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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University

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College of Veterinary Science

Faculty Detail

Dr. Digvijay Singh

Designation: Professor-cum-Head
Contact Address:Department of Veterinary Physiology & Biochemistry, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab 141004.
Telephone : 0161-2414034
Mobile: +91-9417476565,

Academic Credentials

  • B.V. Sc. & A.H. COVS, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
  • M.V. Sc. (Vety. Physiology) COVS, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
  • Ph.D. (Vety Physiology) COVS, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana

Teaching and Other Appointments

  • I am actively involved in undergraduate and post graduate teaching since joining this department of Veterinary Physiology in erstwhile Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. Cardiovascular, digestive, growth, climatology and endocrinology & lactation physiology has been the areas of my teaching till now. I have prepared the teaching manuals for cardiovascular, digestive physiology and climatology besides being actively involved in preparation of videos of the practicals of Veterinary Physiology which are displayed on University YouTube channel.

Other Appointments

  • Held the charge of University Librarian from 01.04.2021 to 27.05.2022.
  • Chief Warden from 04.08.2020 till 23.04.2021.
  • Warden Hostel No.9 from 17.05.2017 till 23.04.2021.

    Area of Research Interests

    • The areas of my research interest include Cardiovascular and digestive physiology. I have guided eight postgraduate students who have successfully submitted their dissertations on Studies on  physiological profiles of Flunixin Meglumine and Dexamethasone administration during Endotoxic shock in buffalo calves, Studies on physiological effects of flunixin meglumine, dextran-40 and whole blood in various combinations in endotoxemic buffalo calves and Physio-pathological studies on induced endotoxemia in buffalo calves respectively and on various aspects of digestive physiology. Besides that I have successfully completed a research project entitled “Effect of Herbal formulation on digestibility and nutrient utilization of wheat straw in buffalo calves” financed by AYURVET, BADDI (HP). The significant findings from my research are:  
    •  The treatment combination of Hypertonic Saline Solution @ 4ml/Kg bw + Plasmex-D-40 @ 10 ml/Kg bw +Flunixin meglumine@ 1.1 mg/Kg bw + blood @ 20ml / kg bw was found to be the best out of all the combinations tried.
    • Hypertonic saline, Flunixin meglumine @ 1.1mg/Kg bw and Dexamethasone @ 4mg/Kg bw in different combinations effectively restore the various hemodynamic parameters to normal pre-infusion values and that these treatment combinations can be used as immediate resuscitation measure to provide the clinician valuable time to plan further long term treatment.
    • Out of all the drugs used, Flunixin meglumine @ 1.1 mg/ kg bw was found to be the most efficient. While the survival time of all the animals was considerably prolonged as a result of these treatments, no additional or specific advantage was observed by the use of steroid dexamethasone in the treatment of endotoxemic buffalo calves.
    • On the basis of the increase in the BW of the animals, diet intake, other ruminal profiles and digestibility, it was concluded that the drugs AV/DAC-16 and SDS-12 improve the digestibility and nutrient utilization of the diet fed to the animals of which wheat straw constituted a major component.
    • UMMB supplementation causes increase in population of ruminal microflora and levels of rumen metabolites which in turn improve the nutrient utilization. Therefore, it is recommended that during the lean period or dry summer season when there is shortage of green fodder, UMMB should be supplemented with wheat straw in order to maintain optimum microbial fermentation in the rumen for proper health and growth of animals at the low cost of feeding.
    • Feeding Yea Sacc 1026 along with wheat straw helps in improvement of nutrient utilization of poor quality roughages and helps in body weight gain by increasing the population of ruminal microflora and levels of rumen metabolites.It is recommended to supplement Yea Sacc 1026 with poor quality roughages during the lean periods in order to optimize the rumen ecosystem for better performance of animals.

