-2017 to 28-2-2017.

11) Received appreciation dt. 31-3-2018, from the editorial board of International Journal of Livestock Research (IJLR), having a NAAS rating of 5.36, in reviewing articles, in the year 2017.

12) Dr. Biju Chacko was appreciated and presented with a certficate by the PTA of 2018-19, in the PTA General Body Meeting held at College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode on 26.09.2019 for bringing laurels to the College in the year 2018-19

 

Trainings

1) Participated in the training Programme on ‘Professional Efficiency Development’ organised by the Kerala State Veterinary Council ,KAU and CALPI, New Delhi and held at CVAS, Mannuthy from 1-7-2008 to 5-7-2008

2) Participated in the Refresher Course entitled, “Challenges and Constraints in Poultry production and their mitigation” organised by the Centre for Advanced Faculty Training in Avian Sciences (CAFTAS), Veterinary College and Research Institute (VCRI), Namakkal of TANUVAS from 24-11-2010 to 14-12-2010

3) Participated in the “7th Orientation Programme organised by University Grants Commission and held at Academic Staff College, Kannur University for 28 days from   28-1-2012 to 25-2-2012   

4) Participated in the 21 day Refresher Course on “Reshaping Scientific Communication in the Context of Building Entrepreneurship” held at Academic Staff College of Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Mannuthy for 21 days from 11-7-2017 to 31-7-2017

Publications

Publications made

a) Research papers

1st  author papers     

1) Article entitled, “Monensin supplementation in complete rations of kids for chevon” in International Journal of Animal Sciences. Biju Chacko and George Mathen. 2002. Vol.17. No.1 and 2. pp. 81-85.

2) Article entitled, “Rumen parakeratosis in kids fed on monensin supplemented complete rations containing different levels of crude fibre” in Indian Veterinary Journal Biju Chacko and George Mathen.  2000. Vol.77. No.11. pp. 96-97.

3) Article entitled, “Body measurements of kids fed on monensin supplemented complete rations” in Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Biju Chacko and George Mathen.  2003. Vol. 34. No’s.1 and 2. pp. 84-87.

4) Article entitled, “Economics of rearing kids on monensin supplemented complete rations containing different levels of crude fibre” in Cheiron. Biju Chacko and George Mathen.  2000. Vol. 29. No’s.3 and 4. pp. 100-102.

5) Article titled, “Evaluation of Paddy Straw Based Complete Feeds With Different Levels of Neutral Detergent Fibre by In Vitro Gas Production Technique”. Biju Chacko, K. M. Syam Mohan, K. Ally, K. Shyama, K. S. Anil and C. T. Sathian (2015). Indian Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Research. 44(6): 374-382.

6) Article titled, “Production Performance of Cows Reared on Complete Feeds with Varying Levels of Neutral Detergent Fibre (NDF) as against the conventional grass-concentrate feeding system in Kerala”. Biju Chacko, K. M. Syam Mohan, K. Ally, K. Shyama, K. S. Anil and C. T. Sathian (2016). Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. 47(1): 36-41.

7) Review Article titled, “Strategies for increasing the milk production in India with special reference to Kerala”. Biju Chacko, K. M. Syam Mohan, K. Ally, K. Shyama, P. C. Saseendran, K. S. Anil and C. T. Sathian (2016). 14(3):12 -22. JIVA. Journal of Indian Veterinary Association Kerala.

8) Article titled, “Effect of paddy straw plus nonforage fiber sources based complete rations with different levels of neutral detergent fiber on hemato-biochemical and mineral profile of lactating dairy cows”. Biju Chacko, K. M. Syam Mohan, K. Ally, K. Shyama, K. S. Anil and C. T. Sathian (2017). Veterinary World. 10(7): 836-842.

9) Article titled, “Effect of paddy straw plus non-forage fibre sources based complete rations with different levels of neutral detergent fibre on rumen fermentation parameters in lactating dairy cows. Biju Chacko, K. M. Syam Mohan, K. Ally, K. Shyama, K. S. Anil and C. T. Sathian (2017). Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition. 34(3):352-356.

