Bishwo Pokharel

CCSAW Alumni

Thesis: The Impact of Excreta/Excreta Gas Control Strategies on the Behaviour and Physiology of Laying Hens

Bishwo Pokharel completed his PhD under the supervision of Dr. Alexandra Harlander, studying the behaviour of laying hens especially with respect to their preference for different types of litters substrate and how they make decisions individually vs in a group setting. He is also involved with observing behavioural responses of laying hens exposed to different concentrations of gases, particularly ammonia.

Bishwo completed his undergraduate degree in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry from the Tribhuvan University, Nepal. After that he joined the University of Manitoba to do his Masters in Animal Science where he gained experience with well-equipped research facilities related to animal farming, feed production and biotechnology, particularly for swine and poultry. This developed his interest towards research work related to nutrition, animal health and behaviour.