• Manuscript: The manuscripts submitted to the Editor will be accepted for publication with the understanding that the article neither has been published elsewhere, nor is under consideration by another journal, in any form. The manuscript should be presented in a clear concise and simple format containing the information, which will be helpful to the readers towards better selectivity in diagnostic and therapeutic approach.

      The manuscript to be submitted type written in English with double line space on one side of A 4 size paper with margins of at least 4 cm at the left and 2 cm at the right side. Soft copy of the manuscript in MS Word Office and send to one of the following e-mail address. 1) vetpract@gmail.com; 2) drapsinghbikaner@yahoo.co.in

      Foot notes, acknowledgement etc. should be in single line space. Each page of the manuscript including title page, tables, graphs, references, other illustrative material etc. should be numbered on right top corner of the page.

      Author declaration certificate:

      Authors submitting a paper have not been published before and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Certificate also includes permission from other copyright holders if any copyrighted materials used in manuscript. (Download Author Declaration Certificate from home page).

      The manuscript should be organized in the following order

      Title: The title of article should be well chosen and appropriate to the text. A shortened version of the title should also be given for running headlines. The title page, apart from the title, should also contain name(s) of the author(s) and complete address of the place where the work has been undertaken or the authors want to credit to. Superscripted numbers over each name should denote present post and address in the footnote. E-mail address and contact no. will also be desirable. Address of the author to whom reprint request is to be sent, should be suffixed as "(Reprint requests are solicited at this address)".

      Short title: A shortened title of the article should be written on each page of the manuscript including illustrative materials. The short title should be self-explanatory.

      Abstract: In case of full-length articles, the abstract (not more than 250 words) should be self-contained, embodying the main features and conclusions. It should bear relevance to the aims and objectives of the work. Abstract are not required in cases of short communications, news items, veterinary tit-bits etc.

      Key words: Three to five key words should be written after the abstract for indexing.

      Text: The text should begin with title of article on the top of the first page. The text should be well precise, containing short, well-thought sentences and paragraphs. Appropriate sub heads, wherever necessary, may be inserted into the text. Mention generic and trade names of drug/medicine along with the name of the manufacturer, if referred in the text. Emphasis should be given on discussion of significant information/ result. The British spellings must be followed throughout in the text and Oxford English Dictionary may be consulted in doubt.

      Introduction: Briefly state the importance and purpose of the work together with the important findings of previous workers.

      Materials and Methods: The author(s) should describe materials, methods, specific apparatus, and experimental procedure. No need to mention experimental procedure if procedure is well established, in that case give only reference. Subheading may be used in this part. Statistical designs should be incorporate in detail to allow other workers to reproduce the results.

      Results: The experimental data should be presented clearly and concisely. Information presented in tables, figures and graphs should not be repeated.

      Discussion: This should focus the interpretation of experimental findings along with reasoning.

      At last each article should have definite interpretation with research findings.

      Acknowledgement(s): Financial and technical assistance outsourced or provided by head of the any institute should be acknowledged.

      Conflict of interest: Authors are required during submission of their manuscripts to disclose any conflict of interest, and to acknowledge financial, commercial, legal, or professional relationship with other organizations, or with the people working with them, that could influence the research work. The corresponding author must ensure that all authors have been asked to disclose any conflicts of interest.

      References: Only closely related references (not more than 10 years old) should be included except for a review article. The exhaustive listing should be avoided. References should be cited as under:

      1.    In the text: References in this part should be cited as follows: The references in the text should be cited as author's surname with year of publication in parenthesis. For example: Sharma (1999), Sharma and Gahlot (2000), Sharma et al. (2000) and (Sharma et al., 2011) etc.

      2.   In bibliography: All publications cited in the text should be presented in the form of a list of references arranged alphabetically according to authors' surnames. Don't give serial numbers. References should be cited as under:

             For periodicals: Name and initial of the all authors, (year of publication in parenthesis). Title of the manuscript then title of the Journal (in conformity with the world list of periodicals), volume numbers in bold (issue): page no. (First and last page numbers of the article).

      Example: Kachhawa JP, Sharma A, Tanwar TK and Singh AP (2016) Therapeutic management of snake bite in buffalo- A Case Report. Indian J. Vet. Med. 36 (2):134-135.

