August 11, 2016

Dr. MOHAMMAD RASHEDUL ALAM

Dr. MOHAMMAD RASHEDUL ALAM

Professor

Department of Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
Chittagong-4225, Bangladesh
Telephone: +88 031 659093 ext: 197
Mobile: +88 01819336142
Email: rashedul2000@yahoo.com ,  ralamcvasu@gmail.com

 

Biography

 

Dr. Mohammad Rashedul Alam received the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and MS in Physiology from the Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. Thereafter, he received postgraduate training in animal welfare science from the University of Cambridge, UK. He received further postgraduate diploma training on farm animal welfare from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, UK. He was awarded the Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry from the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, Japan. He obtained a Postdoctoral Endeavour Research Fellowship for farm animal welfare from the Animal Welfare Science Centre, the University of Melbourne, Australia.

He joined in the Department of Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU) as a Lecturer in 2001 and served as an Assistant Professor until 2004 and an Associate Professor from 2004 until 2012. Currently, he holds a position as Professor in the same Department at CVASU. Earlier he worked for the Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute as a Scientific Officer in 2000. He also served as a Veterinary Surgeon in the Department of Livestock Services in early 2001. His research interests are in the areas of stress physiology of animals, heat stress in cattle and water buffalo, stress during pre-slaughter handling, slaughter system, the welfare of animals during transport and at livestock market, human-animal relationships (HARs) with dairy cattle, and on-farm welfare assessment of dairy cow and meat chickens.

Dr. Alam has a significant record of research that includes publications in a number of papers in the respected journals such as Animal Welfare, The Bangladesh Veterinarians, Journal of Commonwealth Veterinary Associations, Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Record, Meat Science, Progressive Agriculture, Tropical Animal Health Production, Bangladesh Journal of Livestock Research, Bangladesh Veterinary Journal, British Poultry Science and Neuroscience Letters. In addition, he has published a significant number of papers and abstracts in the proceedings of various conferences. Dr Alam has had some professional achievements during his academic career. He is the first veterinarian to introduce the concept of animal welfare to the nation at a veterinary professional level at the 4th annual scientific conference of CVASU in 2006. He is the first veterinary professional to publish research findings on animal welfare in journals both at home and abroad. He developed the course syllabus for the first course on animal welfare in Bangladesh. Currently he is developing the course modules for an animal welfare science course for undergraduate veterinary students. He has received several prestigious national and international positions and awards during his academic career

Research Interest

His research career started at the Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute as a Scientific Officer in 2000, where he worked as part of the herd health program which focused on the production and reproduction performance of dairy cows. When he joined the Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University he was able to extend his work on animal welfare science. He first reviewed various animal welfare situations in Bangladesh and made some recommendations that were published in a peer reviewed journal. He developed the research expertise on animal welfare science by attending training, workshops, conferences and participating in joint research in the UK, Thailand, India, Japan, and Australia. He has a strong commitment to improving animal welfare in Bangladesh through teaching, outreach, and research. He is particularly interested in the following:

Stress physiology of animals

Assessing and addressing the welfare of intensively managed dairy cows in Bangladesh

Human-animal relationships (HAR) in dairy cattle and its implications for animal welfare

Effects of heat stress on the welfare and productivity of intensively managed dairy cows

Studies of the welfare of birds slaughtered at kitchen markets

On-farm welfare assessment of broiler chickens

Welfare of cattle and water buffalo during transport and at livestock markets in Bangladesh

Welfare of animals during pre-slaughter handling and at the time of slaughter

Stress during pre-slaughter handling

Journal Publications

1)Alam MR, Yoshizawa F and Sugahara K. Voluntary food intake variation in growing chickens on lysine-free diet is attributed to the plasma lysine level. British Poultry Science, 55 (5): 605-609. 2014.

2)Alam MR, Yoshizawa F and Sugahara K. Local administration of L-DOPA in the chicken ventromedial hypothalamus increases dopamine release in a dose-dependent manner. Neuroscience Letters, 529: 150-154. 2012.

3)Alam MR, Yoshizawa F and Sugahara K. Oral administration of lysine restores food intake and ventromedial hypothalamic dopamine in chickens on a lysine-free diet. British Poultry Science, 53 number 5: 651-557. 2012.

