Dr. Eaknath B. Chakurkar     Principal Scientist (Animal Reproduction & Gynecology) & Director (Acting)






                                                                Address: Room No. S12, Animal Sciences Section,


                                                                Old Goa 403 402

                                                                Phone: 0832 2284678 Extn 310

                                                                Fax: 0832-2285649

                                                                Email: eaknath.chakurkar@icar.gov.in  , eknchakurkar@yahoo.com





Academic background:   

Ph.D.,  Bombay Veterinary College,  Parel Mumbai Balasaheb   Sawant  Konkan  Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, Maharashtra, 2002

M.V.Sc. , College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Marathwada Agricultural University, Parabhani, Maharashtra, 1990

B.V.Sc. & A.H., College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Marathwada Agricultural University, Parabhani, Maharashtra, 1988


Research interests and current focus


Use of advance techniques like Embryo transfer technology, synchronization of estrous, use of ultrasonography for fertility management,  to enhance fertility and productivity of farm animals and transformation of these findings in farmers field.  Estrous synchronization and controlled breeding in case of meat and dairy animals so as to get production as per market requirements. 

  Reproduction management and reproductive health care of dairy animals to get optimum  milk productin in unit time as well as calf a year program. Enhancement of conception rate  in AI.

Improvement in reproduction and production of meat animals especially pigs, rabbits and goats so as to increase meet meat requirement of the region. This includes introduction and improvement of  breeding stock.

Broiler Rabbit rearing in cage system can enhance income of the farmer if he adopts it along with back yard poultry which is common technology adopted.  Rabbit can utilize vegetable waste, need not have area for free range  in backyard. This can even be adopted in urban area.

Goa Local pigs have the growth rate of 100- 120 g/ day and attain 30-40 Kg bodyweight after 8-9 nine months of rearing. While the crossbred pig Goa local X Large White Yorkshire has growth rate of 450 g/ day and attain 80- 90 Kg at marketing age. By growing a crossbred pig, the farmer will get about 50 Kg additional body weight gain with low feed consumption, i.e., about 4000 rupees per pig additionally.

Current focus is on improvement in pigs of the region by crossbreeding with exotic high performance breeds like Large White Yorkshire and Duroc as well as upgrading the nondescript pigs with exotic.


Outreach and extension  

    Technologies like Crossbred pigs   (Goa Local X Large White Yorkshire) produced  is recommended for Local  hot and humid climatic conditions of Goa as well as for the area having  similar climatic conditions. This has got better growth rate as compared to  Local pigs at the same time it has better adoptability than Large White York Shire. The crossbreed pig developed has gained popularity among farmers of the state and institute could attract RKVY project for product of Cross breed pig.

 Control of  infectious infertility in dairy animals of Goa, practices to improve  fertility by Nutritional management in milking animals in Goa state, early pregnancy diagnosis in pigs with ultrasonography   and Standardization of Protocol for Oestrous synchronization in Goa Local and large white Yorkshire pigs were developed and taken to farmers field directly or through developmental agencies.

            Technology of broiler rabbit production was standardized and commercialized.  Consultancy Training programs were conducted  with nominal fees from the participants. The technology was disseminated to farmers of Goa, Maharashtra  Karnataka and Kerala.   Farmers have attended the   Consultancy course of “Commercial Rabbit Rearing” during 2007-2010. many rabbit units have been set up in Goa, Karnataka(Belgaum area) Maharashtra  ( Kolhapur, Sangali, Satara, Pune  Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri) These units are earning good profit and are becoming source of encouragement  for new farmers to take up the enterprise.


