Professor Dr. Md. Shad Uddin Mahfuz
Professor Dr. Md. Shad Uddin Mahfuz
DVM & MS in Anim. Nutri. (SAU); PhD in Anim. Nutri. and Feed Sci.(Jilin Agri. U. Jilin, P.R China); Post Doc.(China Agri. U. Beijing, P.R. China)

Dr. Md. Shad Uddin Mahfuz is a Professor of Animal Nutrition under the faculty of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Sylhet Agricultural University (SAU), Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh since August/2021. In 2010, Dr. Mahfuz hold a faculty position as a Lecturer in the department of animal nutrition and livestock management, SAU, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh. Subsequently, Dr. Mahfuz has been promoted to Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in the department of Animal Nutrition in 2012 and 2018 respectively. Dr. Mahfuz has received his B.Sc degree in veterinary and animal science (doctor of veterinary medicine, DVM) from SAU, Bangladesh in 2007 (held in 2009). Dr. Mahfuz also earned M.Sc degree in animal nutrition from SAU, Bangladesh in 2012. During this period, he has conducted research on improving low quality forages by different techniques on both in-vivo and in-vitro. In 2015, Dr. Mahfuz has awarded Chinese Government Scholarship and achieved PhD degree on animal nutrition and feed science from Jilin Agricultural University, Jilin, China, (in 2018). During this period, he has conducted research on improving production and health status by mushroom base diets in pullets and laying hens. Dr. Mahfuz also completed his postdoctoral research (Post Doc./ two-year) on broiler nutrition at state key laboratory of animal nutrition, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China in 2020. In the past ten years, Dr. Mahfuz has authored or coauthored about more than 50 research/review articles on animal nutrition and production in peer-reviewed recognized international SCI/SCIE indexed journals. Dr. Mahfuz also playing as reviewer role in more than 10 international high-end peer reviewed journals including Poultry science (Elsevier); Animal Nutrition (Elsevier); Frontiers in Veterinary Science; Animal Science Journal(Wiley Online Library); Italian Journal of Animal Science, Journal of Applied Animal Research (Taylor & Francis, U.K); Food and Function Journal (RSC) etc.

Publication Profile:
  • Total publication : 51 (Update up to November/2021)
  • SCI/SCI-E/Scopus Cited: 42; National/Int.: 9
Peer Reviewed Selected Articles:
  • Shenfei Long, Tengfei He, Sung Woo Kim, Qinghui Shang, Tadele Kiros, Shad Uddin Mahfuz, Chunlin Wang and Xiangshu Piao (2021) Live yeast or live yeast combined with zinc oxide enhanced growth performance, antioxidative capacity, immunoglobulins and gut health in nursery pigs. Animals 11:1626
  • Jiayu Ma, Shad Mahfuz, Jian wang and Xiangshu Piao (2021) Effect of dietary supplementation with mixed organic acids on immune function, antioxidative characteristics, digestive enzymes activity, and intestinal health in broiler chickens. Frontiers in Nutrition, 8:673316.
  • Qinghui Shang, Sujie Liu, Hansuo Liu, Shad Mahfuz, and Xiangshu Piao (2021) Maternal supplementation with a combination of wheat bran and sugar beet pulp during late gestation and lactation improves growth and intestinal functions in piglets. Food & Function, 12:7329-7342.
  • Jiayu Ma, Jian wang, Shad Mahfuz, Shenfei Long, Di Wu, Jie Gao, and Xiangshu Piao (2021) Supplementation of mixed organic acids improves growth performance, meat quality, gut morphology and volatile fatty acids of broiler chicken. Animals,11(11) 3020.
  • Jiayu Ma, Qinghui Shang, Shenfei Long, Sujie Liu, Shad Mahfuz, and Xiangshu Piao (2021) Growth performance, serum biochemical parameters and intestinal health of piglets as affected by dietary moa at different levels. Journal of Animal Science, 99(3),410.
  • Shad Mahfuz, Qinghui Shang and Xiangshu Piao (2021) Phenolic compounds as natural feed additives in poultry and swine diets-review. Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology, 12:48.
  • Qinghui Shang, Sujie Liu, Hansuo Liu, Shad Mahfuz, Xiangshu Piao (2021) Impact of sugar beet pulp and wheat bran on serum biochemical profile, inflammatory responses and gut microbiota in sows during late gestation and lactation. Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology,12:54.
  • Qinghui Shang, Hansuo Liu, Di Wu, Shad Mahfuz, Xiangshu Piao (2021) Source of fiber influences growth, immune responses, gut barrier function and microbiota in weaned piglets fed antibiotic-free diets. Animal Nutrition,7(2):315-325.