4)Islam SKMA, Alauddin M, Hassan MM, Khan SA, Alam MR, Hossain MB, Ahasan ASML, Saifuddin AKM, Sultana S, Tun HM, Shaikat AH, Debnath NC and Hoque MA. Biochemical Analysis on Blood and Crop Contents of Household Chickens Along With Their Production and Health Status in Bangladesh Pakistan Veterinary Journal, 32(4): 575-578. 2012.

5)Alam MR, Yoshizawa F and Sugahara K. L-DOPA induced extracellular dopamine increases in the ventromedial hypothalamus affects food intake by chickens on a lysine-free diet, Neuroscience Letters, 495, Issue 2: 126-129. 2011.

6)Gregory NG, Alam MR, Rahman MM, Jabbar MA and Uddin MS. A note on water quality associated with slaughter premises in Bangladesh. Meat Science, 88: 791-793. 2011.

7)Alam  MR, Gregory NG,  Jabbar  MA, Uddin MS,  Kibria  ASMG and Silva-Fletcher A. Skin injuries identified in cattle and water buffalo at livestock markets in Bangladesh. Veterinary Record, 167: 415-419. 2010.

8)Alam MR, Gregory NG, Uddin MS, Jabbar MA, Chowdhury S and Debnath NC. Frequency of nose and tail injuries in cattle and water buffalo at livestock markets in Bangladesh. Animal Welfare 19: 295-300. 2010.

9)Alam MR, Gregory NG, Jabbar MA, Uddin MS, Widdicombe JP, Kibria ASMG, Khan MSI and Mannan A. Frequency of dehydration and metabolic depletion in cattle and water buffalo transported from India to a livestock market in Bangladesh. Animal Welfare 19: 301-305. 2010.

10)Alam MR, Gregory NG, Uddin MS, Jabbar MA, Silva-Fletcher A, Kempson AGC and Saifuddin AKM. Frequency of heat stress in cattle and water buffalo at livestock markets in Bangladesh. Journal of Commonwealth Veterinary Association 26: 13-17. 2010.

11)Hoque MA, Skerratt LF, Cook AJC, Khan SA, Grace D, Alam MR, Vidal-Diez A and  Debnath NC. Factors limiting the health of semi-scavenging ducks in Bangladesh. Tropical Animal Health production, 43:441-450. 2010.

12)Kibria ASMG,  Awal MA,  Mostofa M, Saifuddin AKM,  Alam MR and Asgar MA. Detection of ciprofloxacin and enrofloxacin residues in broilers of Chittagong.  International Journal of Bioresearch, 2(12): 33-35. 2009.

13)Islam SKMA, Hoque MA, Hassan MM, Alam MR, Hossain MB, Roy K, Ferdueshy T,  Khan SA and Saifuddin AKM.  A cross-sectional study of triclabendazole plus levamizole and combination of sulphonamides against gastrointestinal parasites and coccidiosis of goats. Bangladesh Journal of Livestock Research, 16 (1&2): 92-96. 2009.

14)Alam MR. A review of the animal welfare situations in Bangladesh. Journal of Commonwealth Veterinary Association, 24 No 2: 21-23. 2008.

15)Gregory NG, Wenzlawowicz MV, Alam MR,  Anil HM, Yeşildere T and Silva-Fletcher A. False aneurysms in carotid arteries of cattle and water buffalo during shechita and halal slaughter. Meat Science. 79: 285-288. 2008. 

16)Hassan MM, Islam SKMA, Alam MR, Khan SA and Ahasan ASML. Arsenic toxicosis in dairy herd in Chittagong, Bangladesh. International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Technology. 4: 28-31. 2008.

17)Khan SA, Hassan MM,  Alam MR, Islam SKMA and M.A Hoque Prevalence of unsuccessful services and evaluation of intervention on dairy cattle at Sonargaon Veterinary clinic in Narayangonj, Bangladesh. International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Technology. 4: 1-4. 2008.

