Professor Dr. Saima

M.Sc (Hons), PhD (UAF)
Professor / Chairperson

Dept. of Animal Nutrition, UVAS, Lahore - Pakistan
Tel :       Ext. , 5004


 “Dictionary of Animal Nutrition” published by Alltech.

  • Saima, Akhtar M, Hashmi AS. 1999. Bioconversion of wheat bran to biomass protein through metabiosis and its biological evolution in broiler chicks. Int. J. Agri. Biol. 1: 39-41.
  • Rizwan M, Akhtar M, Saima, Munawar K, Sial M. 2000. Relationship between quality of animal protein sources and their gross and true metabolizable energy in cockerels. Int. J. Agri. Biol.2: 316-317.
  • Saima, Akhtar M, Ahmad Z. 2003. Performance of broilers fed various levels of cooked hatchery waste meal. The Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences. 13(1):33-36.
  • Saima, Ahmad Z, Akhtar M. 2003. Evaluation of protein quality of cooked and toasted broiler hatchery residue. The Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences. 13:85-86.
  • Saima, Akhtar  M,  Jabbar  MA,  Khan  MZU.  2007.  Optimization  of  conditions  for  growth  of
  • Candida  utilis  on  wheat  bran  for  its  protein  enrichment.  Pakistan  Journal  of  Science. 59(3-4):68-71.
  • Saima, Akhtar M, Khan M, Anjum M, Ahmed S, Rizwan M, Ijaz M. 2008. Investigation on the availability  of  amino  acids  from  different  animal  protein  sources  in  golden  cockerels. Journal of animal and plant sciences. 18: 53-55.
  • Khan M, Khan A, Khattak F, Saima, Anjum M, Kuthu Z, Naseer Z. 2008. Study on production and marketing patterns of milk supply in Muzaffarabad city, Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The Journal of Animal and Plant Science. 18:78-79.
  • Ijaz M, Khan M, Avais M, Ashraf K, Ali M, Saima. 2008. Infection rate and chemotherapy of various helminths in goats in and around Lahore. Pakistan Veterinary Journal. 28:167-170.
  • Saima, Khan MZU, Jabbar M, Ijaz M, Qadeer M. 2009. Efficacy of microbial phytase at different levels on growth performance and mineral availability in broiler chickens. Journal of animal and plant sciences. 19: 58-62.
  • Jabbar M, Marghazani I, Saima. 2009. Effect of replacing cotton seed cake with sunflower meal on milk yield and milk composition in lactating Nili-Ravi buffaloes. Journal of animal and plant sciences. 19: 6-9.
  • Saima, Khan MZU, Pasha TN,    Jabbar MA. 2009. Application of biotechnology to enhance nutritive value of low quality agricultural residues in buffalo ration: A Review. Pakistan J Zool Suppl Ser. 9:441-446. (IF;0.189)
  • Saima, khan MZU, Jabbar MA, Mehmud A, Abbas MM, Mahmood A. 2010. Effect of lysine supplementation in low protein diets on the performance of growing broilers. Pakistan Veteterinary Journal. 30:17-20. (IF:0.707)
  • Mahmud A, Khan MZU, Saima, Javed MA. 2011. Effect of different egg storage periods temperature on the hatching of broiler breeder. Pakistan Veterinary Journal. 31(1):78-80. (IF: 0.707)
  • Mahmud A, Saima, Ali I. 2011. Effect of different light regimens on performance of broilers. Journal of animal and plant science. 21: 104-106.
  • Ullah MS, Pasha TN, Ali Z, Saima, Khattak FM, Hayat Z. 2012. Effects of different pre-starter diets on broiler performance, gastro intestinal tract morphometry and carcass yield. Journal of animal and plant sciences. 22: 570-575.
  • Khan A, Chaudhry ZI, Shakoori AR, Mahmood N, Ijaz M, Saima, Khan M, Jan I, Ali MM. 2012. Detection of Mycobacterium bovis in buffaloes blood through polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and tuberculin test. JAPS, Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences. 22: 237-241.
  • Sadia A, Jabbar MA, Deng Y, Hussain EA, Riffat S, Naveed S, Arif M. 2012. A survey of aflatoxinM1 in milk and sweets of Punjab, Pakistan. Food control. 26: 235-240.
