Animal nutrition award for eminent scientist
Manju Wadhwa, eminent scientist, Department of Animal Nutrition, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Science University, Ludhiana, has been conferred the Fellow of Animal Nutrition Association award for her outstanding contribution to the field of animal nutrition.
The recognition of her contribution came at the Animal Nutrition Association's eight biennial conference held at Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences here November 28-30.
Wadhwa is known for her pioneering work on improving efficiency of nutrient utilization in poor quality crop residues as also nutritional status of dairy animals in Punjab.
Her work in reducing global warming by animals led to breakthrough studies on the methane production potential of feedstuffs available in the region and development of methane mitigation strategies and has won her peer and global accolades.
Wadhwa has published over 80 research articles in national and international peer reviewed journals, a number of technical bulletins and popular articles, in addition to successfully guiding MSc students.
She has served as the editor of the Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition for two consecutive tenures besides contributing to academic discussions and conferences in Canada, Malaysia, China and Thailand, contributing to the cause of science.
An alumnus of Punjab Agricultural University, Wadhwa pursued post-doctoral research at Memorial University of New Foundland, Canada.