18)Alam MR, Gregory NG, Silva-Fletcher A, Saifuddin and Ahasan ASML. A Study of Welfare issues during Animal Transport and Slaughter in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Veterinarian. 24: 87-97. 2007.

19)Islam SKMA, Ahasan ASML, Chanda GC, Alam MR, Saifuddin AKM, Sultana S and Hassan MM. A study on productive and reproductive traits and periparturient events of mare reared at intensive farm condition. Bangladesh Journal of Livestock Research, 14 (1&2) 104-110. 2007.

20)Islam SKMA, Hoque MA, Alam MR, Hassan MM and Rahman MA. A cross sectional study on production performance of stall-fed dairy cattle at central cattle breeding station (CCBS), Savar, Dhaka. Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 4(1): 61-63. 2006.

21)Alam MR, Hoque MA, Rahman MA, Islam SKMA and Rahman MM.  Haematological pictures in clinically affected dogs. Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary Medicine. 3: 63-65. 2005.

22)Faruqe MO, Alam MR, Bhuiyan MER and Myenuddin M. Haematological pictures of healthy hubbard classic broiler birds. Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 3: 17-19. 2005.

23)Alam MR, Rashid MH, Hossain MB, Ahmed N and Saha KC. Hemato-biochemical parameters in different breeds of duck. Progressive Agriculture, 12 (1&2): 131-135. 2001.

24)Bhuyian MER, Alam MR, Myenuddin M and Hossain M. Physio-pathological changes due to aflatoxin contaminated feed in broiler chicks. Bangladesh Veterinary Journal, 36: 137-139. 2001.

25)Rahman MM, Alam MR, Ahmad N, Hasim MA and Saifuddin AKM. Comparative Effects of surgical and chemical methods of caponization on body weight and certain blood values in birds. Bangladesh Veterinary Journal, .36: (1-2):27-29. 2001.

26)Alam MR, Bhuyian MER, Rahman MA, Myenuddin M and Ahmad N. Productive and reproductive performances of indigenous and crossbred dairy cows in some selected farms. Progressive Agriculture. Vol. 12: 137-140. 2001.

27)Sil BK, Hossain KM, Taimur MJFA, Haque ME, Alam MR, Rahman MM, Roy A, Alam J, Rashid B, Akter N, Pramanick BK and Anower AKMM. Development of Mab- based Enzyme Immuno Slide Assay (EISA) for the rapid and accurate field diagnosis of peste des petits ruminants’ virus. Bangladesh Journal of Livestock Research. Vol. 8 (1&2): 48-63. 2000.

28)Sil BK, Taimur MJFA, Hossain KM, Giasuddin M, Haque ME, Chowdhury ER, Alam MR and Sarker AJ. Preliminary study towards the development of inactivated PPR vaccine. Bangladesh Journal of Livestock Research. Vol. 8 (1&2): 1-2. 2000

Conference Articles

1)Alam MR, Sato S, Nihei N, Yoshizawa F and Sugahara K. Effects of high ambient temperature on physiological performances and brain oxidative stress in growing chickens. Proceedings of the thirteen  Annual Scientific Conference in the Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh 2-3 April, pp. 102-108. 2016.

2)Al-Amin, Islam MJ, Shaikat AH, Chowdhury S, Faruk MSA, Islam SKMA, Hossain MB, Doyle R, Regenstein JM and Alam MR. Welfare assessment of dairy cow and its economic impact. Proceedings of the 12th  Annual Scientific Conference in the Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh 21-22 March, pp. 16-29. 2015.

3)Islam MJ, Al-Amin, Shaikat AH, Chowdhury S, Imtiaz MA, Hassan MM, Saifuddin AKM, Doyle R, Regenstein JM and Alam MR. Welfare assessment of animal during slaughter and its economic impact. Proceedings of the 12th  Annual Scientific Conference in the Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh 21-22 March, pp. 30-40. 2015.

4)Alam MR, Yoshizawa F and Sugahara K. Extracellular dopamine in the ventromedial hypothalamus and voluntary food intake in chickens fed on lysine-free diet. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of Japan Society for Animal Nutrition and Metabolism, 58 (1): Tokyo, Japan, May 17, 2014.

