College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences , Pookode


DEPARTMENT: Livestock Production & Management

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Dr. John Abraham Dr. John Abraham
Designation: - Assistant Professor
Address: - Dept. of L.P.M, CV & AS Pookode
Mobile No: - 9447617194
Email ID: - john@kvasu.ac.in

Educational Qualifications

Period of


Board/ University


% of

Marks/ OGPA


University of Madras

MSc (Psychology)



Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)



First Rank & Gold medalist


Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

Master of Business Management (M.B.A)


First Class


Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, UP, PIN-243122, India

Master of Veterinary Science. (M.V.Sc.) (Livestock Production and management)

OGPA 8.482/10

First Class


College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Kerala Agricultural University, Mannuthy, Thrissur Kerala PIN-680651, India

Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc & A.H.)



Area of Research

1.Biodiesel production from animal fats

2. Bio-gas technology and farm waste management

3. Farm mechanisation and automation

4. Small ruminant production and management

5. Swine production and management 

Work Experience

1. Veterinary Surgeon: 2 years and 10 months

2. Assistant Professor: 15 Years


  1. DST-Lockheed Martin-India Innovation Growth Programme-2016 winner for my invention “Renewable bio-fuel production from chicken slaughter waste”.

(The DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme is a joint initiative of the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India; Lockheed Martin Corporation, USA; Indo-US Science and Technology Forum; Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Stanford Graduate School of Business; IC2 Institute at the University of Texas at Austin and TiE Silicon Valley. The aim of the programme is to accelerate innovative Indian technologies into the global market).

  1. Millennium Alliance National Award-2016 for my invention” Low cost manual milking machine.(Millennium Alliance is a strategic partnership between the Technology Development Board (Dept. of Science and Technology, GoI) United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), ICCO Co-operation, ICICI-foundation for inclusive growth, Wadhwani Initiative for Sustainable Health (WISH) and World Bank Group to support and scale innovative solutions being developed and tested in India to address development challenges that will benefit base of the pyramid populations across India and developing countries).
  2. ‘Dr. Verghese Kurien’ Memorial Best Scientist Award 2016-17 awarded by Bose Science Society, Tamil Nadu. January 2017
  3. ‘Excellence in Teaching Award’, awarded by Samagra Vikas Welfare Society, Lucknow. January 2017
  4. ‘Dr. G. Nirmalan Trust Research Award’-2016 for the best Research Article.
  5. ‘Achiever Award-2016’ for outstanding contribution to the society in the field of farming by the society of Advancement of Human and Nature, Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and forestry, Himachal Pradesh.
  6. ‘Outstanding Faculty Award’ for contribution and achievement in the field of Livestock Production and Management, awarded by Venus International Foundation 2016, Centre for Advanced Research and Design
  7. ‘Best Teacher Award-2015’ of Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University presented by the Vice-chancellor on 15/10/2015
  8. Dr. Vaithilingam Rathnasabhapathy Award for the best innovation during the year 2012 “Biodiesel Production from dead Poultry bird” given away by His Excellency Dr. K. Rosaiah, the Governor of Tamil Nadu in the 17th Convocation of TANUVAS held on 20/30/2015.
  9. 1st Rank for Ph.D. in TANUVAS during the year 2012, won 4 gold medals
  10. TANUVAS Gold Medal for Veterinary and Animal Sciences for the best Ph.D. Student for the performance in Ph.D. examination during 2012
  11. Dr. P. Richard Masillamony endowment award for the best outgoing Ph.D. Student in both Veterinary and Fisheries Faculty

13) TANUVAS Alumni Association gold medal for the best Ph.D. Scholar in the faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences from VCRI Namakkal

14) S.K.M Animal feeds and foods award for the best Ph.D. student in Avian Studies.

15) 1st Prize in Oral Presentation session: Products and by-products technology at the IPSACON-2018 held at Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair, Andaman Nicobar Island from 15-17 November 2018.

16) 1st Prize in Oral Presentation at the National Seminar of the Indian Society of Animal Production and Management held at Anand Agricultural University from 28-30 January 2014.

17) 1st Prize in Oral Presentation in the section Meat Plant By-products and Environment at the National Seminar on education and research perspective for current and future trends in the Indian Meat Industry held at Madras Veterinary College from 15th & 16th December 2014.