  • Mushtaq M, Pasha T, Saima, Akram M, Mushtaq T, Parvin R, Farooq U, Mehmood S, Iqbal K, Hwangbo J. 2013. Growth performance, carcass traits and serum mineral chemistry as affected by dietary sodium and sodium salts fed to broiler chickens reared under phase feeding system. Asian-Australasian journal of animal sciences. 26: 1742. (IF:0.563)
  • Nasim S, Jabbar M, Saima, Khan M, Haq M, Imran M, Yasir A. 2014. Lactation Response to the Supplementation of Fats and Niacin in Nili-Ravi Buffaloes. Journal of animal and plant sciences. 24: 16-19. (IF:0.549)
  • Rahman A, Saima, Pasha TN, Younus M, Abbas Y, Ditta YA. 2014. Effect of Multi-Enzymes Supplementation on Growth Performance of Broiler. Pakistan Journal of Zoology. 46. (IF: 0.309)
  • Saima, Pasha T, Akram M, Ditta Y, Khan M. 2014. Effect of microbial phytase supplementation on growth performance of Japanese quails. The Journal of Animal and Plant Science. 24: 19-23. (IF:0.549)
  • Ahmad S, Jabbar M, Khalique A, Saima, Shahzad F, Ahmad N, Fiaz M, Younas U. 2014. Effect of different levels of NDF on voluntary feed intake, dry matter digestibility and nutrient  utilization in dry Nili Ravi buffaloes. JAPS: Journal of Animal & Plant Sciences. 24(6):1602-1605. (IF:0.549)
  • Ahmed S, Jabbar M, Khalique A, Javed K, Saima, Ahmed N, Shahzad F, Fiaz M. 2014. Effect of varying NDF levels on productive performance in lactating Nili Ravi buffaloes. JAPS: Journal of Animal & Plant Sciences. 24(4):1008-1011. (IF:0.549)
  • Younas Z, Anjum K, Saima, Hussain T, Shahzad F. 2014. Effect of feeding frequency on the growth performance of beetal goat kids during winter season. Journal of Animal & Plant Sciences. 24: 73-76. (IF:0.549)
  • Ditta Y, Khalique A, Pasha T, Saima, Khan M, Farooq U. 2014. Calcium and phosphorus concentration in feedstuffs and blood of small ruminants of thal irrigated and Dera Ghazi Khan irrigated areas of Punjab, Pakistan. Journal of animal and plant sciences. 24: 63-67. (IF:0.549)
  • Mahmood M, Rahman A, Saima, Akran M, Pasha TN, Jabbar MA. 2014. Effect of Dietary Energy Levels on Growth Performance and Feed Cost Analysis in Japanese Quail. Pakistan Jouranl of  Zoology. 46: 1357-1362. (IF:0.301)
  • Mahmud A, Saima, Hayat Z, Khan MZU, Basheer A, Zahoor I. 2014. Effect of Different Methods of Processing and Antioxidant Supplementation on the Storage Quality of Hatchery Waste Meal. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition. 13: 451-456.
  • Akhtar R, Sardar M, Saima N, Saleem G, Imran S, Aslam A. 2014. Responses of Nili-Ravi buffalo to aflatoxin B1 with and without toxin adsorbents. Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences. 23: 317-323. (IF:0.639)
  • Mahmud A,  Saima,  Jabbar  MA,  Sahota AW,  Hayat  Z,  Khan  MZU.  2015.  Effect  of  Feeding Hatchery Waste Meal Processed by Different Techniques on Egg Quality and Production Performance of Laying Hens. Pakistan Journal of Zoology. 47: 1059-1066. (IF:0.404)
  • Mahmud A, Saima, Khan MZ, Jabbar MA, Sahota AW, Siddique S. 2015. Effect of Different Processing Techniques on Protein Quality of Hatchery Waste Meals. Pakistan Journal of Zoology. 47:1319-1324. (IF:0.404)
  • Alam A,  Naseer  R,  Hashmi A,  Naveed  S,  Rahman A.  2016.  Delignification  of  rice  husk  by organosolv treatment to increase its in-vitro digestibility. Pakistan Journal of Science. 68: 268-271.
