6. Dr. Muhammad Usman

Contact information

Email: musman@uvas.edu.pk
Cell: +92-322-8024228
Phone: +92-49-4427083
Ext. 5019
Dr. Muhammad Usman

Assistant Professor

M.Phil., Ph.D.

Biography

Dr. Muhammad Usman is working as Assistant Professor and In-charge Indigenous Chicken Genetic Resource Center (ICGRC) in Department of Poultry Production, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore- Pakistan.   He holds the degree of BS (Hons.) Poultry Science from University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore. He has completed his Masters of Philosophy (M. Phil) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Poultry Production (UVAS).

During his M. Phil research, he identified Single Nucleotide Polymorphic Markers controlling egg production and egg quality traits in different indigenous chicken breeds. The title of his PhD research was “Performance of Dual Purpose Chicken Genotypes Under Alternative Production Systems”. Before joining University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences as a faculty member, he was working as an Assistant Farm Manager in a breeder farm of Sadiq Poultry Private Limited.

Area of Interest

  • Poultry Breeding and Genetics
  • Rural Poultry Farming

Publications

EXTENSION ARTICLE PUBLISHED:

  • “Chicken breeds Integral part of poultry production in developing states”, Muhammad Usman. The Buisness, Lahore, 17 May 2020.
  • Amjad Iqbal, Afzal Ali, Khalid Javed, Muhammad Akram, Muhammad Usman. Phenotypic characterization of indigenous chicken breeds for the first time in Pakistan. Pakistan Poultry Mag, Vol. 4, Issue July 2013. Pg: 12

RESEARCH PROJECT CONDUCTED:

  • Performance of dual purpose chicken genotypes under alternative production systems (Thesis, Ph.D. Poultry Production). Indigenous Chicken Genetic Resource Centre, Department of Poultry Production, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan., 2018-19
  • Identification of SNP markers for egg production and egg quality traits in Aseel and Naked neck chickens (Thesis, M.Phil. Poultry Production). Indigenous Chicken Genetic Resource Centre, Department of Poultry Production, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan., 2013-14
  • Comparative Study on Productive Performance, Egg Quality, Egg Geometry and Hatching Traits of Three Age Groups of Indigenous Lakha Aseel Chickens (Thesis, BS (Hons.) Poultry Science) Indigenous Chicken Genetic Resource Centre, Department of Poultry Production, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan., 2011-12

 

RESEARCH PROJECT SUPERVISED:

As Major Supervisor

TITLE OF THESIS : Color Preferences, Reward based learning and memorizing abilities in backyard type chickens and genetically improved commercial layers (Student name: Hafiz Asad Raza- M. Phil. Poultry Production- 2021)

As Member Supervisory Committee

  • TITLE OF THESIS: Impact of environmental enrichment on growth, welfare, and meat quality traits of commercial broiler (Student’s Name: Muhammad Shahid Zahoor, M.Phil. Poultry Production, Year Passed: 2021)
  • TITLE OF THESIS: Physicochemical properties of Naked neck and Leghorn chickens eggs stored at different temperature and duration during winter season (Student name: Muhammad Abdullah, M.Phil. Poultry Production-2018)
  • TITLE OF THESIS: Effect of parental age on growth, morphometric and carcass traits of three Naked neck chicken varieties (Student name: Muhammad Azhar- M.Phil. Poultry Production-2018)
  • TITLE OF THESIS: Growth performance, carcass characteristics and physiological response of broiler supplemented with different natural anti stressors during cyclic heat stress (Student name: Ali Salman Ajmal - M.Phil. Poultry Production-2018)
  • TITLE OF THESIS: Effect of initial weight gain on growth, productive and egg characteristics of commercial layer (Student name: Shamoil Tariq - M.Phil. Poultry Production-2018)

FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • As Member of Research Team
    Enhancing growth and productive performance in native Aseel chickens employing integrated selective breeding and identification of growth markers for poverty alleviation in rural areas- (Funded by Pakistan Agriculture Research Board. Total Cost =26.21 Million Rs.)

AWARDS AND HONOURS:

  • Joint Secretary, Poultry Science Club in UVAS with collaboration of World Poultry Science Association (WPSA-Pakistan), December 2017 to date
  • Honorary reviewer of Revista Brasileira de Ciência Avícola (Brazilian Journal of Poultry Science)
  • Honorary reviewer of South African Journal of Animal Sciences
  • Award presented at International Conference on Poultry Processing, 1-2 November 2017
  • Award presented at Poultry Science Conference @ IPEX 2017
  • Award presented at International Poultry Expo-2019
  • Merit Laptop Awardee, Shahbaz Sharif Youth Initiative Program, Government of Punjab Pakistan, April 2012
  • Merit Scholarship Holder in BS (Hons.) Poultry Science, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore-Pakistan, 2008-10

SEMINARS / WORKSHOPS / TRAININGS / CONFERENCES:

