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Dr. Arun Phatak

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Nutrition and Feeding

Dr. Arun Phatak
Nutrition and Reproductive Management Specialist


Area of Expertise
Dr. Arun Phatak owns Reproduction Specialities, Inc., an international dairy consulting firm that provides nutrition, reproduction, mastitis and general dairy herd management advice to clients. He works with several large herds in California, and has also consulted with farms in Saudi Arabia and India. Additionally, Dr. Phatak has served as a consultant with Winrock International, with projects in India, Nepal, Russia, Turkey, Tunisia, Estonia and Algeria. Prior to establishing his consulting firm, Dr. Phatak worked as the General Manager at Nadec Dairies in Saudi Arabia, Vice-President of Price Dairies, Technical Director at Golden State Breeders and was a practicing veterinarian.


Academic Training

PhD 1982 University of Minnesota Thereogenology
MS 1978 University of Minnesota Genetics
MS 1965 University of Bombay Nutrition
DVM 1962 University of Bombay  

Professional Experience

1982 - Present Owner, Reproduction Specialties, Inc.
1991 – 1998 General Manager, Nadec Dairies, Saudi Arabia
1990 Mastitis Diagnostic Laboratory
1986 – 1989 Research Fellow and SRA III, Department of Animal Science, University of California-Davis
1985 – 1986 Vice-President, Price Dairies, New Mexico
1982 – 1985 Technical Director, Golden State Breeders
1966 – 1975 Senior Scientist, the B.A.I.F.
1962 – 1963 Veterinary Practice



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