5)Alam MR, Yoshizawa F and Sugahara K. Manipulation of extracellular dopamine level in the ventromedial hypothalamus affects food intake by chickens on a lysine-free diet. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of Japanese Avian Endocrinology (JAE), Okayama, Japan. November 25-26, 2010.

6)Alam MR, Yoshizawa F and Sugahara K. Extracellular dopamine in the ventromedial hypothalamus increases after administration of Nomifensine and L-DOPA in freely moving chicks as measured by brain microdialysis. Proceedings of the 21st Annual Meeting of Microdialysis, Tokyo, Japan, December 11, 2010.

7)Alam MR, Yoshizawa F and Sugahara K. Oral administration of lysine restores food intake and ventromedial hypothalamic dopamine in chickens on a lysine-free diet. Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of Japan Poultry Science Association, Nagoya, Japan March 3, 2012.

8)Alam MR, Yoshizawa F and Sugahara K. L-DOPA induced extracellular dopamine in the ventromedial hypothalamus affects food intake by chickens on a lysine-free diet. Proceedings of the tenth  Annual Scientific Conference of the Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh, March 6, pp. 93-105. 2013.

9)Alam MR, Yoshizawa F and Sugahara K. Voluntary food intake variation in growing chickens on lysine-free diet is attributed to the plasma lysine level. Proceedings of the 15th Asian-Australasian Animal production (AAAP) Congress. Bangkok, Thailand, November, 2012.

10)Alam MR, Gregory NG, Jabbar MA, Uddin MS, Arafat MY  and Debnath NC. Welfare of cattle and water buffalo during slaughter and its effluent impact on environment in Bangladesh. Proceedings of the 7th Annual Scientific Conference of Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong Bangladesh. 13-14 March, 2009.

11)Alam MR. Animal welfare in Bangladesh. Proceedings of the 15th CVA Asian regional meeting, conference and workshop on concepts in animal welfare. Bangalore, India 22-24 February, pp. 53-60. 2008.

12)Alam MR, NG Gregory NG, Jabbar MA, Uddin MS, Chowdhury S, Saifuddin AKM, Debnath NC, Arafat MY and Silva-Fletcher A. Welfare of cattle and water buffalo at livestock market in Bangladesh. Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Scientific Conference of the Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh 4-6 March, pp. 94-113. 2008.

13)Alam MR, Uddin MS, Kibria ASMG, Jabbar MA, Hassan MM and Sultana S. Animal transport and slaughter: An animal welfare issue in Bangladesh. Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Scientific Conference in the Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh 13-14 March, pp. 26-33. 2007.

14)Alam MR. Animal welfare developments and activities in Bangladesh. Proceedings of the fifth Annual Scientific Conference of the Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh 13-14 March, pp. 24-25. 2007.

15)Hassan MM, Islam SKMA, Khan SA, Alam MR, Hoque MA and Banu Q. A prevalence survey of ecto and endo-parasites and impact of anthelmintic treatment against affected Black Bengal Goats at semi-scavenging system under Pahatali Thana, Chittagong, Bangladesh. Proceedings of the fifth Annual Scientific Conference of the Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh 13-14 March, pp. 131-147. 2007.

16)Alam MR. Animal Welfare: An Introduction for Bangladesh. Proceedings of the fourth Annual Scientific Conference of the Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh 28-29 March, pp. 171-188. 2006.

Conference Abstracts

1)Sugahara K, Sato S, Alam MR, Nihei N, Yoshiwaza F. Effects of high ambient temperature on physiological responses and brain oxidative condition in growing chickens. Proceedings of the 17th Asian-Australasian Animal production (AAAP) Congress. Fukuoka, Kyusyu, Japan, August 22-25, 2016

2)Sugahara K, Sato S, Nihei N and Alam MR. Application of brain microdialysis technique for determining hydroxyl radicals in cerebrospinal fluid of growing chickens. Proceedings of the 26th Annual meeting of microdialysis conference. Tokyo, Japan, December 19, 2015.