  • Shenfei Long, Sujie Liu, Jian Wang, Shad Mahfuz, Xiangshu Piao (2021) Natural capsicum extract replacing chlortetracycline enhances performance via improving digestive enzyme activities, antioxidant capacity, anti-inflammatory function, and gut health in weaned pigs. Animal Nutrition,7(2):305-314.
  • Jiayu Ma, Xiangshu Piao, Qinghui Shang, Shenfei Long, Sujie Liu, Shad Mahfuz (2021) Mixed organic acid alternative to antibiotics could improve serum biochemical parameters and intestinal health of weaned piglets. Animal Nutrition,7:737-749.
  • Tengfei He*, Shad Mahfuz*, Xiangshu Piao, Di Wu, Wentao Wang, Haibo Yan, Tong Ouyang, and Yahui Liu (2021) Effects of live yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) as a substitute to antibiotic on growth performance, immune function, serum biochemical parameters and intestinal morphology of broilers. Journal of Applied Animal Research 49(1): 15-22.
  • Salah Uddin Ahmad, Bing Li, Jichao Sun, Safia Arbab, Zhen Dong, Fusheng Cheng, Xuzheng Zhou, Shad Mahfuz, Jiyu Zhang (2021) Recent advances in microencapsulation of drugs for veterinary applications. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 44:298-312.
  • Shen Fei Long, Jiangxu Hu, Shad Mahfuz, Hong Ma & Xiangshu Piao (2020) Dietary compound enzymes supplementation improves performance, nutrient digestibility, serum antioxidant status, immunoglobulin, intestinal morphology, and microbiota community in weaned pigs. Achieve of Animal Nutrition. 75(1):31-47.
  • Qinghui Shang, Di Wu, Hansuo Liu, Shad Mahfuz, and Xiangshu Piao (2020) The impact of wheat bran on the morphology and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract in broiler chickens. Animals 10, 1831.
  • Shad Mahfuz, Tengfei He, Jiayu Ma, Hansuo Liu, Shenfei Long, Qinghui Shang, Lianhua Zhang, Jingdong Yin, and Xiangshu Piao (2020) Mushroom (Flammulina velutipes) stem residue on growth performance, meat quality, antioxidant status and lipid metabolism of broilers. Italian Journal of Animal Science19 (1):803-812.
  • Q.H. Shang, S.J. Liu, T.F. He, H.S. Liu, S. Mahfuz, X.K. Ma, and X.S. Piao (2020) Effects of wheat bran in comparison to antibiotics on growth performance, intestinal immunity, barrier function and microbial composition in broiler chickens. Poultry Science. 99:4929-4948.
  • H. S. Liu, S. U. Mahfuz, D. Wu, Q. H. Shang, and X. S. Piao (2020) Effect of chestnut wood extract on performance, meat quality, antioxidant status, immune function and cholesterol metabolism in broilers. Poultry Science. 99:4484-4495.
  • Shisir Swapan Chakma, Hossain Mohammad Shahadat, Fakhrul Islam, Mahfuz Uddin Bhuiyan, Zoarder Faruque Ahmed, Mohammad Mujaffar Hossain, and Shad Uddin Mahfuz* (2019) Duck-fish integration to improve food and nutrition security of poor farmers in haor areas of Netrokona district, Bangladesh. Annals of Veterinary and Animal Sciences 6(6): 21-30.
  • Jianying Zhang, Shad Mahfuz, Bao Nan, Zhi Jie Yuan, Gui Xin Qin (2020) Effect of replace soybean meal with fermented soybean meal on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, serum urea nitrogen concentration and diarrhea incidence of sucking calves. Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences 8(6): 608-613.
  • Hansuo Liu, Jiangxu Hu, Shad Mahfuz and Xiangshu Piao (2020) Effects of hydrolysable tannins as zinc oxide substitutes on antioxidant status, immune function, intestinal morphology and digestive enzyme activities in weaned piglets. Animals 10(5), 757.
  • Mahfuz Uddin Bhuiyan, Hossain Mohammad Shahadat, Shisir Swapan Chakma, Fakhrul Islam, Rafiqul Islam, Taohidul Islam, Shad Mahfuz* (2020) Prevalence of subclinical mastitis of dairy cows in bijoynagar upazila under brahmanbaria district of Bangladesh. Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences 8(4): 364-369.
  • S.U. Mahfuz, S.F. Long, and X.S. Piao (2020) Role of Medicinal mushroom on growth performance and physiological responses in broiler chicken- A Review. World Poultry Science ,76 (1) 74-90.
  • Shenfei Long, Sujie Liu, Di Wu, Shad Mahfuz and Xiangshu Piao (2020) Effects of dietary fatty acids from different sources on growth performance, meat quality, muscle fatty acid deposition, and antioxidant capacity in broilers. Animals 10, 508.
