Department of Physiology


Research / Review Papers


  • Yousaf, M.S, Goodarzi Boroojeni F, Vahjen W, Männer K, Hafeez A, Ur-Rehman H, Keller S, Peris S, Zentek J. 2016. Encapsulated benzoic acid supplementation in broiler diets influences gut bacterial composition and activity. British poultry science. [More information]
  • Naseem, M., Zaman, M. Q., Nazih, H., Ouguerram, K., Rabbani, I., Zaneb, H., Yaqoob, T., Rehman, H., Michel, J., Tahir, S.K., Yousaf, M. S., Majeed, K.A and Husain, M.S. 2016. The effects of Ginkgo biloba leaf extract on metabolic disturbances associated to alloxan-induced diabetic rats. JAPS. 26(3): 627-635. [More information]
  • M. Naseem, El-Hassane Nazih, K. Ouguerram, I. Rabbani, H. Zaneb, H. U. Rehman, I. Masood, J. M. Huvelin , M. S. Yousaf, S. K. Tahir. 2016. The effects of panax ginseng root extract on carbohydrate and lipid disturbances associated with alloxan-induced diabetic rats. JAPS. 26(5): 1218-1225. [More information]
  • Numan, F. Masud, K. I. Khawaja, F. F. Khan, A. B. Qureshi, S. Burney, K. Ashraf, N. Ahmad, M. S. Yousaf, I. Rabbani, H. Zaneb, H. Rehman. 2016. Clinical and electrophysiological efficacy of leaf extract of Gingko biloba L (Ginkgoaceae) in subjects with diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy. Trop J Pharm Res 15: 2137-2145. [More information]
  • ur Rehman, Khaleeq, Hafsa Zaneb, Ahsan Numan, Abdul Basit Qureshi, Imtiaz Rabbani, Mohamad Shehbaz Yousaf, and Habib Rehman. "WITHDRAWN: Venous Blood Gases of Varicocele Veins: Correlation With Testicular Blood Flow and Semen Quality in Varicocele Patients." Urology (2016) [More information]


  • A. Hafeez, A. Mader, I. Rohe, I. Ruhnke, F. Goodarzi Boroojeni, M. S. Yousaf, K. Manner, J. Zentek. 2015. The effect of milling method, thermal treatment and particle size of feed on exterior and interior egg quality in laying hens Archiv für Geflügelkunde, Europ. Poult. Sci.  [More information]
  • A. Hafeez, A. Mader, I. Ruhnke, I. Rohe, F. Goodarzi Boroojeni, M. S. Yousaf, K. Manner, J. Zentek. 2015. Implication of milling methods, thermal treatment and particle size of feed in layers on mineral digestibility and retention of minerals in egg contents. Poultry Science, p.peu070. [More information]
  • F. Wadood, M. Aleem, A. Ijaz, N. Ahmad, M. S. Yousaf, D. H. Mughal, A. Javid, S. A. Mahmood. 2015. Effect of L-cysteine on post-thaw quality of Nili Ravi buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) bull spermatozoa cryopreserved in tris citric acid extender. Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences, 25: 301-303. [More information]
  • D. A. Hamdani, A. Javeed, M. Ashraf, J. Nazir, A. Ghafoor, M. S. Yousaf. 2015. Effects of ketoprofen on cellular immune responses in mice. Pakistan Journal of Zoology, 47: 551-557. [More information]
  • Muhammad U. Sohail, Michael E. Hume, James A. Byrd, David J. Nisbet, Muhammad Z. Shabbir, Ahmad Ijaz. H. Rehman (2015). Molecular analysis of the caecal and tracheal microbiome of heat-stressed broilers supplemented with prebiotic and probiotic. Avian Pathology. 44:67-74. [More information]
  • Z. Riaz, M-Q Zaman, Zia Ullah, H. Rehman, M. S. Yousaf, Imtiaz Rabbani, M. I. Khan, M. S. Hussain, S. K. Tahir and K. A. Majeed. Bio-Physiological Effects of Ld50 of Crude Venom of Black Pakistani Cobra (Naja Naja Karachiensis) in Mice. JAPS 25, no. 5 (2015): 1344-1348. [More information]
  • Ihsan Ali, Asim Aslam, Ishtiaq Ahmed, H. Rehman, Beenish Zahid, Muhammad Saeed Imran. 2015. Effects of fish oil on growth performance, antibody response and on lymphoid organs of the broilers experimentally infected with avian influenza H9N2. Accepted for JAPS.
  • M. S. Yousaf, I. Ahmad, K. Ashraf, M. Afzal, A. Hafeez, A. Ahmad, H. Zaneb, M. Q. Zaman, J. Zentek, H. Rehman. 2015. Comparative effects of different dietary concentrations of β-galacto-oligosaccharides on serum biochemical metabolites, selected caecel microbiota and immune response in broilers. Accepted for JAPS. IF (0.55) 
  • M. S. Yousaf, I. Ahmad, K. Ashraf, M. Afzal, A. Hafeez, H. Zaneb, M. Q. Zaman, I. Rabbani, J. Zentek, H. Rehman. 2015. Comparative effects of different dietary concentrations of β-galacto-oligosaccharides on growth performance, feed conversion efficiency and organs development in broilers. Accepted for JAPS. IF (0.55)