18) Awarded ICAR-Senior Research Fellowship for Ph.D programme

19) Awarded IVRI- Junior Research Fellowship for MVSc programme

20) Awarded the Design Registration by the Indian Patent Office for Drinking Bowl for Cattle, Class 30-03, Design No. 258646 Date of Issue: 29/09/2014.

21) KVASU was awarded the 1st certificate of registration of design by the Controller general of Patents, Design and Trade Marks, Indian Patent Office for the goat pen designed and fabricated by me on 06/04/2015 as Design No. 261003 dated 17/03/2014.

22) Indian Presidents Award winner for excellence in the Scout Movement.


  1. Winter school on “Livestock and Climate Change: Contributory key factors and practical strategies for amelioration” from 1st September 2017 to 21st September 2017 at National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bengaluru.-21 days.
  2. Technology commercialization and entrepreneurship workshop held from April 16-21, 2016 at Goa organised by DST-Lockheed Martin conducted by Stanford Graduate School of Business
  3. Winter school on “Livestock Based Livelihoods Options: Current Status, Emerging Issues and Future Scenario in Combating Agrarian Crisis.” From 05.11.2014 to 25.11.2014 (21 days). Organised by the Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu.
  4. Professional Development Workshop at Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh from January 13-17th 2014.
  5. Skill Development training on “Developing Resource Pool on Entrepreneurial Advisory Services on Livestock Farming for the State of Kerala” Directorate of Entrepreneurship, COVAS Mannuthy from 10/07/2013 to 30/07/2013-21 days.
  6. “Science and Technology for rural societies” organised by Centre of Disaster Management, LBS National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie-20th to 31st May 2013.
  7. NAIP Sponsored MDP on “Technology Management for Researchers” at NAARM Hyderabad- Feb 26-8th March 2013.
  8. Training on “Alternate poultry production system for socio-economic development”. Centre of advanced studies in poultry science, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal. Tamil Nadu- 21 days
  9. Summer School on “Optimizing teaching learning in state Agricultural University Systems Conducted by the National Academy of Agricultural Research Management Rajendranagar, Hyderabad. 21 days
  10. Refresher course on Health care and Management of Asian Elephants conducted by the elephant study centre, college of Veterinary and Animal Sciences-12 days.
  11. Induction and orientation programme for veterinary surgeons at IMG Trivandrum –10 days.
  12. Management of cattle for better production and reproduction at the Centre for Livestock Development Studies, Mattupatti-6 days


