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Indian Journal of Veterinary Medicine

Editor IJVM : Dr. Mahesh Kumar 
Associate Editor : Dr. J.L. Singh

Editorial Board Members


: Dr. G.S. Parida
Dr. K. Vijaya Kumar
Dr. R.K. Bagherwal
Dr. S. L. Ali.
Editorial Board Office : G.B.P.U.A.T, Pantnagar
The Indian Journal of Veterinary Medicine is published twice in a year, June and December. It contains review articles (guest), original/applied research articles, clinical observations, preliminary re­ports of scientific studies and short communications on Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health. In addi­tion, the journal also publishes Letters to the Editor, Tips to Vets and other relevant informations.

Manuscripts. The manuscripts are accepted on the basis of scientific importance and suitability for publication on the understanding that they have not been published, submitted or accepted for publica­tion elsewhere wholly or partly in any language. The copyright of papers, accepted for publication, belongs to The Indian Society for Veterinary Medicine.

The official language of journal is English. The articles should be sent to The Editor, Indian Journal of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Vet­erinary and Animal Sciences, GB. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar-263145, U. S. Nagar, Uttaranchal, India. The manuscript should be typewritten on one side of the paper with wide margins and double spacing throughout except in abstracts, footnotes and references which should be in single spacing. It should be sent in duplicate. Each page of the manuscript should be numbered on the top corner including title page, references, tables, etc. All the pages should contain running title of the paper and surname of author(s) at the top.

Small corrections, if necessary, in the manuscript may be inserted in between the lines but the space where they should go, must be clearly indicated. Large corrections should preferably be typed on separate sheets and attached at proper places.
    The manuscript should be organized in the following order in general:
    Title with author(s) name(s) and complete address for correspondence with PIN code
    Materials and Methods
    Acknowledgement, if any
Title: Papers should be headed with full title, the initials and surname(s) of the author(s) and address of the Institution where the work was carried out. A shortened version of the title should also be supplied for running headlines. The serial titles are not acceptable, so each paper should have an individual title.

Abstract: This should not exceed 300 words and should outline briefly the purpose of the study, important findings and conclusions. Repetition and generally known information should be avoided.

Introduction: This part should state briefly the nature and purpose of the work together with the impor­tant findings of previous workers.

Materials and Methods: The author(s) should describe materials, methods, apparatus, experimental pro­cedure and statistical methods in detail to allow other workers to reproduce the results. Sub-heading may be used in this part.

Results: The experimental data should be presented clearly and concisely. Information presented in tables and figures should not be repeated.

Discussion: This should focus the interpretation of experimental findings. Do not repeat data presented in the introduction or information given in the result. References in this part should be cited as observed by Kumar et al. (1984) or in parentheses........ were found (Dwivedi et al., 1983; Singh and Singh, 1984).

Acknowledgement(s): This should be short. Grants and technical helps provided should be acknowl­edged.

References: All publications cited in the text should be presented in the form of a list of references arranged alphabetically according to authors' surnames. Don't give serial numbers. Use the following system for arranging the references.

For periodicals: name(s) and initials of author(s) year of publication (in parentheses), title of the paper, abbreviated title of the journal (in conformity with the World list of Periodicals), volume number (bold), colen, first and last page numbers.

a. For periodicals:
Bartley, E.E., Wheatcroft, K.L., Claydon, T.J. Fountaine, F.C. and Fairish, D.V. (1951).
Effectof feeding aureomycin to dairy calves. J. Anim. Set. 10: 1036-1038.

b. For books:
Snedecor, G.W. and Cochran, W.G. (1994). Statistical Methods. VIII edn., Iowa State
University Press, Iowa, USA, pp. 287-192.

c. For chapter in a book:
Thomas, J.R. and Charles, C.C. (1997). Calcium regulating hormones and diseases of
abnormal mineral metabolism. In: Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals. Kaneko, J.J., Harvey, J.W. and Bruss, M.L. (eds.). V edn., Academic Press, London, pp. 6! 9-702.

d. For thesis:
Singh, S.K. (1998). Studies on clinico-biochemical changes in Downer cow syndrome. M. V.Sc.
thesis. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India.

e. For proceedings of symposia/conference:
Shah, R.L., Kataria, J.M., Arya, S.C. and Verma, K.C. (1996). Study on inclusion body hepatitis

in broiler chicks. Proc. XX World Poult. Congress held on Sept. 2-5,1996, New Delhi, Vol. IV,pp.313-314.

Tables: These should be as few as possible and typed on separate sheets and numbered in roman numeri­cal. Each table should have a brief and self-explanatory title.

