Dr. Ramesh Kumar Dedar

Dr. Ramesh Kumar Dedar

Area of research interest:
Equine clinical medicine, Equine sports medicine, biology of free radicals and antioxidants.


Dr. Ramesh Kumar Dedar graduated in veterinary sciences in year 1999, done his Masters degree in year 2002 and worked on ‘Paracetamol induced Hepatotoxicity in Buffalo Calves and Doctoral degree in year 2013 and worked on ‘Biomarkers of Oxidative Stress and Therapeutic Efficacy of Antioxidants in Donkeys’. He has done his all the three degrees BVSc & A.H., MVSc and PHD from the college of veterinary and Animal Sciences Bikaner. After his post graduation he worked as Research Associate at CAZRI Jodhpur in a NATP Project for two years. After completion of NATP work he has worked as a contractual veterinarian at Gangmool dairy, Hanumangarh (Rajasthan) and also worked as a lecture at a livestock Assistant training school for a short span. He joined NRCE in year 2007 as scientist. Since joining he started to study clinical diseases in equine through filed visits and health camps. He is also working for prevention, control and treatment of various ailments in NRCE equines. He is also well trained in equine endoscopy .  Now he is working in the area of equine sports medicine and at present studying the free radicals and antioxidant vitamins in sports horses. He also guided two MVSc  students.

Research Projects:

Therapeutic and performance enhancing capacity of antioxidants in equines. (PI)

A Study on Existing Management Systems and Utilization of Donkeys & Mules for Sustainable Livelihood (CO-PI)

Diagnosis, surveillance, monitoring and control of existing and emerging diseases of equines (CO-PI).

Research Achievements:

Surveyed and studied 57 different clinical ailments in indigenous horses and treated and examined more than a thousand horses through field visits and health camps.

Effectively controlled and treated the incidences of various infectious and non infectious clinical diseases in farm animals.

Surveyed for the ITK used by the farmers to control equine parasites and find a unique herbal mineral combination used by the farmers of northern Rajasthan to control gastro intestinal parasites.

Studied the seasonal variation and effect of exercise on biomarkers of oxidative stress in donkeys Studied bioavailability of vitamin E through green fodder (Oats) in Marwari horses.


 Success Stories:


Proper extension services are the prime need for the generation of suitable and required technologies by scientist and adoption of these technologies by the farmer. My journey in equine extension started since I joined the institute in 2007. That time I observed that in health camps at equine fairs, even the farmers were not willing to provide useful information and required samples.  I understood that there is need of very close relations with the farmers and the practicing field veterinarian. So I initiated to develop friendly relations with the farmers and field equine veterinarians. For this I participated in about 40 equine health camps and several farm visits. Very soon they started to believe on us and started to adopt the knowledge and technologies we wanted to offer them.  As per my experience  in start of a relation with the equine stakeholders, education plays more important role than the new technologies, just by educating the farmers about proper and balanced nutrition we successfully controlled the incidences of laminitis in nearby villages of district Hanumangarh. The technologies which have direct and immediate impact in field are very important to develop strong relations with farmers. Like obstruction of nasolacrimal duct is a common clinical problem in horses, and flushing of nasolacrimal duct through its nasal opening is an effective and immediate solution to this problem. By field demonstration of this technique a farmer feels much impressed, when the normal saline going in the nose directly appearing in the eye and a clinical problem got resolved immediately.  We distributed our contact numbers to practicing veterinarians and farmers in many districts of Rajasthan, now on an average we are attending at least 10 to 20 calls per month from the field. Now we are in contact with the veterinarians and farmers in almost all the equine populated district of Rajasthan, More than 200 farmers on the social networking sites from different states are also in contact with me and getting time to time consultancy service.  Due to results of above extension methods farmers started to believe on us.


List of Publications in last 5 years.

  • R.K. Dedar, Yash Pal, S. Kumar, S.K. Ghorui, R.A. Legha and R.K. Singh (2011). Therapeutic evaluation of ivermectin against Endoparasites of donkey.Veterinary Practitioner. 12 (1) :86-87.
  • R.K. Dedar, Yash Pal, Sanjay Kumar1, R. A. Legha and R. K. Singh (2012). anthelminitic activity of a traditional herbal mineral Combination in horses in north western rajasthanVeterinary Practitioner 13 (1):43-45.
  • R.K. Dedar, J. Singh, S.Kumar, R. A. Legha, Yashpal, Vijay Kumar and R.K.Singh (2013) Prevalence of various ailments in Indigenous horses.Veterinary Practitioner (Accepted for publication for June 2013).
  •  R.K.Dedar, A. Ahuja, Yash Pal, Legha R.A.  & N. Kataria (2013). Seasonal variations of oxidative stress biomarkers and Therapeutic efficacy of antioxidants in donkeys. Veterinary Practitioner (Accepted for publication for June 2013).
  •  Yash Pal, R.K. Dedar, S.K.Ravi, R.A.Legha, A.K.Gupta and R.K.Singh(2013). Effects of dietary antioxidant supplementation on fresh semen quality in indigenous jacks. Indian Veterinary Journal (Accepted).
  •  Yash Pal, R. A. Legha, R. K. Dedar, P. A. Bala. Socio-economic Status of Horse Owners vis-a-vis Horse Feeding and Management in Rajasthan” Veterinary World, Vol.6 No.8 August 2013(Accepted).
  •  Ahuja, A., Gahlot, T.K., Parashar, M.C. and Dedar, R.K. 2011. Chronic Renal Failure in dog due to renal calcinosis a case report. J. Canine Dev.& Res. 83-85.
  •  Samata Jain, Sushma Jain and Ramesh Dedar .(2012) An absorption electronic spectral study for the interaction of Er(III) ion systems involving some biologically important ligands in DMF stereo medium. Journal of Applicable Chemistry, 2012, 1 (3):376-380.
  •  Virmani, N., Bera, B.C., Gulati, B.R., Kurruppusamy, S., Singh, B.K., Vaid, R.K., Kumar, S., Kumar, R., Malik, P., Khurana, S.K., Singh, J., Manuja, A., Dedar, R., Gupta, A.K., Yadav, S.C., Chugh, P.K., Narwal, P.S., Thankur, V.N.L., Kaul, R., Kanani, A., Rautmare,S.S. and R.K.Singh (2010) Descriptive epidemiology of equine influenza in India (2008-2009): temporal and spatial trends. Veterinaria Italiana, 46(4), 449-458.
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