Patents & Technologies developed: No.3533/CHE/2013-Bicycle type milking machine

                                                                  No.3963/CHE/2013-Rocker type milking machine

                                                                  No. 219/CHE/2014-Bio-diesel production from rendered chicken oil

Design No. 258646/2013-Drinking bowl for cattle

Design No. 261003/2014-Transformable goat pen

Invented the 2-stage restricted flow anaerobic baffled bio-gas reactor

Invented the process to hatch Emu eggs at high humidity areas


  1. Koteresh Prasad. C, John Abraham, Girish Panchbhai, Deepandita Barman, Pradeep Nag and Ajithakumari, H. M. 2018. Growth performance and rumen development in Malabari kids reared under different production system. Tropical Animal Health and Production.https://doi.org/10.1007/s11250-018-1666-8.
  2. Deepak Biradar, John Abraham, Balusami. C.Sakkariya Ibrahim N.Pand Sachin. S.P.2018. Effect of different milking system on the yield and quality of milk from cross bred cows. The pharma Innovation Journal. 7(10):411-413.
  3. Sachin, S.P, Roshin A.J, Balusami, C, John Abraham, Deepak Biradar, Ashitha, K and Sakkariya Ibrahim. 2018. The Effect of dietary fat supplementation on the production performance of Malabari does during early and mid lactation The pharma Innovation Journal. 7(10):431-434.
  4. John Abraham and V.T. Bhale. 2018. Effect of different creep rations on the growth of Malabari pre-weaner kids. Indian Journal of Small Ruminants. 24 (1): 62-65.
  5. Raseel, K, Chacko, B, Sunanda, C., Dildeep, V and Abraham, J. 2018. Nutrient Evaluation of Energy Rich Unconventional Feeds Available In Wayanad. International Journal of Science and Nature, Vol.9 (1) 117-118.
  6. John Abraham, Jyothi. S.B and Chintu Ravishankar (2017) Comparison of two new digester designs for bio-gas production using cattle dung as substrate. (2017) Indian Journal of Animal Production and Management. Vol. 33(3-4) 31-33.
  7. Jyothi. S.B, John Abraham, Deepak Biradar and Sachin. S.P (201 Bio-gas production potential of ruminant and non-ruminant animal excreta. Indian Journal of Animal Production and Management. Vol.33 (3-4) 82-85.
  8. Jyothi. S. B, John Abraham and Balusami. C (2017) Effect of climate on production and composition of bio-gas from different animal waste. Invertis Journal of Renewable Energy, Vol. 7, No. 4. Pp.208-210.
  9. Koteresh Prasad, C and John Abraham (2017) Feed intake, performance and economics of Malabari male kids under broiler goat production system. Indian Journal of small ruminants. 23 (2) 176-180.
  10. Sargison, N.D., Ivil, S.A.J., Abraham, J., Abubaker, S.P.S., Hopker, A.M., Mazeri, S., Otter. O.A., Otter, N (2017) Investigation of productivity in a south Indian Malabari goat herd shows opportunities for planned animal health management to improve food security. Veterinary Record. 180:(11). 278-282.
  11. Rajkiran. T. R. Sreenivas, P and John Abraham (2017) Production of Biodiesel from Bio-Waste. International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 6: (6). 169-174.
  12. Koteresh Prasad, C., John Abraham, Balusami, C., Roshin.A. J and Senthil Murugan (2017) Haemato-biochemical profile of Malabari Kids fed Broiler Concentrate Diet. Indian Journal of Small Ruminants 2017, 23(1): 94-96.
  13. Vijin. V. L, Balusami. C, John Abraham, Roshin Anie Jose and Senthil Murugan.2017. Effect of anti-stress supplementation on Haemato-Bio-chemical Blood profiles in early weaned Piglets. 2017. Indian Journal of Natural Sciences. Vol.8 (43) 12651-12652.
  14. Siddhartha Savale, Kotresh Prasad, Rijin Sankar, Maruthi S.T and John Abraham. 2017. Scientific Dairy Farming Practices Adopted by Dairy Farmers in Wayanad District of Kerala. Global Journal of Bio-science and Biotechnology. Vol. 6(4). 683-686.
  15. Kotresh Prasad, John Abraham, Deepandita Barma, R.S. Sagar, S.T. Maruthi and M. Pavan (2017) Management of Coccidiosis in an Organized Goat Farm. International Journal of Science, Environment and Technology, Vol. 6, No 2, 2017. 219-227.
  16. Kotresh Prasad, Siddhartha Savale, M.T. Mahantesh, M. Pavan. Deepandita Barman and John Abraham. 2017. Socio-Economic Profile and Constraints Faced by Dairy Farmers of Wayanad District, India. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences. Vol. 6 (6) 870-874.
  17. Kotresh Prasad, Deepandita Barman, Muhammed Asif. M and John Abraham. (2017) Pigeon farming practices and constraints in Kerala. Global Journal of Bio-science and Biotechnology. Vol.6 (1) 86-88.
  18. Kotresh Prasad, C., John Abraham & Sunanda C (2016) Effect of Nutritional flushing on the birth weight and body weight gain of Malabari Kids. International Journal of Science and Nature. Vol (3) 533-536.