Figures: Only good quality, unfolded and unmounted glossy prints of half-tone illustrations and clear line drawings in India ink are accepted. The number of figure, the author's name and top of figure should be indicated lightly on the back by soft pencil. Legends to the figures should be typed on a separate sheet of manuscript. All the figures should be referred to in the text and their approximate place be indicated on the margin. A statement of the magnification of illustrations should be given wherever applicable. The coloured illustrations are also accepted.

Abbreviations and Symbols: Metric system should be followed in the text. The quantities should be expressed in SI units. Contributor(s) are requested to use the following abbreviations

Body weight

b wt











Counts per minute




Cubic centimeter




Degree centigrade




Degree Fahrenheit


Once a day

o d



Parts per million












Revolution per min








Square centimeter

cm 2





Kilo calories


Thrice a day






Twice a day




All other abbreviations should be spelled out when first used in the text.

Footnotes: These should be used only when absolutely essential. When used, they should be numbered in text, indicated by superscript numbers and kept as short as possible.

Clinical case reports of interesting and rare nature are published under this heading. The article sent for publication under this head, should not contain more than three typed pages including references and illustrations and should be marked 'Clinical Article' at the right upper corner of the first page of manuscript. An abstract of the case is not necessary. The manuscript should contain history and impor­tant clinical observations of the case, tentative diagnosis and its confirmation, line of treatment used and fate of the case. At last, it should have a brief discussion on the line of treatment and conclusion. All these can be given in separate paragraphs sequentially and sub-heading are not required.

The acknowledgement, if necessary, may be given but it should be as short as possible and should not bear subheadings.

The references should be given as per format for the research articles.


They should be in the same general format as full length papers, but should not exceed a maximum of three typed pages including tables and illustrations. The abstract and subheading, except for acknowledgement and references, should not be written in the manuscript. The manuscript for this head should be clearly marked 'Short Communication' at the right corner on the top of the first page of manuscript.


Indian Journal of Veterinary Medicine charges article processing fee @ Rs. 200/- per accepted article. The scanning charges for table, B & W photographs and colour photograph are to be paid by the authors @ Rs. 100/-, Rs. 200/- and Rs. 500/-, respectively, for accepted articles.

The British spellings must be followed throughout in the text and Oxford English Dictionary may be consulted in doubt.

The purchase of 25 reprints is mandatory and for every accepted article. The cost of prints shall be as per following rates.
  No. of page (s)     Cost per 25 off-prints
  1   100
  2   150
  3   200
  4   250
  5   300
  6 350.0 Additional pages Rs.    50/- per page
The British spellings must be followed throughout in the text and Oxford English Dictionary may be consulted in doubt.

Submission of updated Bio – data for publication of revised edition of

ISVM Directory

The life members of ISVM are requested to kindly send their updated bio – data on the prescribed proforma given below along with a latest passport size photograph for inclusion in the revised edition of ISVM Directory. We are in the process of revising the old edition. The complete filled proforma may kindly be forwarded to the Editor IJVM, Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Pantnagar – 263 145, U. S. Nagar (Uttaranchal) latest by 25 th January 2005.

N. B. All those members who have already a copy of ISVM Directory and willing to have revised edition copy may send a request letter to the Editor.
ISVM Who’s Directory Proforma

N. B. All those members who have already a copy of ISVM Directory and willing to have revised edition copy may send a request letter to the Editor.

                                  ISVM Who’s Directory Proforma





  1. Name.                                        : ________________________
  2. ISVM, L.M. No                        : ________________________
  3. Date of Birth                               : ________________________
  4. Educational Qualification             : ________________________
  5. Present Designation                     : ________________________
  6. Mailing Address                          : ________________________
  7. Permanent Address                     : ________________________
  8. Area of Research/ Specialization  : ________________________
  9. Awards/Honours/Recognition      : ________________________
    (Bt the Society/other Organization)



    FORM IV (See Rule 8)

1. Place of publication :

Department of Epidemiology Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, G. B. Pant University of Agri. & Tech., Pantnagar – 263 145, U. S. Nagar, Uttaranchl.

2. Periodicity of its publication : Bi-annual
3. Printer’s Name : Mr. Akshay Swaroop Gupta
Nationality : Indian
Address :

Ocean Pubicartion Near Hanuman Temple, Meston Ganj Rampur- 244 901, Uttar Pradesh

4. Publisher’s Name : Dr. Mukesh Kumar
Nationality : Indian
Address :

Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, G. B. Pant University of Agri. & Tech., Pantnagar – 263 145, U. S. Nagar, Uttaranchal

I, Mahesh Kumar, Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, G. B. Pant University of Agri. & Tech., Pantnagar – 263 145, U. S. Nagar, Uttaranchal hereby declare that the particulars given above are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Dted; 31 December, 2006   Mahesh Kumar