10) Article titled, “Effect of paddy straw based complete rations with different levels of neutral detergent fibre on microbial protein synthesis in dairy cows during early and mid lactation”. Biju Chacko, K. M. Syam Mohan, K. Ally, K. Shyama, K. S. Anil and C. T. Sathian (2017). Indian Journal of Animal Sciences. 87(8):929-1048.

11) Article titled, “Performance enhancement of lactating dairy cows by dietary inclusion of neutral detergent fibres”. Biju Chacko, K. M. Syam Mohan, K. Ally, K. Shyama, K. S. Anil and C. T. Sathian. (2017). Indian Veterinary Journal. 94(12):45-48.

12) Article titled, “Effect of paddy straw based complete rations with different levels of neutral detergent fibre on microbial protein synthesis in dairy cows during early and mid lactation”. - With descriptive abstract in the Contents Page. Biju Chacko, K. M. Syam Mohan, K. Ally, K. Shyama, K. S. Anil and C. T. Sathian. (2017). Indian Journal of Animal Sciences. 87(12):1519-1523.

13) Article titled, “Effect of paddy straw plus non - forage fibre source based complete feeds with different levels of neutral detergent fibre on nitrogen balance of lactating dairy cows”. Biju Chacko, K. M. Syam Mohan, K. Ally, K. Shyama, K. S. Anil and C. T. Sathian. (2017). Indian Journal of Veterinary Research. 26(2):30-36.

14) Article titled, “Milk yield and milk composition of lactating dairy cows fed on paddy straw based complete rations containing different levels of neutral detergent fibre (NDF)”. Biju Chacko, K. M. Syam Mohan, K. Ally, K. Shyama, K. S. Anil and C. T. Sathian (2018). Indian Journal of  Dairy Science. 71(3): 258-266.

15) Article titled, “Effect of paddy straw plus non - forage fibre source based complete feeds containing different levels of neutral detergent fibre on digestibility   coefficients of nutrients in lactating dairy cows”.. Biju Chacko, K. M. Syam Mohan, K. Ally, K. Shyama, K. S. Anil and C. T. Sathian (2018). Indian Journal of Animal Research. 52(11): 1583-1589.

16) Article titled, “Evaluation of Paddy Straw Plus Non-Forage Fibre Sources Based Complete Feeds Containing Different Levels of Neutral Detergent Fibre for Lactating Dairy Cows” Biju Chacko, K. M. Syam Mohan, K. Ally, K. Shyama, K. S. Anil and C. T. Sathian (2018). Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology. 18: 429-440.

17) Article titled, “Economics of Production of Lactating Dairy Cows Fed on Paddy Straw Plus Non-Forage Fibre Sources Based Complete Rations Containing Different Levels of Neutral Detergent Fibre”. Biju Chacko, K. M. Syam Mohan, K. Ally, K. Shyama, K. S. Anil, C. T. Sathian. (2019). International Journal of Livestock Research. 9(6): 148-156.

18) Review Article titled, “Nutritional factors responsible for ketosis and fatty liver syndrome in lactating dairy cows”. 2019. Biju Chacko. JIVA. Journal of Indian Veterinary Association Kerala. 17(1): 7-15.

2nd  author papers    

1. Article titled, “Nutrient evaluation of energy rich unconventional feeds available in Wayanad”. Raseel. K, Biju Chacko, Sunanda. C, Dildeep.V. and Abraham. J. (2018). International Journal of Science and Nature. 9(1): 117-118.

2.  Article titled, “Growth performance of pre-weaned calves fed on soy milk at different levels”. Fahmida. V, Biju Chacko, Murugan, S. and Shyama, K. (2018). International Journal of Science and Nature. 7(7): . Acceptance letter dt. 24-7-18, received.

3rd author papers

1. Article titled, “Effect of Complete Feed with Tween 80 on Weight Gain and Fibre Digestibility on Dairy Calves”.Charujith Narayananan, Dildeep. V, Biju Chacko, Sajith Purushothaman, Promod. K and Sunanda. C. (2016). Indian Journal of Natural Sciences. 7(39):11770-11773. 