  • Khaleeq ur Rehman, Muhammad-Quaid Zaman, Habib ur Rehman, Hafsa Zaneb. Varicocele and infertility: Role of pressure flow dynamics. World. J. Clin. Urol. (2014) November 24; 3(3): 340-343. [More information]
  • Iram Shahzadi, Muhammad Irfan Masood, Farzana Chowdhary, Aftab Ahmad Anjum, Muhammad Awais Nawaz, Iram Maqsood, Muhammad-Quaid Zaman. Microemulsion Formulation for Topical Delivery of Miconazole Nitrate. Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Rev. Res. (2014) 24 (2): 30-36.
  • T. Bashir, I. Rabbani, M. A. Khan, H. Rehman, M. Q. Zaman, K. A. Majeed, M. S. Yousaf, M. I. Khan and F. Sharif. 2014. Effect of anti-piroplasm drug on various physiological indices in healthy mongrel dogs. Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, 4: 5-10. [More information]


  • M. U. Sohail, A. Ijaz, M. Younus, M. Z. Shabbir, Z. Kamran, S. Ahmad, H. Anwar, M. S. Yousaf, K. Ashraf, A. H. Shahzad, and H. Rehman (2013). Effect of supplementation of mannan oligosaccharide and probiotic on growth performance, relative weights of viscera, and population of selected intestinal bacteria in cyclic heat-stressed broilers. J. Appl. Poult. Res. 22:485-491. (IF=0.745) [More information]
  • Rashid, M. A., T. N. Pasha, M. A. Jabbar, A. Ijaz, H. Rehman and M. S. Yousaf (2013). Influence of weaning regimen on intake, growth characteristics and plasma blood metabolites in male buffalo calves. Animals. 7:1472–1478 (IF 1.42). [More information]
  • U. Farooq, Ijaz A, N. Ahmad, H. Rehman, and H. Zaneb (2013). Seasonal variations in certain physical and biochemical attributes of semen from Cholistani AI bulls. Pak. Vet. J, 33(4), 510-514. [More information]
  • S. Ashraf, H. Zaneb, M.S. Yousaf, A. Ijaz, M. U. Sohail, S. Muti, M. M. Usman, S. Ijaz and H. Rehman (2013). Effect of dietary supplementation of prebiotics and probiotics on intestinal microarchitecture in broilers reared under cyclic heat stress. J. Anim. Physiol. Anim. Nutr. Suppl.1 68-72.(IF=1.25) [More information]
  • U. Farooq, Ijaz A, N. Ahmad, H. Rehman, and H. Zaneb (2013). Haematologic profile revisited: adult Cholistani breeding bulls as a model. J. Anim. Pl. Sci. 22:835-839.(IF=0.585) [More information]
  • U. Farooq, A. Ijaz, N. Ahmad, H. Rehman, and H. Zaneb (2013). Investigations on semen quality and freezability of Cholistani breeding bulls-a preliminary study from Cholistan desert of Pakistan. J. Anim. Pl. Sci.23:359-363. (IF=0.585). [More information]
  • S. A. Mahmood, A. Ijaz, N. Ahmad, H. Rehman, H. Zaneb and U. Farooq (2013). Studies on libido and serum testosterone concentration of Cholistani bulls under stress free and stressful seasons. J. Anim. Pl. Sci. 23:1491-1495. (IF=0.585). [More information]
  • D. H. Mughal, A. Ijaz, M. S. Yousaf, H. Rehman, M. Aleem, H. Zaneb and F.Wadood (2013). Assessment of optimal osmotic pressure of citrate egg yolk extender for cryopreservation of buffalo bull semen.  J. Anim. Pl. Sci. 23:964-968. (IF=0.585). [More information]
  • D. H. Mughal, A. Ijaz, M. S.Yousaf, H.Rehman, M.Aleem, H. Zaneb, I. Rabbani and F. Wadood (2013). The Influence of taurine supplementation in lactose egg yolk glycerol extender for cryopreservation of buffalo bull (Bubalus bubalis) semen. J. Anim. Pl. Sci. 23:715-720. (IF=0.585) [More information]