Membership in professional societies

  1.  Indian Society for study of Animal Reproduction

  2.  Indian Society for Advancement of veterinary research

  3.  Indian Society of Animal Nutrition and Feed technology.         

  4.  Indian Society of Sheep and Goat production and utilization     

  5.  National  Association for  Welfare of Animals and  Research  

  6.  Association for coastal Agricultural Research  Goa

Awards and honours

  • Certificate of Excellence : Bharat Jyoti Award, India International Friendship Society, 4th Oct, 2008

  • Certificate of Fellow of National Academy Of Veterinary Sciences (India), National Academy Of Veterinary Sciences (India), 28th June 2007

  • Certificate of Appreciation for contributions in field of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry, Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Government of Goa Panaji , 23rd March 2006

  • Certificate of Appreciation for short term research work , Laboratory of Biomeical Microbioloy and Immunology (University  of Veterinary Medicine in Kosice),,27 Feb, 2005

  • “FAKHRUDDIN ALI AHMED AWARD”  by Indian Council of   gricultural Research (I.C.A.R.) For outstanding agricultural research in tribal areas for the biennium ,1996-97  which is a National level team award consisting citation, medal and Rs.50000 (Rs. Fifty thousand). It was presented by Hon. Union Agricultural Minister  Mr. Sompal  on 16th July 1998.

  • Certificate of  Merit For Highest CGPA in M.V.Sc.  Marathwada Agriculture University, 1989-1990

  • Fellow of “National Academy of Veterinary Sciences


Academic/ Student advising

Three master students guided. Also Advisory Member  for M .V .Sc. Student  Dr. Minal Devrukhka,    Bombay Veterinary College, Bombay,  Maharashtra Fisheries and Animal Science University, Nagpur MAHARASHTRA


Research Publications


  • P.K Naik , M. Karunakaran, B.K. Swain, E.B Chakurkar and N.P Singh 2016 Voluntary Intake and Digestibility of Nutrients in Heifers Fed Hydroponics Maize (Zea mays L.) Fodder Indian. Journal of Animal Nutrition 2016. 33 (2) : 233-235

  • M. Karunakaran, E.B Chakurkar, U. Ratnakaran, P.K Naik, M. Mondak, A. Mondal & N.P. Singh 2016 Characteristics of boar semen preserved at liquid state  Journal of Applied Animal Research. 26 Feb 2016

  • E.B. Chakurkar, Sajan S. Naik, S.B. Barbuddhe, M. Karunakaran,  P.K. Naik and N.P. Singh 2015 Seminal attributes and sperm morphology of Agonda Goan Pig Journal of applied Animal Research 2015 Vol. 00 No. 00, 1-5

  • S.K. Das, E.B Chakurkar, D Kumar and N P Singh 2015 Performances of Murrah Crosss Buffaloes  Under Coastal Climate of Goa XXII Annual convention of Indian Society of Animal Production and Management /2015/Pg. No. 357

  • E.B. Chakurkar, P.K. Naik, B.K. Swain and N.P. Singh 2014 Performance of Crossbred Pigs Reared Under Traditional and Scientific Feeding Practices in Goa Animal Nutrition & Feed Technology (2014) 14 : 405-409

  • P.K. Naik, B.K. Swain, E.B . Chakurkar & N.P. Singh 2014 (SHORT COMMUNICATION  Feed Intake and Nutrient Digestibility in Dairy Cows Fed Rations Containing Soybean Meal or Cotton Seed Meal Based Concentrate Mixtures Indian. Journal of Animal Nutrition 2014. 31 (4) : 393-395

  • E. B. Chakurkar, P. K. Naik,  B. K. Swain and N. P. Singh 2013 Effect Of Feeding Standard Grower Diet On The Performance Of Large White Yorkshire And Goa Local (50%Cross) Pigs Indian Vet. J., March 2013, 90(3) : 131 – 132

  • P K NAIK, R.B DHURI, B K SWAIN, M KARUNAKARAN, E B CHAKURKAR and N P SINGH 2013 Analysis of existing dairy farming in Goa Indian Journal of Animal Science 83 (3): 299-303, March 2013/Article