2. Article titled, “In vitro Studies on Degradability of Dry Matter, Organic Matter, Ether Extract and Crude Fibre of Rumen Protected Rapeseed Oil Mixed Dairy Cattle Ration”. Subrhamanyeswar G., Senthil Murugan S., Biju Chacko, Shyama, K., Ravishankar, C. and Sunanda, C. Indian Journal of Natural Sciences. (2019). 54(9): 17357-17361.

3. Article titled, “Evaluation of Endotoxin Binder as Growth Promoter in Broiler Production". Sathya Sooryan, A.M., Senthil Murugan, S., Chacko, B., Surej Joseph, B. & Rajani, C.V. Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Bio Sciences. (2019).7(4), 238 - 244.

4th author papers

1. Article titled, “Chemical composition of cashew apple waste”. Sreekutty. P.S, Senthil Murugan. S, Dildeep. V, Biju Chacko and Balusamy. C (2017). Shanlax International Journal of Veterinary Science. 5(1): 1-3.

2. Article titled, “Qualitative and Quantitative analysis of phyto-chemicals in cashew apple waste”. Venkatramana. P, Senthil Murugan. S, Shyama. K, Biju Chacko, Patkhi, H.S and Sunanda. C (2018). Indian Journal of Natural Sciences. 8(49): 14459-14460.

3. Article titled, “Effects of different levels of DL-Methionine on low hatch weight broiler chicken carcass characteristics”. Nagarjuna. J. Deepak, Senthil Murugan. S,Chinthu Ravishankar, Biju Chacko and Shyama. K.(2018). Indian Journal of Natural Sciences. 47(8): 13569-13572.

 b) Theme papers presented (ALL 1st and single author papers)

1) “Feeding strategies for optimising the milk production in Kerala” – State level workshop on Road map for the Animal Husbandry Sector, organised by the Indian Veterinary Association, Kerala, June 8th, 2011, Kalpetta, which was inaugurated by the Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Sri. K. P. Mohanan and attended by Sri. M. V. Sreyams Kumar, MLA and the Honourable Vice Chancellor, Dr. B. Ashok (IAS)

2) “Feasibility of complete feed for cows – a case of sustainable agricultural practice in the Western Ghats” – lead paper presented in the UGC sponsored national seminar on, “Man, Environment and Sustainable Development in the Western Ghats: From Conflicts to peaceful coexistence”, Government College, Mananthavady, 24-9-2014

3) “Sustainable small ruminant production systems for meat in India and Kerala”International Workshop on sustainable farming organised jointly by the KVASU and Global Innovation Initiative (GII) held at Angamaly from 19-8-2015 to 20-8-2015.  

4) “Strategic interventions for the revival of the Animal Husbandry sector of Wayanad, in the post flood scenario”, paper presented by Dr. Biju Chacko in Technical Session II on 23-1-2019, in the National Seminar on “Post Flood Wayanad: Perspectives on Reconstruction and development” organised by the PG Dept. of Development Economics, Govt. College Mananthavady from 23-1-2019 to 24-1-2019.

c) Conference papers           

1) “Economic milk production by the use of agro-industrial by-products in feed”. Biju Chacko, Rasanath. K. and Neethu George. Oral presentation in Kerala Science Congress held in November 10th & 11th 2012 at Thiruvananthapuram

2) “Comparison of the efficacy of complete feeds having varying levels of neutral detergent fibre (NDF) with the conventional grass – concentrate feeding system for dairy cows of Kerala”. Biju Chacko, Syam Mohan. K. M., Rojan, P.M. and Ajith M. K. Kerala Science Congress held in Novemeber 8th & 9th 2014 at Kottayam- Won the best paper award.

3) “Effect of paddy straw plus non forage fibre sources based complete feeds containing different levels of neutral detergent fibre on milk composition parameters of lactating dairy cows”.  Biju Chacko, K. M. Syam Mohan, K. Ally, K. Shyama, K. S. Anil and C. T. Sathian.