  • Shad Mahfuz and Xiang Shu Piao (2019) Use of medicinal mushrooms in layer ration- A Review. Animals, 9, 1014.
  • Tengfei He, Shenfei Long, Shad Mahfuz, Di Wu, Xi Wang, Xiaoman Wei and Xiangshu Piao (2019) Effects of probiotics as antibiotics substitutes on growth performance, serum biochemical parameters, intestinal morphology, and barrier function of broilers. Animals, 9, 985.
  • Wang S, Mahfuz S, Song H (2019) Effects of Flammulina velutipes stembase on microflora and volatile fatty acids in caecum of growing layers under heat stress condition. Brazilian Journal of Poultry Science 21(4), 001-010.
  • Shenfei Long, Li Liu, Sujie Liu, Shad Mahfuz, and Xiangshu Piao (2019) Effects of Forsythia suspense extract as an antibiotics substitute on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, serum antioxidant capacity, fecal Escherichia coli concentration and intestinal morphology of weaned piglets. Animals, 9, 729.
  • Shad Mahfuz, Tengfei He, Sujie Liu, Di Wu, Shenfei Long and Xiangshu Piao (2019) Dietary inclusion of mushroom (Flammulina velutipes) stem waste on growth performance, antibody response, immune status, and serum cholesterol in broiler chickens. Animals, 9, 692.
  • Shad Mahfuz and Xiang Shu Piao (2019) Application of moringa (Moringa oleifera) as natural feed supplement in poultry diets- A Review. Animals, 9, 431.
  • Mo Chen, Shad Mahfuz, Yan Cui, Liying Jia, Zhongjun Liu and Hui Song (2019) The antioxidant status of serum and egg yolk in layer fed with mushroom stembase (Flammulina velutipes). Pakistan Journal of Zoology 52(1), 289-392.
  • Shad Mahfuz, Shuyuan Wang, Mo Chen, Fei Zao, Dong Zhen, Zhongjun Liu and Hui Song (2019) Effects of mushroom stem waste (Flammulina velutipes) on laying performance, egg quality and serum biochemical indices. Pakistan Journal of Zoology 52(1), 255-262.
  • Guo Zhixin, ZhaoLi, Zhen Dong, Mahfuz Shad, Xu Hanyu, Song Hui, & Zhang Dongming (2019) The Effects of ethanol concentration during isolation and purity on the in vitro antioxidant properties of polysaccharides from Flammulina velutipes stembase. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, 21 (9), 895-908.
  • Mahfuz S, Wei J, Chen M, Zhen D, Nahar J, Liu Z, Song H (2018) Organic egg production, egg quality, calcium utilization, and digestibility in laying hens fed with mushroom (Flammulina velutipes) stem waste. Brazilian Journal of Poultry Science, 20 (4), 717-724.
  • Shad Mahfuz, Hui Song, Yue Miao, and Zhongjun Liu (2018) Dietary inclusion of mushroom (Flammulina velutipes) stem waste on growth performance, and immune response in growing layer hens. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 99(2):703-710.
  • S.U.Mahfuz, M.Chen, J.S.Zhou, S.Wang, J.Wei, Z.Liu and H. Song (2018) Evaluation of golden needle mushroom (Flammulina velutipes) stem waste on pullet performance and immune response. South African Journal of Animal Science. Volume 48(3), 563-571.
  • Ren Guihong, Miao Yue, Zhen Dong, Mahfuz Shad, Zhao Fei, and Song Hui (2018) Partial purification and antioxidant activities of oligosaccharides from Hericium caput-medusae (Bull.) Pers. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms 20(10):947-960.
  • Shad Mahfuz, Hui Song, Zhongjun Liu, Xinyu Liu, Zipeng Diao, Guihong Ren, Zhixin Guo, and Yan Cui (2018) Effect of golden needle mushroom (Flammulina velutipes) stem waste on laying performance, calcium utilization, immune response and serum immunity at early phase of production. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Science, 31 (5), 705-711.
  • Dong Zhen, Ling Su, Yue Miao, Fei Zhao, Guihong Ren, Shad Mahfuz, Hui Song (2018) Purification, partial characterization and inducing tumor cell apoptosis activity of a polysaccharide from Ganoderma applanatum. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 115:10-17.
  • Chowdhury MR, Khan MMH, Mahfuz SU, Baset MA (2017) Effects of dietary supplementation of spices on forage degradability, ruminal fermentation, in vivo digestibility, growth performance and nitrogen balance in Black Bengal goat. Journal Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition. 102 (2) e591-e598.
  • Mahfuz S U, Nahar M J, Chen Mo, Zhang Ganfu, Liu Zhongjun and Song Hui (2017) Inclusion of probiotic on chicken performance and immunity: A Review. International Journal of Poultry Science 16 (9), 328-335.