  • E. B. Chakurkar, P. K. Naik,  B. K. Swain and N. P. Singh  2012 PERFORMANCE OF Different Brreds of PIGLETS ON STARTER DIET in Goa  Indian Veterinary Journal., April 2012, 89 (4) : 85-86

  • Naik P.K.*, Swain B.K., Chakurkar E.B., Singh N.P. 2012 Assessment of potential animal and poultry feed resources in Goa Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology Year :2012, Volume : 12, Issue : 1  First page (127) Last page : (133) Print ISSN :0972-2963. Online ISSN : 0974-181X

  • Swain B.K. .*,  Naik P.K., Chakurkar E.B., Singh N.P. 2012 Effect of combined supplementation of probiotic and economics of production in broiler chickens Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology Year :2012, Volume : 12, Issue : 1  First page (103) Last page : (110) Print ISSN :0972-2963. Online ISSN : 0974-181X

  • P.K Naik, E.B. Chakurkar, B.L Manjunath, B.K. Swain and N.P Singh 2011 Production Potential of Fodder  Maize as Intercrop with Cashew  Indian Vet. J., August 2011 , 88 (8): 130

  • B.K. Swain1 and E.B. Chakurkar 2011 Replacement of Soybean Meal by Fishmeal in Growing Vanaraja Chickens Indian Vet.j., April 2011, 88 (4) : 44 – 45

  • B.K. SWAIN*, P.K. SWAIN, E.B. CHAKURKAR AND N.P. SINGH 2011 Effect of probiotic yeast supplementation on performance, egg quality characteristics and economics of production in Vanaraja layers Indian Journal of Poultry Science (2011) 46(3): 313-315: Research Article

  • B.K. Swain1 and E.B. Chakurkar 2011 Maxigro  Supplementation on Production Performance of Vanaraja Hens Indian Vet. J., February 2011, 88 (2) : 51 - 53

  •  Eaknath B. Chakurkar 2009 Synchronization Of Estrous In Local Nondescript And Large White Yorkshire sows Under Coastal Climatic Conditions Indian Jour. Animal. Repro.  Dec2009(2)9, pages 39-41

  • R. Mucha a, M.R. Bhide a,b,*, E.B. Chakurkar c, M. Novak b, I. Mikula Sr.a,b 2009 Toll-like receptors TLR1, TLR2 and TLR4 gene mutations and natural resistance to Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis infection in cattle Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 128 (2) 381–388

  • Swain B.K. and Chakurkar E. B.2009 Assessment of problend  supplementation   on the performance  and economics of production of Vanaraja chickens J. Appl. Anim. Res. 36:203-206

  • Chakurkar E.B., Nirmale A.V. Sundaram, R.N.S. and  Barbuddhe S.B. 2007 Induction of estrous in goats, during non-breeding season Indian Veterinary Journal 84: 1092

  •  E B Chakurkar, V.L. Deopurkar, S. A. Chauba,  and S. R. Chinchkar 2007 Efficacy of different PGF2α analogues for synchronization of estrus in Gir cows and their crosses Indian Journal of Animal Scienc77(2)170-172

  • PariharV.S., Barbuddhe S. B. ,Chakurkar E. B., Danielson-Tham, M-L. and Tham W.  2007 Isolation of  Listeria Species from farm bulk milk at the receiving dairy plant and cervico-vaginal swabs. Indian Journal of Comparative Microbiology, Immunology and infectious disease, 28: 53-55.