          For books: Name(s) and initial(s) of authors(s) or editor(s), year of publication (in parenthesis), title, edition, name of publisher, place of publication with name of country, first and last page number of the matter cited.

      Example: Sharma SN and Gahlot AK (1997) Veterinary Jurisprudence, 4th ed., NBS Publishers and Distributors, Bikaner (Raj) India. pp. 102-104.

             For chapter in a book: Thomas JR and Charles CC (1997) Calcium regulating hormones and diseases of abnormal mineral metabolism. In: Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals. Kaneko JJ, Harvey JW and Bruss ML (eds.). V ed., Academic Press, London, pp. 619-702.

              For symposium/ congress/ proceedings: Name(s) of author(s), year of its holding (in parenthesis), proceedings of (indicate title of symposium/congress), place and date of holding the symposium/congress, first and last page number of the compendium/abstract booklet.

      Example: Chaudhri SS (2007) Diagnosis and control of surra in buffaloes. In: Proceedings of the National Seminar on "Recent diagnostic trends and control strategies for Haemo-protozoan infections in livestock", S.D. Agricultural University, Sardar Krushinagar, Gujarat, India. Feb  9-11, 2007. pp. 12-17.

             For thesis: Name of author, year (in parenthesis), title of thesis, masters/doctorate thesis, name of University and place.

      Example: Meena DS (2012) Clinico-epidemiological studies in relation to mineral status in camels (Camelus dromedaries). Ph.D. thesis, submitted to Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner.

          For personal communication: References listed as personal communication should include the affiliation and address of the communicator as well as year of communication, thus it should appear as name of communicator, year of communication (in parenthesis), name of Institution of affiliation of communicator and place.

         News paper article: Anonymous/ name of correspondent, date of publication, title of article, name of newspaper, place of publication, page number. 

      Note: Name of the journal must be in Italic letter. The abbreviated title of the journal should be standard and can be used from www.library.caltech.edu/journal-title-abbreviations and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals or from other authenticated list.

      Clinical articles/case reports: Clinical articles/case reports not more than 3 to 4 typed pages will be published under this head. The article should be of direct importance, particularly to the practicing veterinarians. Abstract of article is not required in such case. Mark clinical article/case report on top of first page on the right hand side corner. After giving brief introduction in relevance to the case, mention brief history, important clinical observations, tentative diagnosis and its confirmation, treatment etc.

      Abbreviations, symbols and units: Each abbreviation should be explained at its first occurrence in the text. As far as possible, well-accepted and routing abbreviations, symbols and nits should be used. International code for zoological, botanical, anatomical or other name should be used. Such words either should be in Italics or underlined.

      Metric system should be followed in the text. The quantities should be expressed in SI units.

      Contributor(s) are requested to use the following abbreviations.


      Abbreviations, symbols and units


      Abbreviations, symbols and units

      Body weight












      Counts per minute




      Cubic centimeter




      Degree centigrade




      Degree Fahrenheit


      Once a day




      Parts per million












      Revolution per min








      Square centimeter






      Kilo calories


      Thrice a day






      Twice a day




      All other abbreviations should be spelled out when first used in the text.

      Foot notes: Only small and most wanted footnotes should be used in the running text. Each footnote should be well marked in the text by appropriate superscript.

      Illustrations: The illustrative material like drawings, tables, figures etc., should be well related to the text and self-explanatory. The figures and tables should be numbered sequentially in numerals and cited at appropriate places in the text.

      Each table with its brief and self-explanatory title should be typed on separate page and sequentially numbered. In text, these should be referred as proper noun e.g. table 1 and so on.

      Long, complicated graphs, tables and charts should be avoided. Drawings, charts should be drawn in black ink on smooth white paper. Captions for all illustrations to be referred in the text as Fig. should be well concise, informative and typed on a separate sheet of paper. Magnifications, wherever applicable should be clearly mentioned in case of microphotographs. Mention running title of paper, figure number and mark arrow indicating top edge on the back of photograph with light pencil only.

      Note: Editor has the right to do final editorial revision of the accepted articles. The decision of the Editorial board is final for the publication of the articles.