  • S. U. Mahfuz, M.SD. Islam, M.R. Chowdhury, S. Islam, M. K. Hasan and M. N. Uddin (2017) Influence of concentrate supplementation on production and reproduction performance of female Black Bengal goat. Indian Journal of Animal Research, 52(5)735-739.
  • Mahfuz S. U, Song H, Zongjun L (2017) Improved production performance and health status with winter mushroom stem (Flammulina velutipes ) in laying chicken: A-Review. International Journal of Poultry Science 16 (4), 112-117.
  • S U Mahfuz, M R Chowdhury, Mohammad Mehedi Hasan khan, M Abdul Baset, (2016). In vitro study of phosphate supplementation (sodium orthophosphate, nah2po4.2h2o) on degradability and fermentation of rice straw. International Journal of Biosciences (IJB) 9(6)170-176.
  • Animesh Chandra Roy, Md Rafiqul slam, Mohammed Kawser Hossain, Nasrin Sultana Lucky, Md Rashedunnabi Akanda, Bashudeb Paul, Mir Md Iqbal Hasan, Md Shad Uddin Mahfuz, Fokor Uddin, Shipra Roy (2015). Effects of various local analgesics and ketamine for cranial epidural analgesia in Black Bengal Goats. International Journal of Biological Research (IJBR), 3 (1) 19-24.
  • S U Mahfuz, M R Chowdhury, M M H khan, M A Baset, (2014) Effect of triple super phosphate supplementation on degradability of rice straw and ammonia nitrogen concentration. Small Ruminant Research Journal 120:1,15-19.
  • Uddin Md Nazim, Belal Shah Ahmed, Akanda Md Rashedunnabi, Mahfuz Md Shad Uddin, Khan Mohammad Mehedi Hasan, Baset Md Abdu (2014), Nutritional status of black bengal goat in government goat development farm, Sylhet. Annals of Veterinary and Animal Science (AVAS) 01: 96 -109.
  • M.A.A.Mahmud, M.A.Baset, S.U.Mahfuz, H.Mehraj and AFM Jamal Uddin, (2014). Relationship between milk urea nitrogen and lactation stages of dairy cows. International Journal of Business, Social and Scientific Research. 01(03):161-167.
  • M.M.Rahman, M.A.A.Mahmud, M.A.Baset, S.U.Mahfuz, H.Mehraj and AFM Jamal Uddin, (2014). Milk nutritional composition in relation to cow genotype and location of Bangladesh, International Journal of Business, Social and Scientific Research. 01(03):155-160.
  • S U Mahfuz, M M Hossain, M SD Islam, M N Uddin and M H Habir. (2011). Retrospective study of liver fluke (Fasciola gigantica) infestation in domestic ruminants. Eco–friendly Agriculture Journal 4(07): 644-647.
  • M SD Islam, M S Islam, SU Mahfuz, M Aktaruzzaman, M M Hossain and M M R Howlader, (2011). Comparative efficacy of two pattern drugs (Ivermectin, Benzyl benzoate) and herbal drug (Neem solution) against ecto parasites. Eco–friendly Agriculture Journal. Vol. 4(07): 640-643.
  • M H Habir, M A Reza, K M A Razi, M M Parvez, M A S Bag and S U Mahfuz (2010). A report on clinical prevalence of diseases and disorders in cattle and goat at the upazilla veterinary hospital, Ulipur, Kurigram. International Journal of Bio Research. Vol. 2(11):17-23.
Research Interests:
  • Avian and non-ruminant nutrition
  • Ruminant nutrition
  • Role of nutrition on Gut health
  • Feed processing and evaluation
  • Agricultural waste in animal production
  • Antibiotics free organic food production
Undergraduate Courses:
  • Poultry Nutrition-301
  • Fodder production-101
  • Animal Nutrition-201
Role as Reviewer:
  • Appointed Reviewer: Frontiers in Veterinary Science (Animal Nutrition and Metabolism Section); Animal and Veterinary Sciences (AVS) (Science Publishing Groups, U.S.A)
  • Editorial Board member: Veterinary Science Research (Singapore); Al- Azhar Journal of Agricultural Research (Egypt).
  • Invited Reviewer: Animal Science Journal (Wiley Online Library); Poultry Science (Elsevier); Animal Nutrition Journal (Elsevier); Journal of Applied Animal Research (Taylors and Francis); Frontiers in Veterinary Science; Italian Journal of Animal Science; Food and Function (RSC) and Many International Indexed Journals.
  • Post Graduate Training on Diseases Control and Pedagogic Skills, (FAO sponsored)Tufts University, USA.