  • Shafiq A, Masood F, Naseer R, Naveed S, Rasool I, Rahman A. 2016. Production, purification and characterization of laccase from white rot fungus. Pakistan Journal of Science. 68:259-267.
  • Zia MW, Khalique A, Naveed S, Hussain J. 2016. Impact of selenium supplementation on productive performance and egg selenium status in native Aseel chicken. Italian Journal of Animal Science. 15: 649-657. (IF:0.718)
  • Ditta Y, Saima, Pasha T, Akram M, Iqbal Z, Naseem S. 2016. Binding efficacy of yeast sludge fractions and commercial glucomannan against aflatoxins in broilers. Journal of Animal & Plant Sciences. 26:1202-1211. (IF:0.422)
  • Ditta YA, Naveed S, Pasha TN, Akram M, Zhang Y. 2016. Evaluation of yeast sludge cell wall and commercial clay based toxin binders against aflatoxin B1 on growth and serum parameters of broilers. Indian Journal of Animal Research. (IF:0.091)
  • Zia WM, Khalique A, Saima, Hussain SNJ. 2016. Organic and inorganic selenium in poultry: A review. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 52: 483-489. (IF:0.091)
  • Zia WM, Khalique A, Naveed S, Hussain J. 2016. Egg quality, geometry and hatching traits of indigenous Aseel as influenced by organic and inorganic selenium supplementation. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 51:860:867. (IF:0.091)
  • Zia WM, Khalique A, Naveed S, Hussain J. 2016. Studies on growth pattern of different body measurements in indigenous Aseel chicken fed with selenium supplemented diets. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 51: 679-386. (IF:0.091)
  • Ahmed I, Munir S, Jamal MA, Naseer T, Pasha YAD, Mahmud A, Khan AK, Saima, Talpur MZ, Jia J. 2017. Effect of enzyme complex at different wheat-based diets on growth performance of broilers. Jounral of entomology and zoology studies. 5:525-531. (IF:0.37)
  • Azam B, Tahir MN, Shahzad F, Ghaffar A, Abbas G, Gohar M, Saima. 2017. Exogenous Fibrolytic Enzymes Addition in Concentrate Ration of Lactating Nili Ravi Buffaloes: Effects on Milk Production and Diet Digestibility. Pakistan Journal of Zoology. 49:1359-1364. (IF:0.45)
  • Iqbal M, Naveed S, Pasha T, Naseer R, Mahmud A, Rahman A, Ditta Y. 2017. Effect of different treatments on tannin contents of sorghum grain cultivars. Pakistan Journal of Science. 69.
  • Irfan M, Mehmood S, Mahmud A, Hussain J, Saima, Shaheen M, Ahmad S, Zia M. 2017. Effect of different bedding materials on growth performance, physiological response and economic efficiency in three commercial broiler strains. Indian Journal of Animal Research. (IF: 0.091)
  • Naseer R, Hashmi AS, Rehman H, Naveed S, Masood F, Tayyab M. 2017. Assessment of Feeding Value of Processed Rice Husk for Lohi Sheep in Growing Phase. Pakistan Journal of Zoology. 49:1725-1729. (IF:0.491)
  • Arafat RY, Khan SH, Saima. 2017. Evaluation of Humic Acid as an Aflatoxin Binder in Broiler Chickens. Annals of animal science. 17: 241-255. (IF:0.599)
  • Zia WM, Anjum Khalique, Naveed S, Hussain J, Muhammad I. 2017. Effect of selenium supplementation  on  glutathione  peroxidase  Indian  Journal  of  Animal  Research.  51: 1051-1056. (IF:0.091)
  • Zia WM, Khalique A, Naveed S, Hussain J. 2017. How growth parameters of sexed native Aseel chickens affected when fed with selenium supplemented diets during three growth phases. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 52: 702-710. (IF:0.091)
  • Zia WM, Khalique A, Naveed S, Hussain J, Muhammad I, Khan TM, Rehman SM. 2017. Exploring the effect of selenium forms on final body weight, slaughter characteristics and tissue selenium concentration in Aseel cockerels. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 51: 881-886. (IF:0.091)