3)Al-Amin, Islam MJ, Shaikat AH, Chowdhury S, Faruq MSA, Islam SKMA, Hassan MM, Hossain MB, Regenstein JM, and Alam MR. Assessing dairy cattle welfare using farm condition, animal based measurements and physiological indicators. 8th One Health Bangladesh Conference, 29-31 March, pp 28. Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2015.

4)Al-Amin, MJ Islam, Shaikat AH, Chowdhury S, Faruq MSA, Islam SKMA, Hassan MM, Hossain MB, Shawn MAI, Saifuddin AKM, Regenstein JM, and Alam MR. Welfare assessment of dairy cows and its economic impact. 12th Annual Scientific Conference, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, 25-26 April, pp 20. Chittagong, Bangladesh 2015.

5)Al-Amin, MJ Islam, Shaikat AH, Chowdhury S, Faruq MSA, Islam SKMA, Hassan MM, Hossain MB, Shawn MAI, Saifuddin AKM, Regenstein JM, and Alam MR. Welfare assessment of animal during slaughter and its economic impact. 12th Annual Scientific Conference, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, 25-26 April, pp 22. Chittagong, Bangladesh 2015.

6)Jabbar MA, Alam MR, Regenstein JM, Shaikat AH, Hossain MB, Islam SKMA, Monalisha and Hassan MM. Assessing dairy cattle welfare in Bangladesh with different housing systems using animal based measurements and farm records. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of the Association of Institutes for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Johannesburg, South Africa 25 – 29 August, 2013

7)Alam MR, Gregory NG, Jabbar MA, Uddin MS, Widdicombe JP, Kibria ASMG, Khan, MSI and Mannan A. Frequency of dehydration and metabolic depletion in cattle and water buffalo transported from India to a livestock market in Bangladesh. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of the Association of Institutes for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Johannesburg, South Africa 25 – 29 August, 2013

8)Alam MR, Gregory NG, Jabbar MA, Uddin MS, Arafat MY  and Debnath NC. Welfare of cattle and water buffalo during slaughter and its effluent impact on environment in Bangladesh. Seventh Annual Scientific Conference of Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong Bangladesh. 17-19 March. Pp. 38, 2009.

9)Alam MR. Animal Welfare: Bangladesh’s Perspectives. Fourteenth Bangladesh Society for Veterinary Education and Research Ascon xiv pp.61 (Annual Scientific Conference), BSVER, Publication no. 33. 2008

10)Alam MR, Gregory NG, Jabbar MA, Uddin MS, Chowdhury S, Saifuddin AKM, Debnath NC, Arafat and M, Silva-Fletcher A. Welfare of cattle and water buffalo at livestock market in Bangladesh. Sixth Annual Scientific Conference in the Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU), Chittagong, Bangladesh 4-6 March, pp. 26. 2008.

11)Islam SKMA, Hoque MA, Hassan MM, Ahasan ASML, Khan SA, Alam MR and Saifuddin AKM. Existing status of the family poultry, production performance and evaluation of nutrients in the crop and blood of fayoumi and deshi chickens in intensive and semi-scavenging rearing system. Thirteenth Bangladesh Society for Veterinary Education and Research Ascon xiii pp.20 (Annual Scientific Conference), BSVER, Publication no. 32, 2007.

12)Saifuddin AKM, Hoque MA, Alam MR, Rahman MA and Rahman MM. Measurement of the frequency of the diseases and disease condition of dogs with their diagnostic tools used based on pet practitioners data from Dhaka and Chittagong. Tenth Bangladesh Society for Veterinary Education and Research Ascon x pp.24 (Annual Scientific Conference), BSVER, Publication no. 27, 2004.

Teaching 

Undergraduates

Basic and Circulatory Physiology (BCP-101)

Systemic Physiology (SPH-102)

Neuro-endocrine and Reproductive Physiology (NRP-201)

Animal Welfare and Veterinary Ethics (AWE-401)

Postgraduates

Animal Behavior and Welfare (ABW-601)

Concepts of Animal Welfare (CAW-601)

Wildlife Physiology (WPH-601)

Avian Physiology (APH-601)

Endocrine and Reproductive Physiology (ERP-601)

Body Fluids and Circulatory Physiology (BCP-601)

Integration Physiology (IPH-601)

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