  19. Kotresh Prasad, C., John Abraham & Balusami. C (2015) Economics of replacing conventional protein source with poultry carcass meal in grower Malabari kids. Indian Journal of Veterinary and Animal Science Research. 44 (6). 416-419.
  20. John Abraham, Ramesh Saravanakumar, Francis Xavier and Deepak Mathew (2015) Biodiesel production from broiler chicken waste. International Journal of Biological, Bio-molecular, Agricultural, Food and Biotechnological Engineering. Vol: 9, No: 12, 2015.
  21. Bhale, V.T and John Abraham (2015) Economics of feeding different creep ration in Malabari kids. Indian Journal of Animal Production and Management Vol. 31 (3-4) 10-13.
  22. Bhale, V.T., John Abraham and Balusami. C (2015) Hematological profiles of Malabari pre-weaner kids fed different creep rations. Indian Journal of Natural Sciences, June 2015; 5 (30) 7224-7227.
  23. Prasad, C. K., John Abraham and Balusami. C (2015) Effect of nutritional flushing on the reproductive performance of Malabari does. Indian Journal of Natural Sciences, June 2015; 5 (30) 7235-7239.
  24. Anoop Kumar. T., Balusami. C., Sanis Juliet., John Abraham and Kannan. A. (2015) Identification of oestrus specific pheromones in crossbred dairy cattle of high range zone. Indian Journal of Natural Sciences, June 2015; 5 (30) 0976-0997.
  25. John Abraham (2014) Micro-climatic modifications to hatch emu eggs at high altitude area Indian Veterinary Journal, September, 2014; 91(9) 111-112.
  26. John Abraham and Ramesh Saravanakumar (2014) Effect of two methods of fat extraction on the proximate composition of poultry carcass meal. Indian Veterinary Journal, March, 2014; 91(3) 16-18.
  27. John Abraham, Ramesh Saravana Kumar, Kulkarni V.V, Singh A. P and Visha. P (2014) Yield and quality Characteristics of rendered chicken oil. Journal of American Oil Chemist Society Vol. 91 (1) pp 133-141.
  28. Krovvidi Sudhakar, S. Paneerselvam, A.K. thiruvenkadan, John Abraham and G. Vinodkumar (2013) Factors affecting milk composition of crossbred dairy cattle in southern India. International Journal of Food, Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (Online International Journal) Vol 3 (1) pp 229-233.
  29. Sulficar, S. R, Saseendranath, M.R, Nair, G.P.K. John Abraham and Senthil Kumar T. M. A (2011) Diagnosis of paratuberculosis in goats by cell mediated immune response, conventional and molecular diagnostic techniques. Tropical Animal Health and Production. September 2011.
  30. John Abraham and Reghu Ravindran (2009) Studies on the Aroor System of Sustainable Duck Rearing in Kerala. International Journal of Poultry Science 8 (8): 804-807.
  31. John Abraham (2008) Development of a simple electrocautery for field veterinarians. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences 78 (1) 54-55, January 2008.
  32. John Abraham, S. Biju and Indu V. Raj (2007) Malignant Histiocytosis in a dog. Indian Veterinary Journal December 2007; 84: 1314.
  33. John Abraham, Indu. V. Raj, Bindu Lakshman, Biju. S. (2007) dIcephalic monstrosity in a heifer. Indian Journal of Animal Reproduction. Vol 28, issue 2: December 2007: 109-111.
  34. John Abraham, Spencer Francis, N. D. Nair, S. Biju and Indu V. Raj (2007) Malignant mixed Mammary Sarcoma in a Bitch. Indian Veterinary Journal September 2007; 967-968.
  35. Chandrahas, A.K. Chabra and John Abraham (2006) Pig production under different housing systems – An economic analysis. Indian Veterinary Journal. March, 2006; 83: 299-302.
  36. Abraham, J., Satyapaul, Chhabra, A.K and Chandrahas (2004) Effect of Early-weaning, split-weaning and Nursery feeding programs on the growth of Landrace x Desi pigs. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 36 (6): 599-608.
  37. Chandrahas, Chhabra, A.K. Bhist. G.S & John Abraham (2004) Effect of three farrowing systems on the performance of crossbred primiparous sows and their litter. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences .10 (6) 83-85, October 2004.
  38. John Abraham, A. K. Chabra and Chandrahas (2004) Influence of different weaning methods on the survivability and economics of Landrace x Desi Pigs. Indian Journal of Animal Production and Management Vol. 20 (1-4) 1-7 December 2004.
  39. John Abraham and R.P.Verma (2003) Development of a simple and modified Thigesen’s Fetatome for field applications. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences.73 (4): 59-00, April 2003.
  40. John Abraham, Chhabra A.K and Chandrahas (2003) Effect of Split-weaning and Lighter-half Split-weaning along with Nursery feeding on the Reproductive performance of ‘Landrace x Desi’ Sows. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 73(6):85-00 June 2003.


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