  • Khan, A. R., M. S. Yousaf, H. Rehman, K. Ashraf, H. Zaneb, T. N. Pasha and M. Afzal (2012). Response of maternally isolated rock pigeons (Columba livia domestica) to dietary concentration of mannan-oligosaccharides. Poult Sci. 91: 1598-1601 (IF= 1.582). [More information]
  • T. Yaqub, S. Sadaf, N. Mukhtar, H. Zaneb, M. Z. Shabbir, A. Ahmad, A. Aslam, K. Ashraf, N. Ahmad and H. Rehman (2012). The influence of time elapsed after milking and lactation stage on the lactoperoxidase system of milk in Sahiwal cattle and Nili-Ravi buffaloes. Intl. J. Dairy Tech. 65:360-364 (IF= 1.107). [More information]
  • W. Yunus, A. Blajet-Kosicka, R. Kosicki, M. Z. Khan, H. Rehman and J. Böhm (2012). Deoxynivalenol as a contaminant of broiler feed: Intestinal development, absorptive functionality, and metabolism of the mycotoxin. Poult Sci. 91: 852-861 (IF= 1.582). [More information]
  • Ziaullah, M, A. Ijaz, A. Aleem, A. K. Mehmood, S. Bhatti, S. Rehman, H. Rehman, M. U. Sohail (2012). Optimal inclusion level of butylate hydroxytoluene in semen extender improves the quality of post-thawed canine semen. Czech. J. Anim. Sci. 57:373-381. (IF=1.16). [More information]
  • M. U. Sohail, M. E. Hume, J. A. Byrd, D. J. Nisbet, A. Ijaz and H. Rehman (2012). Effect of supplementation of prebiotics mannan-oligosaccharides and probiotics mixture on growth performance of broilers subjected to chronic heat stress. Poult Sci. 91: 2235-2240. (IF= 1.582). [More information]


  • M. U. Sohail, Z. U. Rahman, A. Ijaz, M. S. Yousaf, K. Ashraf, T. Yaqub, H. Zaneb, H. Anwar, , and H. Rehman (2011). Single or combined effects of mannan-oligosaccharides and probiotic supplements on the total oxidants, total antioxidants, enzymatic antioxidants, liver enzymes, and serum trace minerals in cyclic heat-stressed broilers. Poult.  Sci. 90:2573-2577. (IF= 1.728). [More information]
  • F. Awan, T. Nazir, M. Ashraf, O. Umer, H. Rehman (2011). Study of phenylbutazone toxicity in avian species. Pak. J. Pharm. 16-20:2003-2006. (IF= 0). [More information]
  • Nadeem, A. Aslam, Z. I. Chaudahry, K. Ashraf, K. Saeed, N. Ahmad, I. Ahmad and H. Rehman (2011).  Indirect fluorescent antibody technique based prevalence of Surra in equines. Pak. Vet. J. 31: 189-190. (IF= 1.255) [More information]
  • Islam, A. Aslam, Z. I. Chaudhry, M. D. Ahmed, H. Rehman, K. Saeed and I. Ahmad (2011). Pathology of Mycoplasma gallisepticum in naturally infected broilers and its diagnosis through PCR. Int. J Agri.  Biol. 13: 835-837. (IF=0.940) [More information]
  • Zaman M.-Q., Leray V., Le Bloc’h J., Thorin C., Ouguerram K. and Nguyen P. (2011) Lipid profile and insulin sensitivity in rats fed with high-fat or high-fructose diets. British Journal of Nutrition 106, S206-S210. [More information]
  • Bhatti S., Rahman S., Zaman M.-Q., Qureshi Z.-A., Bilal M., Chaudhry Z.-I. and Ahmad A. (2011) Toxocological effects of feeding first cut Sorghum vegetation and stalks to rabbits. Pakistan Journal of Zoology 43(4), 629-635. [More information]