  • E B Chakurkar, V.L. Deopurkar, S.A. Bakshi and H.S. Birade 2006 Different aspects of superovulation in Gir and its crosses  Indian Veterinary Journal83: 856-857

  • E.B. Chakurkar, V.L. Deopurkar and S.A. Chaubal 2006 Fertility in donors after superovulation and embryo collection Indian Veterinary Journal83: 741-742

  • Mangesh Bhide  , Eaknath Chakurkar  , Ludmila Tkacikova, Sukhadeo Barbudhe , Michal Novak, Ivan Mikula 2006 IS900-PCR- based detection and Characterization of Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculisis from Buffy coat of cattle and sheep Veterinary Microbiology112:33-41

  • E B Chakurkar, V.L. Deopurkar, S. A. Chauba and H. S. Birade 2005 Effect of progesterone supplementation on implantation rate in ETT Indian Veterinary Journal82: 436-437

  • Chakurkar E. B.,  Deopurkar V.L. and Veena Naik 2005 Use of flushing technique from ETT to correct repeat breeding in cows Indian Vet.Med. Jour.,29: 193-194

  • Chakurkar E. B. and Deopurkar V.L. 2005 Implantation in Gir cross recipients with fresh and frozen embryos Indian Vet.Med. Jour.,29: 131-132

  • B.K. Swain, R.N.S. Sundaram, E B Chakurkar and S.B Barbuddhe  2005   Effect of feeding rice kani on the performance of chicks in coastal climate Indian J. Anim. Nutri. 22(1) 64-66

  • Swain, B. K; Sundaram R.N. S  and Chakurkar, E. B.  2005 Effect of feeding supplemental calcium from different sources on the performance of Rhode Island Red laying hens  Ind. J.Poutry Sci.t 1 40(1)  79-82.

  • Barbuddhe S.B. Sundaram, R.N.S Chakurkar E.B., Sahare A. M., and Swain, B. K; 2005 Seroprevalence  of Contagious Caprine  Pleuropnuemonia  , blue tongue and Peste des petits de ruminants among goats in Goa region Indian Journal of Comparative Microbiology, Immunology and infectious disease, 26:No.1 42-43.

  • Chakurkar E. B..; Deopurkar V.L.; Bkshi S.A. and  Chinchkarl S. R 2005 Effect of Progesterone level  at the time of superovulation and number of embryos recovered in Gir an their crosses Indian Journal of Veterinary Research14:No1 15-19

  • Chakurkar E. B., Deopurkar V.L.; Bakshi S.A. and Chaubal S. A.  2004 Embryo recovery in Gir and its crosses with **different gonadotropins Indian Journal of Veterinary  Research 13:No1 13-17

  • Chakurkar E. B..; Deopurkar V.L.; Bakshi S.A. and  Chinchkar S.R. 2004 Success rate of Embryo Transfer and serum Progesterone level in recipients of Gir and its crosses under farm conditions.  Indian Vet. Journal 81: 250-254.

  • Barbuddhe S.B. Chakurkar E.B., Bale M.A, Sundaram, R.N.S and Bansode R.B. 2004Prevalence of brucellosis in organized dairy farms in Goa region Indian Journal of Animal Science74(10)1030-1031

  • E.B. Chakurkar, V.L. Deopurkar,  S.R. Chinchkar and M. B. Patil 2003 Effect of phosphorus supplementation on progesterone output in Gir and its     crossbreed cows Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology  3:83-86

  • Subhadra Devi, G., Barbuddhe S.B. Chakurkar E.B and D’Cruz L.a.2004 Haematology  of domestic  rabbit, Oryctolagus  Cuniculus Bioved,15(1,2)7-9

  • Chakurkar E. B. ;Sundaram R.N.S. and Barbuddhe S. B. 2003 Efficacy of cane jaggery  and oral calcium suspension to improve kit survival in rabbits under coastal climatic conditions.  Indian Journal of Small Ruminants 9(1) 138-139

  • Chakurkar, E. B. Deopurkar V.L. ; Birade H. S.; and Chinchkar, S.R. 2003 Serum progesterone levels in recipients of Gir and its crosses after Embryo Transfer under farm conditions Journal of Bombay Vet. College 11 (1&2)  4 –5.

  • Chakurkar, E. B. Deopurkar V.L. ; and Chinchkar, S.R. 2003 Comparison of pregnancy rate in ETT and Artificial Inseminationbased on progesterone level on seventh day post estrus Journal of Bombay Vet. College 11 (1&2) 18 –20.