Oral presentation in National Conference on Enhancing Nutritional Security through Climate Smart Farming Practices organised by the Cooch Behar Association of Cultivation for Agricultural Sciences (COBACAS), in collaboration with Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya (UBKV) and held at Kalimpong, West Bengal from 17-3-2017 to 18-3-2017.

Book of Abstracts (OL-1-13) p.16. Won the best paper award.

4) “Effect of paddy straw plus non forage fibre sources based complete feeds containing different levels of neutral detergent fibre on production and reproduction parameters of lactating dairy cows”.  Biju Chacko, K. M. Syam Mohan, K. Ally, K. Shyama, K. S. Anil and C. T. Sathian. Poster presentation in National Conference on Enhancing Nutritional Security through Climate Smart Farming Practices organised by the Cooch Behar Association of Cultivation for Agricultural Sciences (COBACAS), in collaboration with Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya (UBKV) and held at Kalimpong, West Bengal from 17-3-2017 to 18-3-2017. Book of Abstracts (PP-1-10) p.59.

5) “Evaluation of nutritive value of cashew apple waste for goats”. Sreekutty. P.S, Senthil Murugan. S, Dildeep. V, Biju Chacko and Balusamy. C (2018). Abstracts 30th Kerala Science Congress (07-33) p.230-231.

6) Evaluation Of Energy Rich Unconventional Feed Based Complete Feed On Production Performance Of Cross Bred Dairy Cows In Early Lactation”. Raseel. K, Biju Chacko, Sunanda. C. Secured the award of second prize for oral presentation in the Animal Production and Management section in the 10th Kerala Veterinary Science Congress held on November 10th and 11th 2018 at Kannur.

7) “Growth Performance of Pre-Weaned Crossbred Calves Fed on Soymilk at Different Levels”. Fahmida, V., Chacko, B., Shyama, K. and Sunanda. C. Oral presentation by student Fahmida. V, in the Animal Production and Management section in the 10th Kerala Veterinary Science Congress held on November 10th and 11th 2018 at Kannur.

8) “Comparative Evaluation of the Performance of Lactating Dairy Cows Fed on Paddy Straw Plus Non Forage Fibre Sources Based Complete Feeds Containing Varying Levels of Neutral Detergent Fibre”. Biju Chacko, Syam Mohan K. M, Ally. K, Shyama. K, Anil, K. S. and Sathian, C. T. Oral presentation by self in the National Conference on “Innovations in animal production for sustainability and doubling farmers income”, organized by the Indian Society for Animal Production and Management (ISAPM) and held at CVAS, Mannuthy from 23-1-2019 to 25-1-2019.

9) “Chemical Composition and in vitro gas production of various ayurvedic pharmaceutic gritham residues”. Mahesh . S. Kajagar, Biju Chacko, Sunanda, C., Anugna, R., Sudarsan, C., Priyanka, Satyasooryan, A. M., Shyamam, K., Senthil Murugan, S., Subrahmanyeshwar, G. and Ranjith, D. Oral presentation by student Mahesh . S. Kajagar, in the National Conference on “Innovations in animal production for sustainability and doubling farmers income”, organized by the Indian Society for Animal Production and Management (ISAPM) and held at CVAS, Mannuthy from 23-1-2019 to 25-1-2019.

d) Book chapters

1st  author

1) Single author of “Prasavam muthal prasavam vare”. Biju Chacko. – 1 chapter in the KVASU text book “Thudangam Namukkum Dairy Farm”

2) Single author of a Leaflet on TMR in Malayalam (2014) - KVASU, COHEART and Dept. of Animal Nutrition publication

4) Single author of a chapter entitled, “Shastreeya Paripalana Murakal Pashukkalude arogyathinum,kooduthal paalulpadanathinum”. p. 72-75. In the Souvenir published by the Indian Veterinary Association and Kerala Government Veterinary Officer’s Association as part of Kerala Veterinarian’s Annual Convention 2016 held at Kannur from 31-12-2016 to 2-1-2017.