  • M. Iqbal, M Aleem, A. Ijaz, H. Rehman, and M. S. Yousaf (2010) Assessment of buffalo semen with the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide reduction assay. J. Anim. Sci. 88: 922-925 (IF= 2.580). [More information]
  • M. U. Sohail, A. Ijaz, M. S. Yousaf, K. Ashraf, H. Zaneb, M. Aleem and H. Rehman (2010). Alleviation of cyclic-heat stress in broilers by dietary supplementation of mannan-oligosaccharide and lactobacillus-based probiotic: dynamics of cortisol, thyroid hormones, cholesterol, C-reactive protein and humoral immunity. Poult Sci. 89: 1934-1938. (IF= 1.582) [More information]
  • Aslam, A., Z. I. Chaudhary, A. R. Shakoori, H. Rehman, K. Ashraf, N. Ahmad and A. Maqbool (2010). Comparative evaluation of parasitological, serological and DNA amplification methods for the diagnosis of natural trypanosomal infections in equines. Pak. J. Zool. 42: 371-376. (IF=0.199). [More information]


  • Rehman, H., W. Vahjen, A. Parisini, I. Ahmad and J. Zentek (2009). Influence of fermentable carbohydrates on the intestinal bacteria and enteropathogens in broilers. World’s Poult. Sci. J. 65: 75-89. (IF= 1.476). [More information]
  • Rehman, H., A. Specht, D. Dill, P. Hellweg, K. Männer and J. Zentek (2009). In vitro effects of alpha toxin from Clostridium perfringens on the electrophysiological parameters of jejunal tissues from laying hens preincubated with inulin and N-acetyl-L-cysteine. Poult. Sci. 88:199-204. (IF= 1.673). [More information]
  • M. Adeel, A. Ijaz, M. Aleem, H. Rehman, M.S. Yousaf & M.A. Jabbar (2009). Improvement of liquid and frozen-thawed semen quality of Nili-Ravi buffalo bulls (Bubalus bubalis) through supplementation of fat. Theriogenology. 71:1220-1225. (IF= 2.073) [More information]
  • 28. A. Ijaz, A. Hussain, M. Aleem, M.S. Yousaf & H. Rehman (2009). Butylated hydroxytoluene inclusion in semen extender improves the post-thawed semen quality of Nili-Ravi buffalo (Bubalus bubalis). Theriogenology. 71:1326-1329. (IF= 2.073). [More information]


  • Rehman, H., P. Hellweg, D. Taras, and J. Zentek (2008). Effects of dietary inulin on intestinal short chain fatty acids and microbial ecology in broilers as revealed by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis. Poult. Sci. 87: 783-789. (IF=1.673). [More information]
  • Rehman, H., J. Böhm, and J. Zentek (2008). Effects of differentially fermentable carbohydrates on the microbial fermentation profile of the gastrointestinal tract of broilers. J. Anim. Physiol. Anim. Nutr. 92: 471-480. (IF= 0.990). [More information]


  • Rehman, H., J. Böhm, H. Rosenkranz, J. Zentek (2007). Dietary inulin affects the morphology but not sodium-dependent glucose and sodium-dependent glutamine transport in the jejunum of broilers. Poult. Sci. 85:118-122. (IF= 1.673). [More information]
  • Rehman, H., W. Vahgen, W. A. Awad, and J. Zentek (2007). Indigenous bacteria and bacterial metabolic products in the gastrointestinal tract of broiler chickens. Arch. Anim. Nutr. 61:319-335 (IF= 1.421). [More information]


