Dr. Milad Manafi

Malayer University, Iran

Dr. Milad Manafi has been Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Animal Science at Malayer University (Iran) since 2009. Following his undergraduate studies at the Department of Animal Science, University of Applied Science, Damghan (Iran), he gained his Master degree and Ph.D. at the Department of Poultry Science, Bangalore Veterinary College, Bangalore (India) in 2009. After research appointments at various international companies, in 1999 he became the co-founder of the Animal Research Unit at the Simorgh Pvt., Ltd. (Iran), where he acted as its Scientific Coordinator until its transfer to India. His research interests are poultry nutrition, digestive physiology, poultry production and management, development of digestive function in poultry and other farm animals, as well as mycotoxins in poultry feed and mycotoxin resistant chickens. He has co-authored more than 60 scientific publications and presentations and holds 10 patents in Australia, France, China and India.

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Edited Books

  • Artificial Insemination in Farm Animals

    Artificial insemination is used instead of natural mating for reproduction purposes and its chief priority is that the desirable characteristics of a bull or other male livestock animal can be passed on more quickly and to more progeny than if that animal is mated with females in a natural fashion. This book contains under one cover 16 chapters of concise, up-to-date information on artificial insemination in buffalos, ewes, pigs, swine, sheep, goats, pigs and dogs. Cryopreservation effect on sperm quality and fertility, new method and diagnostic test in semen analysis, management factors affecting fertility after cervical insemination, factors of non-infectious nature affecting the fertility, fatty acids effects on reproductive performance of ruminants, particularities of bovine artificial insemination, sperm preparation techniques and reproductive endocrinology diseases are described. This book will explain the advantages and disadvantages of using AI, the various methodologies used in different species, and how AI can be used to improve reproductive efficiency in farm animals.

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