5) First author of a book Chapter entitled, “Feasibility of Complete Feed for cows - A Case of Sustainable Agricultural Practice in the Western Ghats” in the book “Western Ghats From Ecology to Economics”. 2016. Biju Chacko, Syam Mohan K. M, Rojan P. M. and Ajith M. K.ISBN No. 978-93-85247-58-3. Educreation Publishing, New Delhi.p.116-130.

6) First author of a book Chapter entitled, ‘Nutrition and Animal Health’. Chapter in the Training Manual of Livestock Inspector trainees published by the Directorate of Entreprenuership, KVASU and Animal Husbandry Dept., Govt. of Kerala, organized as part of ASCAD.

7) First author of a book Chapter titled, “Animal Nutrition”, in “The Companion Professional Manual” brought out by KVASU Union 2016-17 in February 2018

8) First and sole author of a book Chapter entitled, “Sampoorna mishritha theetta - maarunna paristhithikku anuyojyamayulla pashukkalude theetta sampradayam” in the book “Kalavastha vyathiyananvum Mrugasamrakshana meghalayaum”. 2018. Biju Chacko, Syam Mohan K. M, Ally, K. and Shyama, K. Published by Institute of Climate Change Studies, Kottayam, A Government of Kerala Institute. pp. 85-95.

9) First and sole author of a book Chapter in Malayalam titled, “Susthira Krishiyil Pashu Valarthalum”, in “The Farm Guide” brought out by Rashtra Deepika in February 2019. pp. 192-105.

2nd author

1) Second author of a chapter entitled, “Energy related disorders in Dairy cows- Key concepts in Prevention” in the Training Manual for the three months refresher training programme for Assistant Directors of Department of Animal Husbandry organized by KVASU from 20-4-2015 onwards.  

Multiple authors

1) Coauthor of the book in Malayalam entitled, “Shalihothreeyam – Mrigavaidyathinte Charithram, Sthanam, Bhavi” with Dr. B. Ashok (IAS), the Honourable Vice Chancellor and others, a publication by the Directorate of Entrepreneurship of KVASU, Pookode

e) Thesis

Of self

1) M.V.Sc -  Monensin supplementation in complete rations for kids -1998

2) Ph.D. - Evaluation of complete feeds with varying levels of neutral detergent fibre for lactating dairy cows -2015

Of M.V.Sc students guided as Major Advior

1) Evaluation of unconventional feed based complete rations for crossbred dairy cows in early lactation” of M.V.Sc. scholar, RASEEL K (14-MVP-13) - 2018

2) “Partial replacement of whole milk with soy milk in pre-ruminant calves” of M.V.Sc. scholar,  Fahmida. V (2015- MVP - 003 - 2018) - 2018

f) Popular articles

1) “Aadu valarathal oru noothana reethi”. Biju Chacko and George Mathen. “Kerala Karshakan”, April 2000

2) “Aadine valartham laabam nedam” Biju Chacko. “Chandrika” daily, July 14, 2000.

3) “Kaalitheetta- guna nilavara nirnayam aavashamo?” Biju Chacko. “Karshakan”, May 2007.

4) “Pannirogangale prathirodhikkam” Biju Chacko. “Karshakan Anniversary Issue”, July 2007.

5) “Adhikamulla pachapullu pazhakathirikkan”. Biju Chacko. “Karshakan”, October 2007.

6) “Aadayakaramaaya aadu valarthal”. Biju Chacko. “Smaranika 2007”- Souvenir released by the Animal Husbandry Dept., Govt. of Kerala in connection with the inauguration of the new building of District Veterinary Centre, Kannur

7) “Kaalitheetta- guna nilavara nirnayam aavashamo?” Biju Chacko. “Kerala Karshakan”, February 2008

8) “Sankarayinam kannukalikalude theettayum theettakramavum”. Biju Chacko. “Karshakan”, April 2010.   

