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 (Professor Dr.) Zulkifli Idrus
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(Professor Dr.) Zulkifli Idrus

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Country:
Malaysia

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Languages:
English, Malay

Areas of expertise:
Poultry Stress Biology and Welfare

Biography:
Professor Dr. Zulkifli Idrus received Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and M.S. degrees from Universiti Pertanian Malaysia in 1989 and 1992, respectively. He holds a PhD degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, U.S.A. where he researched on the aspects of physiological and behavioural stress responses to nutritional and thermal factors in poultry from 1992 to 1994. He began his professional academic career at the Department of Animal Science, UPM as a Tutor in 1992 and was appointed a Lecturer in 1994. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1999 and made a Professor in 2004. His research career has focused on the stress physiology, behaviour and welfare of poultry. He was made the Deputy Director of the Research Management Centre, UPM in 2003 and subsequently appointed as the Director of the Centre in 2005. Currently, Dr. Zulkifli is the Driector at the Institute of Tropical Agruiculture, UPM.

Publications:
1. Zulkifli, I., R.T. Dass and M.T. Che Norma (1999). Acute heat stress effects on physiology and fear-related behaviour in commercial broilers and red jungle fowl. Canadian Journal of Animal Science, 79:165-170.

2. Zulkifli, I., O. Fauziah, A.R. Omar, S. Shaipullizan and A.H. Siti Selina (1999). Respiratory epithelium, production performance and behaviour of formaldehyde-exposed broiler chicks. Veterinary Research Communications, 23:91-99.

3. Zulkifli, I., M.T. Che Norma, D.A. Israf and A.R. Omar (2000). The effect of early age feed restriction on subsequent response to high environmental temperatures in female broiler chickens. Poultry Science, 79:1401-1407.

4. Zulkifli, I., N. Abdullah, N. Mohd. Azrin and Y.W. Ho (2000). Growth performance and immune response of two commercial broiler strains fed diets containing Lactobacillus cultures and oxytetracycline under heat stress conditions. British Poultry Science, 41:593-597.

5. Zulkifli, I., M.T. Che Norma, C.H. Chong and T.C. Loh (2000). Heterophil/lymphocyte and tonic immobility reactions to pre-slaughter handling in broiler chickens treated with ascorbic acid. Poultry Science, 79:402-406.

6. Zulkifli, I., H.S. Iman Rahayu, A.R. Alimon, M.K. Vidyadaran and S.A. Babjee (2001). Responses of choice-fed red jungle fowl and commercial broiler chickens offered a complete diet, corn and soybean. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Science, 14:1758-1762.

7. Zulkifli, I., M.T. Che Norma, C.H. Chong and T.C. Loh (2001). The effects of crating and road transportation on stress and fear responses of broiler chickens treated with ascorbic acid in the hot, humid tropics. Archive für Geflügelkunde, 65:33-37.

8. Zulkifli, I., J. Gilbert, P.K. Liew and J. Ginsos (2002). The effects of regular visual contact on tonic immobility, heterophil/lymphocyte ratio, antibody and growth responses in broiler chickens. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 79:103-112.

9. Zulkifli, I., M.T. Che Norma, D.A. Israf and A.R. Omar (2002). The effects of early-age food restriction on heat shock protein 70 response in heat-stressed female broiler chickens. British Poultry Science, 43:141-145.

10. Zulkifli, I., P.K. Liew, D.A. Israf, D.A., A.R. Omar and M. Hair-Bejo (2003). Effects of early age feed restriction and thermal conditioning on heterophil/lymphocyte ratio, heat shock protein 70 and body temperature of male broiler chickens subjected to acute heat stress. Journal of Thermal Biology, 28:217-222.

11. Zulkifli, I (2003). Effects of early age feed restriction and dietary ascorbic acid on heterophil/lymphocyte and tonic immobility reactions of transported broiler chickens. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Science, 16:1545-1549.

12. Zulkifli, I., J. Ginsos, P.K. Liew and J. Gilbert (2003) Growth performance and Newcastle disease antibody titres of broiler chickens fed palm-based diets and their response to heat stress during fasting. Archive für Geflügelkunde, 67:125-130.

13. Zulkifli, I., S.A. Mysahra, and L.Z. Jin (2003). Dietary supplementation of betaine (Betafinīƒ’) and response to high temperature stress in male broiler chickens. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Science, 17:244-249.

14. Liew, P.K., I. Zulkifli, M. Hair-Bejo, A.R. Omar and D.A. Israf (2003). Effects of early age feed restriction and thermal conditioning on heat shock protein 70 expression, resistance to infectious bursal disease and growth in male broiler chickens subjected to chronic heat stress. Poultry Science, 82:1879-1885.

15. Zulkifli, I. and A. Siti Nor Azah (2004). Fear and stress reactions, and the performance of commercial broiler chickens subjected to regular pleasant and unpleasant contacts with human beings. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 88: 77-87.

16. Zulkifli, I., K. Juriah, Nwe Nwe Htin and I. Norazlina (2006). Responses of heat stressed broiler chickens to dietary supplementation of virginiamycin and Acid-Pak 4-Way™, and early age feed restriction. Archive für Geflügelkunde , 70:119-126.

17. Zulkifli, I., I. Norazlina, K. Juriah and Nwe Nwe Htin (2006). Physiological and behavioural responses of laying hens to repeated feed deprivation and frustration. Archive für Geflügelkunde, 70: 22-27.

18. Nwe Nwe Htin, I. Zulkifli, A.R. Alimon, T.C. Loh and M. Hair-Bejo (2007). Effects of source of dietary fat on broiler chickens exposed to high temperature stress. Archive für Geflügelkunde, 71: 74-80.

19. Zulkifli, I., Nwe Nwe Htin, A.R. Alimon, T.C. Loh, and M. Hair-Bejo (2007). Dietary Selection of Fat by Heat-Stressed Broiler Chickens. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Science, 20:245-251.

20. Nwe Nwe Htin, I. Zulkifli, M. Hair-Bejo, A.R. Omar, A. R. Alimon and T.C Loh (2007). Effects dietary linoleic and linolenic fatty acids on immune response and resistance to infectious bursal disease in broiler chickens under heat stress conditions. Archive für Geflügelkunde (in press).

*a full list of publications is available upon request.
 
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