College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences , Mannuthy


DEPARTMENT: Animal Nutrition

Faculty & Staff

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Dr.Shyama K Dr.Shyama K
Designation: - Professor
Address: - Associate Professor & Head, Dept.of Animal Nutrition, CVAS, Pookode
Mobile No: - 9447436104
Email ID: - shyama@kvasu.ac.in

Educational Qualifications

B. V. Sc& AH, Kerala Agricultural University (1985-91)

M.V. Sc., K.A.U, (1992-1994)

Ph.D , K.A.U (2009)

Area of Research

Ruminant Nutrition

Non Ruminant Nutrition

Nutrition of Laboratory Animals

Feed Technology

Work Experience

  • Animal Husbandry Department, Kerala as Veterinary surgeon(1993-1996)


  • Kerala Agricultural University-As Asst.Professor-from 1996  (continuing)

1. Sheep & Goat farm Mannuthy (College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences Mannuthy )

2. Centre for Pig Production and Research ,COVAS Mannuthy

3. Cattle Breeding Farm,Thumburmuzhy

4 .Faculty of College of Veterrinary & Animal Sciences Mannuthy with additional charge of SABS, 


5. Associate Professer of College of Veterrinary & Animal Sciences, Pookode with additional charge of

   Professor (Acad)


           BVSc& AH  MVSc and PhD  -  Various courses

           Technical Manager  and Deputy Quality Manger -NABL accredited feed and fodder analysis  

            Laboratory at CVAS, Mannuthy


  • 1st Kerala Women’s  Science Congress honour for being a recipient of PhD –held at St. Theresas college Ernakulam (2012)
  • Appreciation from Director of Academics  and Research KVASU for works  as Technical Manager  and Deputy Quality Manger -NABL accredited feed and fodder analysis  Laboratory at CVAS, Mannuthy


  1. Technological advances in poultry products and marketing- Namakkal 21 days 4-1-2006  to  2006  Tamil Nadu, Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
  2. Current Trends in Poultry Management Namakkal21 days 4-1-2006 to 24-1-2006 Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
  3. Current trends in microbial biotechnology: Genomics diversity And gene mining Central        

Institute of Fisheries Technology  Cochin 21days

  1. First trainers training Course on Laboratory medicine from 19th February 19th to 20th 2013-12-01
  2. Training on invitro gas production at NIANP Adugodi, Bangalore from 23-1-2012 to 25-1-2012
  3. Management development programme on Academic leadership for Excellence  at IIMK, Calicut  

from 4-10-2012 to 6-10-2012

  1. Training workshop on scientific report writing and presentation at NAARM, Hyderabad from 

September25 to 28th (4 days)- 2012

  1. ICAR sponsored short course on Precision feeding and nutrigenomic modulation of underlying   

physiology to ameliorate  stress and promote production in livestock- September 4-13th , 2013 at

       National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bangalore

  1. Laboratory management systems & internal audit as per IS/ISO/IEC 17025 from 29.04.14 to 2.05.14 at CVAS Mannuthy organized by NITS, New Delhi



  1. K.Shyama and C.S.James (1994) Dried spleen meal as a biostimulator in kid rations (Journal of  Veterinary  and Animal   Sciences 25 : 9-13)

  2. K.Shyama and C.S.James (1995) Effect of dried spleen on digestibility and nutrient utilization in growing  kids.(Journal of Veterinary   and Animal Sciences)26 :1-5

3.A study on drymatter digestibility in large whiteYorkshire,desi and crossbred pigs(as co-author) 

4. K.Jaibi, K.Shyama and  M.R.Rajan . (2006) Comparison of feed efficiency of desi pigs and their crossbreds  Proceedings of the eighteenth  Kerala Science  Congres 29-31 124-126        

 (Proceedings of the fiteenth Kerala  Science Congress)29-31 January(2003)   549-551

5. Kuriakose Alosh Peter, M.R.Rajan, K.Shyama and Joseph Mathew (2003) Effect of feeding hatchery waste on the growth performance of  crossbred pigs.  Animal welfare and production journal  (1) 1:17

6 .A.D.Mercy, K.B.Bindu and K.Shyama  (2006) Utilization of cuttle fish (Sepia officialis) bone meal as calcium  supplement in the diet of pigs. Indian  Journal of   Animal Sciences 76 (4) : 349-350 

7.Jasmine Rani, K.,Gangadevi, P., Mercy, A. D., Shyama, K. and Sujatha, K. S. (2007) Effect of restricted milk feeding on the performance of crossbred calves. Indian J. Anim. Nutr. 24(2): 130-132.

