Department of Animal Bioscience, Room # 043
Tanka Khanal, from Nepal, is a PhD fellow under supervision of Dr. Elijah Kiarie at Department of Animal Biosciences, University of Guelph. He earned a Bachelors of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 from Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), Tribhuvan University and worked as poultry veterinarian in Nepal for five years (2010-2015). He gained a lot of valuable experience on poultry diseases diagnosis, breeder management and diet formulation. He later pursued masters in "Animal Nutrition and Feeding Systems" at Wageningen University, the Netherlands under Erasmus Mundus Scholarship (2015-2017) where his researches focussed on alternative protein sources and amino acid metabolism in poultry.
After successful completion of master degree, Tanka joined PhD in Dr. Elijah Kiarie’s lab where he is working to understand the nutritional approaches to optimize the bone quality of growing pullets and laying hens in different housing systems. Currently, he is working on Calcium, Phosphorous and vitamin D dynamics on bone quality of laying hens. Eventually, the finding of his PhD will support laying hen farmers and other related poultry industrialists to minimize losses due to bone fracture and poor bone quality, and will further add in poultry welfare.
Besides this, Mr. Khanal loves travelling, reading books and playing football. He is a huge fan of football.