Nar Kaji Gurung

207 Milbank Hall
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL 36088
Phone: 334-727-8457 (office)
E-mail: ngurung@mytu.tuskegee.edu

Appointments and Work Experience

  • 2006 to Present Research Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Caprine Research and Education Unit, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Agricultural, Environmental and Natural Sciences, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee AL 36088
  • 2000 to 2006 Ruminant Nutritionist, Kenpal Farm Products Inc, R. R. # 1,Centralia, Ontario, Canada N0M 1K0
  • 1998 – 2000 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Industrial Research Fellow, Kemptville College/University of Guelph and AERC Inc., 250 B Greenbank Road, Nepean, Ontario, Canada, K2H 8X4.

Education/Training

  • Ph.D. in Animal Nutrition, 1997: Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA
  • M.S. in Animal Nutrition, 1985: University of Melbourne, Australia
  • B. Sc. Agric. (Honors), 1978: Punjab Agricultural University, Punjab, India

Extramural Funding

  • Principal Investigator (PI): Development of silvopasture systems involving meat goats under pine plantation for enhancing economic and environmental competitiveness of limited-resource farmers and small-scale landowners. $476,577, USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture for 2010-2013
  • CO-PI: Molecular and Genetic Basis of Drug Resistance in Haemonchus contortus in Goat and Sheep, AALGA, $7,000, 2011
  • CO-PI: Investigating economic and environmental potential of goats-agroforestry system for Optimal Land Management in Alabama, AALGA, $7,000, 2011
  • CO-PI: Sustainable Goat Farming: Pasture enhancement and diet selection by goats. $14,993. Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education. 2011 – 2012
  • CO-PI: Training for sustainable year-round forage production and grazing/browsing management in the Southern Region. Southern SARE, $70,635. 2011-2013.

Membership

  • Member, American Society of Animal Science
  • Member, Animal Nutrition Association of Canada
  • Member, Gamma Sigma Delta, the Honor Society of Agriculture
  • Professional Animal Scientist, American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (2005 to present)
  • Industrial Research Fellow, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Industrial

Publications
Refereed journals

  • Tedeschi. L. O., A. Cannas, S. G. Solaiman, R. A. M. Viera and N. K. Gurung. 2011. G Development and evaluation of empirical equations to predict ruminal fractional passage rate of forages in goats. Journal of Agricultural Science. Available on CJO 2011 doi:10.1017/S0021859611000591.
  • Solaiman, S., B. R. Min, N. K. Gurung, J. Behrends, and E. Taha. 2011. Assessing feed intake, growth performance, organ growth, and carcass characteristics of purebred Boer and Kiko male kids fed high concentrate diet. Small Ruminant Research. doi: 10.1016/j.smallrumes. 2011.03.025.
  • Solaiman, S., J. Thomas, Y. Dupre, B.R. Min, N. Gurung, T.H. Terrill, G.F.W. and Haenlein. 2010. Effect of feeding sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) on growth performance, blood metabolites, and carcass characteristics of Kiko crossbred male kids. Small Ruminant Research. 93: 149-156.
  • Gurung, N. K., S. G. Solaiman, D. L. Rankins, Jr., and W. H. McElhenney. 2009. Effects of distillers dried grains with solubles on feed intake, growth performance, gain efficiency, and carcass quality of growing Kiko x Spanish male goats. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances. 8 (10): 2087-2093.
  • Solaiman, S. G., N.K. Gurung, Q. McCrary, H. Goyal, and W.H. McElhenney. 2009. Feeding performance and blood parameters of male goat kids fed EasiFlo® cottonseed. Small Ruminant Research. 81:137–145.
  • Gurung, N. K., S. G. Solaiman, D. L. Rankins, Jr., A. L. Kendricks, G. M. Abdelrahim, W. and H. McElhenney. 2011. Effects of distillers dried grains with solubles on apparent nutrient digestibility and passage kinetics of Boer x Spanish castrated male goats. Journal of Applied Animal Research. In Press.
  • Min, B. R., S. G. Solaiman, N. K. Gurung, and J. Behrends. 2011. Effects of tannin-containing pine bark supplementation on performance, feed efficie4ncy, ruminal fermentation, and carcass and non-carcass traits on crossbred goats. Journal of Animal Science. In press.

Book Chapter

  • Gurung, N. K. and S. G. Solaiman. 2010. Goat Breeds in “Goat Science and Production” by S. G. Solaiman. Blackwell Publishing Ltd., UK.

Outreach/Service

  • Tuskegee University Prevet Club Advisor, 2007 to present
  • Tuskegee University Animal Care and Use Committee Member, 2007 -2011
  • Tuskegee University Animal Care and Use Committee Vice-Chair, 2011 to present
  • Adviser to Alabama Farmers Federation, Meat Goat and Sheep Commodity 2006 to present
  • International Advisor to the Boer Goat Research and Up-scaling Committee, nominated by National Animal Science Research Institute, Nepal Agricultural Research Council, Ministry of Agriculture, Nepal, 2010 to present

Awards/Honors/Leadership      

  • Outstanding Faculty Performance Award for Service, CAENS, Tuskegee University, 2009

Reviewer

  • Small Ruminant Research, 2007 to present
  • Journal of Applied Animal Research, 2010 to present

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