8.Memory and Hierarchical behavior in mice, rats and guinea pigs.(3rd author)J.Vet.Anim.Sci-2008.39:49-52

9. Ruby Augustine, A.D.Mercy, P.Gangadevi, K.Shyama and P.A.Peethambaran. (2010):Energy supplementation on production performance of cows under field conditions. Journal of Indian Veterinary  Association (8) 1:15

10.Chemical composition of brewerywaste Senthilkumar,S., Viswanathan T.V., Mercy A.D., Gangadevi P., Ally K. and Shyama K. 2010 Tamilnadu.J.Vet.Anim.Sci-6(1)49-51

11.Energy supplementation on production performance of cows under field conditions

Jiva vol.8 issue 1 june 2010

12.Effect of phytase supplementation on growth and nutrient digestibility(first author)

J.Vet.Anim.Sci.2011 42:8-15

13.IVJ- Effect of different levels of Ca, P and phytaseon growth and feed conversion efficiency of crossbred swine K. Shyama, A. D. Mercy  and P. Gangadevi

14...Effect of phytase supplementation in swine rations on bone and carcass charecteristics

Shyama K, Gangadevi P and Syammohan K.M JIVA vol 12   issue 2 December 2014

15..Effect of  feeding dried tuna waste silage on blood lipid profile in Large White Yorkshire pigs Anuraj K.S,Shyama K and Hari Abdul samad Pripex Indian Journal of research vol3 issue 7july 2014

16...Slaughter studies on Large White Yorkshire pigs fed dried tuna waste Anuraj K.S, Ajith M.K, Shyama K Global journal for research analysisvol3,issue 7 July 2014

17...Effect of dried tuna waste silage on blood biochemical profile in Large white Yorkshire pigs K.S Anuraj,K, K.Shyama and M.Sreparvathy The Asian Journal of Animal Science vol 9 issoe 2 December 2014

18...Dried tuna waste silage as an alternative protein source for swine feedingInd .J.Res and Tech 2014 2 (3) 49-52  Anuraj K.S, Sreeparvathy M, Shyama K, Dipu M.t and  Hari R

19..Influence of supplementation of copper at two levels and flavomycin on mineral concentrations in plasma and tibia of broiler chicken S.Vasanth, M.T.Dipu , K.Shyama and P.Ponnuvel The Indian Journal of field vets vol10 No1

20.Effect of different levels of zinc…crossbred pigs  Journal of Veterinary and animal sciences Accepted for publication G.S Jisha , K.Shyama M.T.Dipu and Thirupathy V

22.Effect of dried tuna waste silage on mineral availability in Large white Yorkshire pigs  Anuraj K.S Shyama K.and Sreeparvathy M International Journal of Scientific Research vol3issue 7 July 2014

23.Effect of phytase supplementation on mineral availability and plasma biochemical parameters in crossbred pigs K. Shyama and K.M.Syammohan Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences 2015 46(1):15-21

24..Effect of zinc at different levels on growth and feed conversion efficiency of cross bred pigs

G.S. Jisha, K.S hyama, M.T.Dipu and ThirupathyVenkatachalapathy Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences 2015 46(1):55-59

25..Effect of Mannan Oligosaccharides ---in broiler rabbitsK.Jamsheera, K.Shyama ……….V.L.Gleeja Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences –Accepted for publication 2015


26)Effect of feeding of hydroponic fodder maize as partial protein supplement on growth performance in kids by K.Shyama, G.Rajkumar. K.Jasmine Rani and R.Thirupathy Venkatachalapathy

Vol 14 issue 3 December 2016 –JIVA

27)Biomass yield and chemical composition of Calliandra calothyrsus, Desmanthus virgatus and Stylosanthus hamate

By G.Jayaprakash, K.Shyama, P.Gangadevi, K. Ally, K.S. Anil, Asha K. Raj, M. Sathiayabarathi and M. Arokia Robert International Journal of Sciences, Environment and Technology vol,5 No,4 2016, 2290-2295

28)Production performance of cows reared on complete feeds with varying levels of neutral detergent fobre (NDF) as against the conventional grass-concentrate feeding system in Kerala

by Biju Chacko, K.M.Syam mohan, K.Ally, K.Shyama, K.S.Anil and C.T.Sathian j.Vet, Anim,Sci 2016, 47(1)36-41

29)Nerve growth factor gene ovarian expression,polymorphism identification, and association with litter size in goats by T.Naicy, R.T.Venkatachalapathy, T.V.Aravindakshan, G.Radhika, K.C.Raghavan, M.Mini, K. Shyama Theriogenology 86(2016)2172-2178

30) Relative abundance of tissue mRNA and association of the single nucleotide polymorphism of the goat NGF gene with prolificacy by  T.Naicy, R.T.Venkatachalapathy, T.V.Aravindakshan, K.C.Raghavan, M.Mini, K. Shyama

