Designation: Associate Professor Contact Address: Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana -141004 Telephone : +91-161-2404002 Mobile: +91-98767 25573(R) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
B.V.Sc. & A.H.
Teaching and Other Appointments
Teaching to B.V.Sc. & A.H., M.V.Sc., and Ph.D. students in the field of Veterinary Radiology, anesthesia and Surgery. Special interest in the field of bovine thoraco-abdominal radiology, ultrasonography and surgery.
Zonal Editor (2001), Wildlife Information Bulletin (Journal of Indian Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians)
Area of Research Interests
Area of research is to study the radiographic and ultrasonographic features of thoracic and abdominal disorders and ultrasound guided biopsy in large animals and their surgical treatment. Ultrasonography is being used to differentially diagnose reticular and allied disorders like reticular diaphragmatic hernia, perireticular abscess, diffuse peritonitis, reticulitis and reticulophrenic adhesions, pleural and pericardial effusions. Presently working on ultrasonographic features of healthy and impacted omasum in cows and buffaloes. Imaging of liver, kidney, spleen, intestines of cows and buffaloes is another area of interest. Also associated with research on diagnosis and surgical management of ophthalmic affections and colour Doppler ultrasonography of major blood vessels in large animals.
Year of Start
Development of diagnostic and therapeutic protocols for ophthalmic affections in Veterinary Practice- Co-Investigator
Clinical studies on diagnosis and surgical management of colic in equines
Studies on the use of intramedullary interlocking nailing and other orthopaedic procedures for large animals
Research Honour’s /Awards
Junior Research Fellowship by ICAR for M.V.Sc. studies (1999-2001)
Gold Medal for Best Paper in Imaging Technique (2005) by Indian Society for Veterinary Surgery (ISVS)
Gold Medal for Best Paper in Imaging Technique (2006) by ISVS
Appreciation Award for Second Best Paper in Imaging Technique (2007) by ISVS
Gold Medal for Best Paper in Ruminant Surgery (2009) by ISVS
Gold Medal for Best Paper in Equine Surgery (2009) by ISVS
World Buiatrics Association Scholarship and International Travel grant by Department of Science & Technology (2010) to attend and present paper in 26th World Bariatric Congress at Santiago, Chile from 14-18 Nov, 2010
Consolation Award for Second Best paper in Dr. Rishendra Verma Young Scientist Award Session (2011) by Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Research
Best Oral Presentation Award in Animal Reproduction & Health Management Session by Indian Society of Animal Production and Management (2011)
Gold Medal for Best Paper in Ruminant Surgery (2011) by ISVS
Appreciation Award for Second Best Paper in Equine Surgery (2011) by ISVS
Students Presently Working
No. of Publications
Kumar A and Saini NS (2012) Diagnosis of a small-sized reticular diaphragmatic hernia in a buffalo. The Veterinary Record 171: 381-382 doi:10.1136/vr.e6835.
Kumar A, Saini NS, Mohindroo J and Sood NK (2012) Ultrasonographic features of normal heart and liver in relation to diagnose pericarditis in bovine. The Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 82 (12): 1489-1494.
Kumar A, Saini NS, Mohindroo J, Sangwan V, Mahajan SK, Raghunath M and Singh N (2012) Long term outcomes of survivors of diaphragmatic herniorrhaphy in crossbred cows and buffaloes. The Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 82 (9): 971-975.
Kumar A, Saini NS, Sangwan V and Mohindroo J (2012) Ultrasonographic evaluation of reticulum in cattle. The Indian Veterinary Journal, 89: 26-27.
Kumar A, Sangwan V, Mahajan SK, Singh ND, Singh K, Anand A and Saini NS (2012). Transmissible venereal tumor induced paraphimosis in dogs. Journal of Advanced Veterinary Research 2: 48-49.
Kumar A and Saini NS (2011) Reliability of ultrasonography at fifth intercostal space in the diagnosis of reticular diaphragmatic hernia. The Veterinary Record 169: 391 doi:10.1136/vr.d4694.
Athar H, Mohindroo J, Singh K, Kumar A, Raghunath M (2010). Comparative evaluation of radiography and ultrasonography for diagnosis of diaphragmatic hernia in buffaloes. Veterinary Medicine International, Volume 2010, Article ID 939870, 7 pages, doi:10.4061/2010/939870.
Kumar A, Sangwan V, Mohindroo J, Singh SS, Saini NS, Chachra D and Kaur G (2008). Diagnostic and prognostic indicators, antibacterial sensitivity pattern and surgical treatment of perireticular abscess in cows and buffaloes. The Indian Journal of Animal Science, 78(2): 1329-1332.
Mohindroo J, Kumar M, Kumar A and Singh SS (2007) Ultrasonographic diagnosis of reticular diaphragmatic hernias in buffaloes. The Veterinary Record, 161(22): 757-758.
Saini NS, Kumar A, Mahajan SK and Sood AC (2007). The use of ultrasonography, radiography and surgery in the successful recovery from diaphragmatic hernia in a cow. Canadian Veterinary Journal, 48(7): 757-59.