  • Participated in One Day Seminar on “CRISPR/Cas Let’s Talk Nobel” to celebrate the world CRISPR Day at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan, 20 October 2020
  • Participated in International Poultry Expo under the Auspices of Pakistan Poultry Association, Pakistan, 13-15 September 2019
  • Participated in One Day Awareness Seminar on “Composting: An Ultimate Safe and Beneficial Solution of Poultry Waste”, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan, 18 July 2019
  • Participated in One Day Awareness Seminar on “Utilization of Poultry Waste as an Agriculture Fertilizer”, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan, 16 April 2019
  • Participated in One Day Seminar on Broiler Breeder Essentials under the Umbrella of World Poultry Science Association (Pakistan Branch), University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan, 11 April 2019
  • Participated in two-days conference on “Trends and innovation in food processing technology: prospects and challenges” organized by Department of Dairy Technology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan, 7-8 November 2018
  • Participated in Continuous Professional Development in Broiler Production, jointly organised by Department of Poultry Production, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, BOEHRINGER INGELHELIM and VETMUNE PHARMA held at Auditorium UVAS, Lahore, Pakistan, 23 October 2018
  • Participated in Continuous Professional Development in Broiler Production, Under the Auspices of Department of Poultry Production, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, held at Dawat Restaurant Okara, Pakistan, 20 October 2018
  • Participated in International Poultry Expo under the Auspices of Pakistan Poultry Association, Pakistan, 27-29 September 2018
  • Participated in two-days training of Presiding Officers and Sr. Assistant Presiding Officers, General Election, 2018, Govt. College Pattoki, Pakistan, 9-10 July 2018
  • Participated in Summer Camp on Research Methods in Animal Production, Department of Poultry Production, Ravi Campus, UVAS, Pakistan, 25-29 June 2018
  • Participated in the meeting of Poultry Club, Department of Poultry Production, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan, 27 February 2018
  • Participated in Seminar on Potentiated Probiotics as Alternative to Antibiotic Growth Promoters for Healthy Broiler Meat organized by Department of Anatomy & History, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan, 26 January 2018.
  • Participated in 1st International Conference on Poultry Processing, Farm to Fork Management organized by Department of Poultry Production, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan, 1-2 November 2017
  • Participated in International Poultry Expo under the Auspices of Pakistan Poultry Association, Pakistan, 24-26 September 2017
  • Participated in summer research camp on “ Developing research Plans and Basics of Biostatistics” organized by Department of Poultry Production, 12 June - 27 July 2017
  • Participated in one day seminar on “Compost : A Future Tool” organized by Department of Poultry Production at Hotal Well Beans Okara on September 20, 2016
  • Participated in 1st International Conference on Recent Advances in Functional Foods organized by Department of Dairy Technology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan, 5-6 October 2016
  • Participated in workshop on Advanced Learning of Artificial Insemination in Chicken: An Emerging Trend in Pakistan Poultry Industry, 27-29 September 2016
  • Participated in “ Food and Nutrition Week 2015” organized by University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore-Pakistan and Forman Christian College Lahore, on 3-7 November 2015.
  • Participated in “International Poultry Nutrition Conference and Expo-2015” at Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore, organized by Nutritionist Association of Pakistan & University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore- Pakistan, November 3-4, 2015
  • Participated in “Training of Presiding Officers and Senior Assistant Presiding Officers Local Government Elections, Punjab” organized by the Election Commission of Pakistan. 22-10-2015
  • Participated in International Poultry Expo under the Auspices of Pakistan Poultry Association, 10-12 September 2015
  • Workshop on Capacity Building of Young Researchers, 15-18 June 2015
  • Participated in World Egg Day held at Department of Poultry Production, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan, 11 October 2013
  • Participated in International Poultry Expo under the Auspices of Pakistan Poultry Association, 26-28 September 2013
  • Participated in Five Days Workshop on “Short Course on Biostat and Data Analysis Methodologies” from 13th May to 18th May, 2013, Bio-Statistical Consulting Center, Faculty of Life Science & Business Management, UVAS Lahore.
  • Participated in 33rd Congress of Zoology organized by Pakistan Museum of Natural History, Islamabad and PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, 2-4 April 2013
  • Participated in International Poultry Expo under the Auspices of Pakistan Poultry Association, 28-30 September 2012
  • Participated in summer research camp on Developing Research Plan and Basics of Biostatistics held at Faculty of Fisheries and Wildlife, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan, 26 July – 02 August 2012
  • Participated in International Science Conference on Agriculture & Food Security Issues in Global Environmental Perspectives organized by Faculty of Agriculture, Rawalakot, Pakistan, 11-13 July 2012
  • Participated in workshop on Vaccine Production held at Department of Poultry Production, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan, 18-20 July 2011

RESOURCE PERSON:

 

  • Resource person in Seminar on “Use of Antibiotic Alternatives in Poultry Industry- Current and Future Prospects” organized by Department of Poultry Production, Ravi Campus, UVAS Pakistan, March 10, 2021
  • Resource person in Summer Camp on Research Methods in Animal Production, organized by Department of Poultry Production, Ravi Campus, UVAS, Pakistan, 25-29 June 2018

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:

  • Supervising various activities at Indigenous Chicken Genetic Resource Centre (ICGRC) from 8th November 2016 to date.
  • Member Refreshment Committee, “World Egg Day” Department of Poultry Production, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan, 8 October 2021
  • Member Organizing Committee, for one-day Seminar on “Use of Antibiotics in Poultry Industry: Current and Future Prospects”, Organized by Department of Poultry Production, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan, 10 March 2021
  • Convener Printing and Publication Committee, for one-day Seminar on “Use of Antibiotics in Poultry Industry: Current and Future Prospects”, Organized by Department of Poultry Production, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan, 10 March 2021
  • Convener Competitions Organizing Committee, “World Egg Day”, Department of Poultry Production, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan, 9 October 2020
  • Member Anti-ragging Committee, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan, 18 September 2020
  • Member Disciplinary Committee, Annual Sports, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan, 4 December 2019
  • Member Organizing Committee, to celebrate “World Egg Day”, Department of Poultry Production, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan, 11 October 2019
  • Secretary Competitions / Judging Committee, “World Egg Day”, Department of Poultry Production, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan, 11 October 2019
  • Member Organizing Committee, One Day Awareness Seminar on “Composting: An Ultimate Safe and Beneficial Solution of Poultry Waste”, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan, 18 July 2019
  • Convener Stage and Hall Management Committee, One Day Awareness Seminar on “Composting: An Ultimate Safe and Beneficial Solution of Poultry Waste”, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan, 18 July 2019
  • Member Organizing Committee, One Day Awareness Seminar on “Utilization of Poultry Waste as an Agriculture Fertilizer”, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan, 16 April 2019
  • Convener Stage and Hall Management Committee, One Day Awareness Seminar on “Utilization of Poultry Waste as an Agriculture Fertilizer”, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan, 16 April 2019
  • Member Organizing Committee, One Day Seminar on Broiler Breeder Essentials under the Umbrella of World Poultry Science Association (Pakistan Branch), University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan, 11 April 2019
  • Convener Stage and Hall Management Committee, One Day Seminar on Broiler Breeder Essentials under the Umbrella of World Poultry Science Association (Pakistan Branch), University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan, 11 April 2019
  • Member Organizing Committee “10th UVAS Convocation” 12th December, 2018 at UVAS City Campus Lahore
  • Member Organizing Committee, to celebrate “World Egg Day”, Department of Poultry Production, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan, 12 October 2018
  • Member Invitation Committee, to celebrate “World Egg Day”, Department of Poultry Production, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan, 12 October 2018
  • Convener Stage and Hall Management Committee, to celebrate “World Egg Day”, Department of Poultry Production, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan, 12 October 2018
  • Member Organizing Committee, Summer Camp on Research Methods in Animal Production, Department of Poultry Production, Ravi Campus, UVAS, Pakistan, 25-29 June 2018
  • Secretory Poster Exhibition Committee, 1st International Conference on Poultry Processing: Farm to Fork Management, Lahore, Pakistan, 1-2 November 2017
  • Secretory Print and Publication Committee, 1st International Conference on Poultry Processing: Farm to Fork Management, Lahore, Pakistan, 1-2 November 2017
  • Member Organizing Committee, World Egg Day held at Department of Poultry Production, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan, 13 October 2017
  • Member Organizing Committee, Four-day training on “Ostrich Farming” at University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, 21—24 August, 2017
  • Resource Person (Hands on Training at Ostrich Farm), Four-day training on “Ostrich Farming” at University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, 21—24 August, 2017
  • Member Organizing Committee, World Egg Day held at Department of Poultry Production, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan, 14 October 2016
  • Convener Competitions Committee, World Egg Day held at Department of Poultry Production, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan, 14 October 2016

Short Courses & Conferences attended:

  • Workshop on “Vaccine Production” in University of Veterinary and Animal Science, Lahore (18-20 July, 2011).
  • Workshop on “Developing Research Plans and Basics of Biostatistics” in University of Veterinary and Animal Science, Lahore 2012.
  • Short course on “Biostatistics and Data Analysis Methodologies” from 13-05-2013 to 18-05-2013 in UVAS.
  • Baba-e-Poultry Abdul Ghafoor Conference has been attended in University of Agriculture, 23-03-2010
  • International Science Conference “Agriculture and Food Security Issues in Global Environmental Perspectives” has been attended (11-13 JULY, 2012) in University of Poonch, Rawalakot.
  • Conference attended in International Poultry and Food Expo, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Lahore at Expo Center, Johar Town, Lahore.
  • 33rd Pakistan Congress of Zoology (2013).
  • 34th Pakistan Congress of Zoology (2014).
  • International Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Congress 2013.

Presentations in Conferences:

  • Oral presentation “Effect of different storage conditions on the physical quality traits of leghorn and naked neck chicken eggs” presented in International Poultry Expr (IPEX) 2019 on 13-14-15 September 2019.
  • Oral presentation “Pre and post moult productive performance of four different varieties of indigenous chicken Aseel at three different ages” presented in 33rd Pakistan Congress of Zoology, 2013.
  • Poster is presented in International Poultry Expo, 2013 (IPEX) titled as “Association of polymorphism in egg-related genes with production performance and egg quality in Aseel and Naked-Neck chickens”.