31)Effect of dietary incorporation of nutraceutical residue (Alfalfa pellet) on growth performance and haematological parameters in crossbred calves K. Jasmine, C.R.Chithrima Seethal, Surej Joseph Bunglavan, K.Ally and K.Shyama  Indial Journal of natural sciences

32) Dietary incorporation of Ksheerabala residue and its effect on nutrient utilization,growth performance and blood biochemical parameters in crossbred calves K.Jasmine Rani.,K,Ally, C.R.Chitrima Seethal Surej Joseph Bunglavan, P.Gangadevi and K.Shyama Indian Journal of Nutrition December 2016 vol33 no 4

33) 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 cows   .Biju Chacko, K.,.Syam Mohan, K.M.,. Ally, K.,.Shyama, K,.Anil, K.Sm and.Sathian  C.T. Indian journal of animal nutrition vol 34 no 3 September –short communication


34)Co digestion of livestock manures for enrichedbiogas production by Dr. C.G.Varma, Dr.A.Kannan, Dr..Anil, K.S., Dr. Geetha, N,. Dr..Shyama, K and  Dr..Gleeja V.L. International Journal of Science, Environment and technology vol 6, No 3,2017- 2005-2010


35)Effect of paddy straw based complete ration s with different levels of neutral detergent fibre on microbial protein synthesis in dairy cows during early and mid lactation

Biju Chacko K.,.Syam Mohan, K.M., Ally, K.,.Shyama, K., Anil K.S. and.Sathian  C.T Indian Journal of Animal Sciences 87(8)1000-1004 August 2017


36)Effect of paddy straw plus nonforage fibre source based complete rations with different levels of neutral detergent fiber on hemato biochemical and mineral profile of lactationg dairy cows by Biju Chacko K.,.Syam Mohan, K.M., Ally, K.,.Shyama, K., Anil K.S. and.Sathian  C.T


37)Association of a novel single nucleotide polymorphism at the exon-2 of Insulin –like growth factor I(IGFI) gene with phenotypic variants in goats

Thomas Naicy, Thirupathy Venkatachalapathy, Thazhathuveettil .Aravindakshan,  Kunniyoor Raghavan, Mangattumuruppel Mini and  Kulangara Shyama Veterinary Arhiv 87 (4),457-472, 2017


38) cDNA cloning, structural analysis, SNP detection and tissue expression profile of the IGFI gene in  Malabari and Attappady Black goats Thomas Naicy, Thirupathy Venkatachalapathy, Thazhathuveettil .Aravindakshan,  Kunniyoor Raghavan, Mangattumuruppel Mini and  Kulangara Shyama  India Journal of Genetics vol 96, No 2. June 2017

39)Evaluation of hydroponic fodder as a partial feed substitute in the ration of crossbred calves by

.Rajkumar, G.,.Dipu, M.T. Lalu K,.Shyama K, and Banakar P.S.Accepted for publication (ARCC/B-3431) Agricultural research communication centre dated 19-5-2017

40)Effect of paddy straw plus nonforage fibre sources based complete rations with different levels of neutral detergent fibre on nitrogen balance of lactating dairy cows K.Biju Chacko, K.M.Syam Mohan, K. Ally, K.Shyama, K.S.Anil, and C.T.Sathian  Indian Journal of Veterinary Research vol 26 No 2 2017:30-36

41)Performance enhancement of lactating dairy cows by dietary inclusion of neutral detergent fibres  

   Biju Chacko., Syammohan K.M., Ally K., Shyama K., Anil K.S. and Sathian C.T.Indian Vet. J.   

   December 2017 94 (12)45-48

42)Evaluation of growth, yield, nutritive value and cost of production of maize fodder grown under hydroponic systems Rajkumar G., Dipu M.T., Gangadevi P., Lalu K., Shyama K. and Anil K.S   J.Vet and Anim. Sci. vol.48 2017, issue 1

43)Effect of fennel seeds on biochemical and haematological parameters of Wistar albino male rats fed     on high fat  diet  Jasmine rani K., Shyama K., Chithrima Seethal R. and Ally K.  Indian Journal of 

      Natural Sciences Vol. 8/issue 46/Feb 2018

44)Effects of different levels of DL methionine supplementation on low hatch weight  broiler chicken 

     carcass charecteristics Nagarjune J. Deepak, Senthilmurugan S., Chinthuravisankar, Biju Chacho   

     and Shyama K. Indian Journal of Natural science vol.8 /issue 47/April 2018

45)In vitro Evaluation of Ayurvedic pharmaceutical byproducts as an alternate feed source 

      Sajith Purushothaman1, Shyama.K2, Ally.K3, Dileep.V4, Anil.K.S5 and Siju Joseph6 Indian Journal of  

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