  • Barbuddhe, S. B.; Isloor, S.;  Chakurkar, E. B. ; Swain, B. K. Barman  D.;  and Rajsekhar , M. 2003 Prevalence of Brucella  antibodies in bulk milk samples in Goa region  Ind. J. Vet. Publ. Health 1(2)  173-175.

  • M.T. Mane,  ,  H.S. Birade V.L. Deopurkar, S. A. Bakshi, S.U. Gulavane, M.B. Patil, R.S. Nehete  and E.B.    Chakurkar 2002 Control of abortion in brucella positive cattle using Cotton strain-19 J. Bombay Vet. Coll.10(1&2) 54-55and Levamisole

  • M.T. Mane,  ,  H.S. Birade V.L. Deopurkar, S. A. Bakshi, S.U. Gulavane, M.B. Patil,R.S. Nehete  and E.B.    Chakurkar 2002 Clinical efficacy of two therapeutic regimes for  controlling abortions due  to   Brucellosis in cattle J. Bombay Vet. Coll.10(1&2) 42-43

  • Chakurkar E. B..; Deopurkar V.L.; Bkshi S.A. and  Veena Naik 2002 Cryopreservation of cattle embryos by vitrific2002ation Indian Journal of Veterinary Research.11No2 9-12

  • Barbuddhe S.B.,  Chakurkar E.B. and Sundaram R.N.S 2001 Studies on incidence and etiology of bovine mastitis in Goa region.  Indian Journal of Comparative Microbiology.Immunol.Infect.Dis.22No2,164-165.

  • Chakurkar, E.B., Barbuddhe S.B. and Sundaram R.N.S 1999 Biochemical profile of rabbit serum in coastal climatic conditions. Indian Vet. Jour. 77, 167-168

  • Chakurkar, E. B., Sundaram, R.N.S. and Barbuddhe S.B 1997 Comparative  efficacy of different treatments in improving sexual receptivity and conception in low reproductive rabbit does Indian Jour. Vet. Res.  6,  28-31

  • Chakurkar E.B., Sundaram, R.N.S. and Bhattacharya,A.R 1997 Efficacy of benzyle benzoate and ivermectin in the treatment  of ear mite infestation in  rabbits .  Indian Vet. Jour. 74, 288-289.

  • Sundaram,R.N.S., Chakurkar E.B .and Bhattacharyya A.R 1997 Voluntary feed intake and nutrient digestibility of exotic meat  rabbit under tropical coastal climate Indian.Vet. Jou.74, 80-81.

  • Chakurkar,E.B.,Bhattacharya, A.R. and Sundaram, R.N.S 1996 Improvised artificial vagina for rabbit semen collection Indian Jour. Animal. Repro.  17, 154. .

  • Chakurkar, E.B., Bakshi, S.A. and Pargaonkar,D.R 1994 Efficacy of urine barium chloride test for early pregnancy   diagnosis in goats Live stock Adv. 19, 29-33.

  • Chakurkar E.B., Bakshi, S.A. and Pargaonkar, D.R 1994 Detection of pregnancy by administration of hormones in goats Livestock Adv. 19, 34

  • Chakurkar E.B. and  Arle B.K 1992 Foetal anasarca in a doberman bitch Indian J. Anim. Repro. 13, 98.

  •  Chakurkar E.B., Bakshi, S.A. Pargaonkar, D.R. and Markendeya, N .M 1991 Abdominal  ballotment and rectoabdominal palpation methods    for  pregnancy    diagnosis in goats  Indian Vet.  Jour. 68, 1082-1083   

  • Chakurkar E.B., Bakshi, S.A. and Pargaonkar, D.R 1991Chemical,   biological and  consistency of mammary secretion tests for pregnancy diagnosis in gots. Indian J. Anima. Repro. 12, 67-69.   


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