    Ongoing Projects

    Research Honour’s /Awards

    • D V Singh 2023 “Veterinary Physiology Vis-a-Vis Veterinary Extension.” Lead paper on importance & usage of Veterinary Physiology as a discipline in farm/field were communicated to delegates and farmers at 5 th National conference of Society for Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Extension (SVAHE) on Smart livestock extension for enhancing farmers’ income-An extension bounty held from October 12-14, 2023 at KCVAS, Amritsar, Punjab. 
    • BEST POSTER PRESENTATION AWARD at XXVI Annual Conference of Society of Animal Physiologists of India on “Physiological Innovations to Forecast the Impact of Climate change and to Evolve Strategies for Sustainable Livestock Production" on 21-22nd December,2017 held in dept. of Vety. Physiology & Biochemistry, COVS, KVAFSU, Bidar, Karnataka.
    • D. N. Mullick memorial award presented at XXII annual conference of SAPI held at DUVASU, Mathura from Nov. 19-21, 2013.
    • BEST POSTER PRESENTATION AWARD at 12th Punjab Science Congress held on Feb. 7-9, 2009 at College of Basic Sciences, P.A.U. Ludhiana
    • BHARAT JYOTI AWARD from India International Friendship Society, New Delhi on 23 rd June, 2006 for meritorious services, outstanding performance and remarkable role in my field.
    • BEST POSTER PRESENTATION AWARD at VIII annual conference of Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Research & National Symposium and Indian Veterinary Congress held on Feb. 22-23, 2001 at College of Veterinary Science, P.A.U. Ludhiana.
    • Appreciation letter from AYURVET
    • Appreciation letter from Organizing secretary, 28th annual conference and international symposium of Society of Toxicology (STOX) held on Oct. 16-18, 2008
    • Appreciation letter from Organizing secretary, 26th annual conference of IAVP international symposium and C.L. Davis Satellite Seminar held on Oct. 28-30,2009.

    No. of Publications

    Research: 71Extension: 06     Books: Nil     Review Articles: 03


    • Anirudh Mittal, Manjinder Sharma and Digvijay Singh 2023 A study on alterations in physio- biochemical parameters of Ascites in dogs.Accepted for publication in Haryana Veterinerian
    • Kaur N, Sharma M, Lonare MK and Singh DV, 2020 Cytoprotective Potential of curcumin and resveratrol during freeze-thaw cycle of buffalo bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells. Ruminant Science, 9 (2):215-222 (NAAS Rating: 5.47). 
    • Kaur N, Sharma M, Lonare MK and Singh DV, 2020 Bioantioxidants protect the buffalo bone marrow derived mesenchymal stemm cells against oxidative stress induced during freeze-thaw cycle. Toxicology International, 28 (1):17-30 (NAAS Rating: 5.23).
    • Faheem Sultan, Rajdeep Kaur, Arshad Hussain Mir, Ishfaq Maqbool, Milindmitra Lonare, Digvijay Singh, Satyavan Rampal, Javeed Ahmad Dar 2020 Rosuvastatin and retinoic acid may act as ‘pleiotropic agents’ against ?- adrenergic agonist-induced acute myocardial injury through modulation of multiple signalling pathways. Chemico- Biological Interactions 318: 1-12 (NAAS Rating:9.723).
    • Irtiza Nabi, D V Singh & N. K. Sood 2019 A comparative evaluation of different treatment regimens in endotoxemic buffalo calves – A Physio-pathological perspective. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering (JBiSE) 12(4) : 119-125. (NAAS rating 6.7). 
    • J P Singh and D V Singh 2018 Cardiovascular haemodynamics and some biochemical profiles of endotoxemic buffalo calves on infusion of HSS, Flunixin meglumine & Blood. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering (JBiSE) 11(6) : 119-125. (NAAS rating 6.7). 
    • Somya Rao and D V Singh 2015 Impact of UMMB supplementation on rumen microbiology in buffalo calves (Bubalus bubalis). Indian Veterinary Journal 92 (8) : 34-36 . (NAAS Rating: 4.42)
    • S.P. Singh & D.V. Singh 2014 Impact of YeaSacc 1026 supplementation to exclusive wheat straw feeding on rumen microflora in buffalo calves. Haryana Veterinerian 53 (2) 148-150. (NAAS Rating: 5.36)
    • Irtiza Nabi, Digvijay Singh, Naresh Kumar Sood (2013).Physiopathology induced endotoxaemia in bovine and its treatment regimen. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 2013 6, 1077-1084 (NAAS rating 6.7).
    • D. V. Singh and H. Bhatia 2012 Effect of herbal formulation AV/ DAC-16 supplementation on ruminal profiles in buffalo calves (Bubalus bubalis). Journal of Buffalo Science 1(1) : 27-31
    • D.V. Singh, S.K. Bansal and G.S.Ghumman 2011 Effect of flunixin meglumine alone and in combination on haemodynamics during bovine endotoxic shock and after treatment. J. Biomedical Science and Engineering, 2011, 4, 29-33 (NAAS rating 6.7).