9) “Ivar arumakal- ennal ivayude kadiyettalo?” - Biju Chacko. “Kudumbajyothi”, Monthly Parish Bullettin of Holy Family Church, Kannur, Vol. 1, Issue 3, September 2010.

10) “Ksheera karshakarkku nettam koyyan”- Biju Chacko. “Karshikam” section of Deepika newspaper August 22nd 2012.

11) “Paal vilpanayil alpam sradichal varumanam vardhippikkam” - Biju Chacko. “Karshikam” section of Deepika newspaper August 31st 2012

12) “Mamsa ulpadanathil anantha sadyathakal” - Biju Chacko. “Karshikam” section of Deepika newspaper September 14th 2012

13) “Ksheerakarshakarkku sahayakamayi paramparyethara theettakal”- Biju Chacko. “Haritham” section of Deepika newspaper August 27th  2014.

14) “Chelavu kuranja muyal koodumayi Veterinary vidyarthikal”.  Biju Chacko. Deepika newspaper September 29th  2014.

15) “Krishi cheyyam pashuvinayi”, Biju Chacko. in Karshakan July 2017.  

16) “Vanyamrigangal kaadirangumbol” Biju Chacko. “Kudumbajyothi”. Monthly Parish Bullettin of Holy Family Church, Kannur, June 2018.

17) “Sampoorna mishritha theeetta - durithakalathu pashukkalkku oru kaithangu”. Biju Chacko in Karshakan October 2018.  

18) "Vanameghalayile krishi asoothranam". Biju Chacko in Karshakan January 2019.  

19) “Panja kalathu pashukkalkkoru athani - sampoorna mishritha theetta” in Kerala Karshakan April 2019.

f) Radio talks:

1) “Feeds and Feeding of cross bred cattle” in Farm and Home programme of All India Radio, Kannur broadcast on 15-12-2003

2) “Foot and Mouth Disease” in Farm and Home programme of All India Radio, Kannur broadcast on 4-10-2004

3) “How to solve the scarcity of fodder in summer” of All India Radio, Kannur broadcast on 31-3-2007

4) “Kannukalikalude surakshayum samrakshananvum” of All India Radio, Kannur broadcast on 9-7-2007

5) “Foot and Mouth Disease- causes and control measures” of All India Radio, Kannur broadcast on 27-2-2008

6) “Discussion- Summer time, bad time for cattle” of All India Radio, Kannur broadcast on 8-5-2008

7) “Interview- Economic rearing of cattle through scientific feeding” of All India Radio, Kannur broadcast on 16-11-2009

8) “Scientific rabbit rearing” in Radio Mattoli, Wayanad, broadcast several times in the year 2011 and 2012.

9) “Theetapul samskaranam” talk in All India Radio, Kannur broadcast on 19-6-2018

10) “Kannukuttikalkku valarchaykku vendi kodukkenda shasthreeyamaya theeta” talk in All India Radio, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode and Kannur broadcast on 22-10-2018

g) Important technical sessions handled in State level Farmer’s Seminars (latest)

1) “Ithiri theettaum othiri paalum”- Malabar Mriga Samrakshana Mela 2012, held at Kannur on December 8th 2012, organised by the Animal Husbandry Department, Government of Kerala.

2) “Paal ulpadana vardhanavu – shastreeyamaya theettakramthiloode” – State level Farmer’s day celebrations - 2014 on August 19th 2014, organised jointly by the Deparments of Agriculture & Animal Husbandry, Government of Kerala.

3) Presented two lead talks on “feeds and feeding of goats and related aspects’ in the training programme entitled, “Commercial goat rearing” organised by the Animal Husbandry Department and held at Kasargode and Kozhikode on 8-9-2015 and 24-11-2015, respectively

4) Handled the session titled, “Complete feeds - a novel technology for rearing dairy cows” in the Farmer’s Seminar organised as part of the 1st Anniversary celebrations of the Feed Mill of School of Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology, Mannuthy in 6-7-2018. 

 

 


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