  • Rehman, H., W. A. Awad, M. Hess and J. Zentek (2006). Clostridium perfringens alpha toxin affects electrophysiology of isolated jejunal mucosa of laying hens. Poult. Sci. 86:1298-1302. (IF= 1.747). [More information]


  • Awad, W. A., H. Rehman, J. Bohm, E. Razzazi-Fazeli and J. Zentek (2005). Effects of luminal deoxynivalenol and L proline on electrophysiological parameters in the jejunums of laying hens. Poult. Sci. 84:928-932. (IF= 1.673.) [More information]
  • Haq, S., S. A. Khan, M. Younus, A. Aslam, H. Rehman and M. Aslam (2005). Studies on the incidence and pathology of different disorders of ovary in desi laying hens in and around Lahore. Assiut. Vet. J. 51: 183-197.
  • Aslam, A., A. Jamal, H. Rehman and G. Saleem (2005). Effects of stress following vaccination (Avinew) against Newcastle disease in broilers. J. Anim. Pl Sci. 15: 56-59. [More information]
  • Aslam, A., S. A. Khan, H. Rehman and G. Saleem (2005). Study on various minerals levels in broilers chicks affected with leg deformities. Sci. Int. 14: 325-328.


  • Khan, M. Y., A. Khalique, T. N. Pasha, Z. Ahmad and H. Rehman (2002). Effect of feeding hydrogen peroxide treated defatted rice polishing on performance of broiler chicks. Intl. J. Poult. Sci. 1: 193-196. [More information]


  • Razzaq, A., A. Rabbani, K. Ashraf and H. Rehman (2001). Comparative efficacy of vaccination and medication against induced coccidiosis in commercial quails. Pak. J. Bio. Sci. 4: 567-568. [More information]


  • Rasheed, I., S. A. Akhtar, A. Aslam, H. Rehman and M. Y. Tipu (2000). Management of vaccination stress in broiler chichkens following vaccination (BUR-706) against infectious bursal disease. Sci. Int. 12: 365-370.


  • Aslam, M., M. S. Khan, H. Rehman, N. Ahmad and K. Ashraf (1999). Comparative efficacy of three newly introduced drugs for the control of experimentally induced coccidiosis in broiler chicken. Pak. J. Sci. 51: 78-81.


  • Shafi, K., M. Ashraf, H. Rehman and K. Ashraf (1998) Drugs trials against Escherichia coli isolated from commercial broilers. Pak. J. Sci. 50: 250-255.
  • Sahi, A. S., H. Rehman, K. Ashraf and S. A. R. Rizvi (1998). Studies on the bacterial causes of endometritis in buffaloes and cows with special reference to Corynebacterium. Pak. J. Livestock Res. 8: 99-103.
  • Khan, L. A., M. Naeem, M. Rabbani, H. Rehman and Z. Ahsan (1998) Comparative seroprevalence of bovine viral diarrhea in local and exotic cattle breeds at different government livestock farms in Punjab. Pak. J. Sci. Res. 50: 47-
  • Jafri, S.A., M. Rabbani, S. Abbas and H. Rehman (1998). A study on pH of body fluid and excreta in different domestic animals. Pak J. Sci. 50: 45-48.


  • Jafri, S. A., S. Abbas, M. Rabbani, H. Rehman and C. M. Saleem (1997). Effect of feeding almonds and walnuts on serum cholesterol and blood pressure in man. Pak. J. Sci. Res. 108-111.


  • Chauhan, Z. I., M. Rabbani, S. Abbas, H. Rehman and N. A. Mian (1996). Effect of substitution soybean meal with dried brewer’s yeast on the performance of Japanese quails. Pak. J. Sci. Res. 48: 112-114.
  • Anjum R., Jabbar M.-A., Saima, Hayat Z., Mehmood S., Rahman A. and Zaman M.-Q. Effect of different dietary levels of lysine given in different phases on the performance of male and female broilers.  (manuscript submitted to The Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences)
  • Le Bloc’h J., Leray V., Nazih H., Zaman M.-Q., Chétiveaux M., Magot T., Krempf M., Nguyen P. and Ouguerram K. Nicotinic acid improves reverse cholesterol transport on obese insulin resistant dogs. (manuscript submitted to American Journal of Physiology).