  • Ahmad H, Khalique A, Naveed S, Zia M, Rasool Z, Zahid U, Moeed A. 2017. Efficacy of a Synthetic Antioxidant Treatment in Stabilizing Poultry Byproduct Meal and Subsequent Impact of the Treated Meal on Selected Growth Parameters of Broilers. Brazilian journal of poultry science. 19: 471-480. (IF:0.465)
  • Zia  WM,  Khalique  A,  Naveed  S,  Hussain  J,  Muhammad  N,  Ahmad  S.  2017.  Comparative evaluation of influence of dietary organic and inorganic selenium supplement on growth performance of indigenous Aseel chickens. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 51: 478-488. (IF:0.091)
  • Azhar M, Ahmed S, Mehmood S, Naveed S, Ahmad S, Usman M, Zia MW. 2017. Performance of broiler japanese quail supplementated with single-strain and multi-strain bacteria. Indian Journal of Animal Research. (IF:0.091)
  • Waqas M, Mahmood S, Mahmud A, Saima, Hussain J, Ahmad S, Khan MT, Rehman A, Zia MW, Shaheen  MS.  2018.  Effect  of  yeast  based  Mannan  Oligosaccharides  (Actigen  TM)  on growth,  carcass  characteristics  and  physiological  response  in  broiler  chickens.  Indian Journal of Animal Research. (IF:0.091)
  • Naveed, S., Chohan, K., Jabbar, M., Ditta, Y., Ahmed, S., Ahmed, N., & Akhtar, R. (2018). Aflatoxin  M1  inNili-ravi  buffaloes  and  its  detoxification  using  organic  and  inorganic  toxin binders. Journal of the Hellenic VeterinaryMedical Society, 69(1), 873-878. doi:
  • Rasheed MF, Rashid MA, Saima, Mahmud A, Yousaf MS, Malik MI. 2018. Digestible threonine and its effects on growth performance, gut morphology and carcass characteristics in broiler japanese quails. South Afarican journal of animal science. 48(4). (IF:0.9)
  • M. T. Khan, S. Mehmood, A. Mahmud, K. Javed, Saima, J. Hussain1, Y. A. Ditta, and M. Waqas. 2019. Effect Of dietary Compost Levels On Production Performance , Egg Quality and Immune Response Of Laying Hens”. The J. Anim. Pl. Sci., 29 (2) 2019. ( IF :




  1. One English Publicaiton entitled “It’s not waste….” In The Nation on 9 March, 2003.
  2. One English Publicaiton entitled “Recycling of hatchery waste” in Pakistan Times on 5 March, 2003.
  3. Urdu Publication “ Murghion per Aflatoxin kay asrat” in Zara-I digest (Dec. 2004)
  4. Urdu Publication “Murghion ki padawar per bichali kay asrat” in Zara-I digest (Dec 2004)
  5. Urdu Publication “Batair ki parwarish” in Nida-e-Kisan (april, 2006)
  6. Urdu Publication “Murghion ki chachak” in Nida-e-Kisan (May 2006)
  7. Urdu Publication “ Dahi Morghbani” in zara-I Digest (2005)
  8. Urdu Publication “Murghion main paron ki munasib nashonoma” in Poultry Veterinary Mag. (April 2006)
  9. Urdu Publication “ Garyloo satah per murghbani” in Nida-e-Kisan (August, 2006)
  10. Urdu Publication “Murghion ki khuraak kay andon per asrat” in Nida-e-Kisan (October, 2006)
  11. Urdu Publication “ Nutrition and egg quality” in Poultry Veterinary Mag. (July, 2006)
  12. Urdu Publication “ Janwaroon Ki Sial Khoraak” in Chopaal ( June , 2007)
  13. Urdu Publication “ Murghion main Khoraak ki kami say Paida Honay wali Bemarian in Nida-e-Kisan (August, 2007)
  14. Urdu Publication “Aflatoxin” in Choppal ( May, 2008)
  15. Urdu Publication “ Janwaron ki Khoraak main sheeray ki afadiat” 2009
  16. “Fatty Liver disease in chickens” By Saima and M.Z.U.Khan. Published in Vet Voice (Jan-March,2010)
  17. “Morghion ki khoraak main fazal hatchery maadon ka istimaal” urdu article published in Nida – Kisan on jun 2010.
  18. “janwaron ki khoraak main namkiaat ki ahmiat” urdu article published in Nida – Kisan on October, 2010.

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