Ghazanfar Ali Chishti

Lecturer, Department of Animal Nutrition,
University of Veterinary and animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki


Ghazanfar has recently (2020) completed PhD in animal science from the Pennsylvania State University (PSU), United States. Previously, in 2012 and 2015, he completed Doctor of Veterinary (DVM) and Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in veterinary medicine, respectively from the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Pakistan. Later, in 2016, he secured Fulbright scholarship for PhD from PSU. Before leaving for US, he coordinated and managed UVAS’s farmer extension services for 3 years (2012-2015).
He has a rural background and wants to use efficient livestock management practices for uplifting socioeconomic status of deprived rural population of Pakistan. For that reason, he plans to extend modern scientific knowledge to a common rural person in a way that they can apply.


  1. Nutritional Physiology
  2. Nutrigenomics
  3. Production efficient, environment friendly and antibiotic free practices in animal feed





  • Chishti, G.A. and Felix, T.L., 2020. Effects of supplemental calcium butyrate on lamb growth, plasma metabolites, and hepatic gluconeogenic and inflammatory gene expression changes. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 270, p.114678.
  • Chishti, G.A., Salfer, I.J., Nedelkov, K.V. and Felix, T.L., 2020. Impacts of Time-Fed Concentrate-Based Diets on Plasma Metabolites, Rumen Histology, and mRNA Expression of Hepatic Enzymes of Wethers. Animals, 10(4), p.686.
  • Chishti, G. A., I. J. Salfer, F. X. Suarez-Mena, K. J. Harvatine, and A. J. Heinrichs. "Relationships between physical form of oats in starter, rumen pH, and volatile fatty acids on hepatic expression of genes involved in metabolism and inflammation in dairy calves." Journal of dairy science 103, no. 1 (2020): 439-446.
  • Chishti, G.A., Carvalho, P.H., Pinto, A.C., Silva, F.A. and Felix, T.L., 2019. Efficacy of sheep as a digestibility model for cattle when fed concentrate-based or forage-based diets. Translational Animal Science, 3(4), pp.1106-1111.








  • Comparison of Forage and Concentrate Digestibility in Sheep and Cattle, ASAS 2018 Midwest Meeting, March 12, 2018 - Wednesday, March 14, 2018 in Omaha, NE.
  • Effect of age and physical form of oat on hepatic enzyme expression in pre-weaning dairy Calves, ADSA, June 24-17, 2018 in Knoxville, TN.
  • Hormonal interventions improve pregnancy more in cows than buffaloes under small scale subsistence farming system; (Presented at the Penn State’s 4th Annual Rural Studies Student Conference. October 28–29, 2016, University Park, Pennsylvania)



  • 2013-14 Community Research project “Making Cows Pregnant” near University countryside Campus of UVAS, Tehsil Pattoki, District Kasur, in collaboration with Australian project, Agriculture Sector Linkages Program (ASLP).


  • Assisted with ANSC 310 course at Pennsylvania State University for 3 years (2018-2020)
  • Assisted with VBSC 423 course at Pennsylvania State University (2019)
  • October 2012- July 2016. Teaching and research in Veterinary Medicine at Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore-Pakistan
  • October 2012- July 2016 Dairy Animal Extension Services to livestock farmers (especially rural), various private and public-sector organizations, being a part of University Dairy Extension team.


  • October 2012: Workshop on “Pathological Readings” Organized by: 24/7 UVAS Extension Service, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore Pakistan
  • March 2013: Participated in the Pak-US Civic Engagement Program, a program of “Innovations in civic participation” (ICP, Washington DC), visited George Washington (GW) and University of Minnesota (UMN).
  • July 2013: Participation in international conference “United States-Pakistan Initiative in Higher Education on civic Engagement” NUST, Islamabad.
  • June 26 & 28, 2013: International Training Workshop on “Civic Engagement” at University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • April 13, 2013: Training workshop on “Innovations in Reproductive Management of Dairy Animals” at University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Participated in “Pre-Service Competency Enhancement Training for Teachers” from (5th to 9th August) organized by Centre for Educational Policy & Administration (CEPA) in UVAS.
  •  March 4-8, 2014. Workshop on “Experimental Data Analysis Using SAS” Held at: University Conference Hall. Organized by: Pakistan-US Science and Technology Cooperation Program, Biostatistical Consulting Center and UVAS, Lahore.
  • February 19-20, 2015.  Participated in two day National Workshop on “SCIENTIFIC PROPOSAL WRITING” in UVAS, Lahore.
  • January 29-30, 2014. Participation as a resource person in “LABORATORY ANIMAL HANDLING” Workshop at Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lahore