Dr. Muhammad Kashif Iqbal

PhD (Huazhong Agricultural University Wuhan China)
Assistant Professor

Mobile: 0307-0403064
Email: mkashifiqbal@cuvas.edu.pk


Dr. Muhammad Kashif Iqbal is Assistant Professor in the Institute of Continuing Education & Extension, Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bahawalpur. He qualified his DVM & MPhil from University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore-Pakistan and PhD from Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan China in Clinical Veterinary Medicine. The title of PhD research was “Treatment of chicken growth plates by HIF-1α and Hsp90 Inhibitors in Thiram induced Tibial Dyschondroplasia”. He has about 8 months Teaching and Research Experience in Department of Clinical Medicine & Surgery, UVAS Lahore. He won Start up Research Grant from HEC Islamabad entitled “Clinico-Epidemiological Investigation of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Subclinical Mastitis in Dairy Goats”. He is HEC approved supervisor. He is also editorial board member of Animal and Veterinary Science Journal and Journal of Innovative Bioresearch. He has published thirty three scientific articles with impact factor 72.82.

Areas of Interest

Clinical Veterinary Medicine


  • Iqbal MK, Nabi F, Rehman MU, Mehmood K, Huang S, Zhang H, Zhang L, Iqbal M and Li J (2018). FK228 recovers the thiram-induced tibial dyschondroplasia in chicken via Hypoxia Inducible Factor-1α. Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents, 32(1)-89-95.
  • Iqbal MK, Nabi F, Mehmood K, Rehman MU, Huang S, Zhang H, Zhang L, Ahmad HI, Iqbal M, Li  J and  Shen  Y,  2018. Healing of growth plate cartilage by hypoxia Inducible Factor-1α inhibitor Apigenin on Thiram induced Tibial Dyschondroplasia. Pak Vet J, 38(2): 143-148.
  • Iqbal MK, Liu J, Nabi F, Rehman MU, Zhang H, Tahir AH, Li J (2016) Recovery of Chicken Growth Plate by Heat-Shock Protein 90 Inhibitors Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate and Apigenin in Thiram-Induced Tibial Dyschondroplasia. Avian Diseases, 60(4):773-778.
  • Iqbal MK, Ijaz M, Aslam HB, Farooqi SH, Ahmad SS, Raheela A (2017). Prevalence and antibiotic trials against Salmonella enterica isolated from diarrheic lambs and kids. Pakistan journal of Pharmaceutical Science, 30(6):2265-2269.
  • Fazul Nabi, Muhammad Kashif Iqbal, Hui Zhang, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Muhammad Shahzad, Shucheng Huang, Zhaoqing Han, Khalid Mehmood, Nisar Ahmed, Bahram Chachar, Muhammad A. Arain and Jiakui Li (2018). Clinical efficiency and safety of Hsp90 inhibitor Novobiocin in avian tibial dyschondroplasia. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 41(6):902-911. doi: 10.1111/jvp.12692
  • Muhammad Altaf, Muhammad Ijaz, Muhammad Kashif Iqbal, Abdul Rehman, Muhammad Avais, Awais Ghaffar and Rana Muhammad Ayyub (2019). Molecular Characterization of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Associated Risk Factors with the Occurrence of Goat Mastitis. Pakistan Veterinary Journal, xx-xx. DOI: 10.29261/pakvetj/2019.079
  • Hussain K, Ijaz M, Farooqi SH, Rizvi SNB, Ali A, GhaffarA, Aqib AI, and Iqbal MK, 2018. Molecular Characterization of Clostridium perfringenstoxino-types and Type ‘D’ multidrug resistance profile in Diarrheic Sheep. Pakistan Veterinary Journal, 38(3): 271-275. DOI: 10.29261/pakvetj/2018.037.
  • Khalid Mehmood, Hui Zhang, Muhammad Kashif Iqbal, Mujeeb Rehman, Muhammad Shahzad, Kun Li, Shucheng Huang, Fazul Nabi, Lihong Zhang and Li Jiakui (2017). In Vitro Effect of Apigenin and Danshen in Tibial Dyschondroplasia through Inhibition of Hsp90 and VEGF Expressions in Avian Growth Plate Cells. Avian Diseases, 61(3):372-377.
  • Khalid Mehmood, Hui Zhang, Muhammad Kashif Iqbal, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Kun Li, Shucheng Huang, Muhammad Shahzad, Fazul Nabi and Jiakui Li (2017). Tetramethylpyrazine Mitigates Toxicity and Liver Oxidative Stress in Tibial Dyschondroplasia Chickens. Pakistan Veterinary Journal, 38(1): 76-80.
  • Khalid Mehmood, Hui Zhang, Kun Li, Lei Wang, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Fazul Nabi, Muhammad Kashif Iqbal, HouqiangLuo, Muhammad Shahzad, and Jiakui Li(2018).Effects of tetramethylpyrazineontibial dyschondroplasia incidence, tibial angiogenesis, performance and characteristics via HIF-1α/VEGF signaling pathway in chickens. Scientific Reports, 8:2495.
  • Khalid Mehmood, Hui Zhang, Xiong Jiang, Wangyuan Yao, Xiaole Tong, Muhammad Kashif Iqbal, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Mujahid Iqbal, Muhammad Waqas, Hammad Qamar, Jialu Zhang and Jiakui Li (2019). Ligustrazine recovers thiram-induced tibial dyschondroplasia in chickens:Involvement of new molecules modulating integrin beta 3, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 168: 205–211.
  • Fazul Nabi, Hui Zhang, Muhammad Kashif Iqbal, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Muhammad Shahzad, Khalid Mehmood and Jiakui Li (2018). Salvia miltiorrhiza reinstated growth plate width, liver oxidative stress and toxicity in avian Tibial Dyschondroplasia. Pakistan Journal of Zoology, 50(4): 1553-1556. 
  • Mujahid Iqbal, Hui Zhang, Khalid Mehmood, Aoyun Li, Xiong Jiang, Yaping Wang, Jialu Zhang, Muhammad Kashif Iqbal, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Wangyuan Yao, Shijin Yangand Jiakui Li (2018). Icariin: a Potential Compound for theRecovery of Tibial Dyschondroplasia Affected Chicken via Up-Regulating BMP-2 Expression. Biological Procedures Online, 20:15.
  • Rehman MU, H Zhang, Iqbal MK, Mehmood K, Huang S, Nabi F, Luo H, Lan Y and Li J. Antibiotic resistance, serogroups,virulence genes, and phylogenetic groups of Escherichia coli isolated from yaks with diarrhea in Qinghai Plateau, China. (2017). Gut Pathogens, 9:24 DOI 10.1186/s13099-017-0174-0.
  • Rehman MU, H Zhang, Iqbal MK, Nabi F, Huang S, Lan Y, Mehmood K, Luo H and Li J. Antibiotic resistance of Escherichia coli in free-ranging yaks (Bosgrunniens) from Tibetan Plateau, China. Pakistan Veterinary Journal, 37(2): 139-144.
  • Huang S, Zhang L, Rehman MU, Iqbal MK, Lan Y, Mehmood K, Hui Zhang, Gang Qiu, Fazul Nabi, Wangyuan Yao, Meng Wang, Jiakui L. (2017) High altitude hypoxia as a factor that promotes tibial growth plate development in broiler chickens. PLoS ONE 12(3): e0173698. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0173698.
  • Nabi, F., Shahzad, M., Liu, J., Li, K., Han, Z., Zhang, D., Iqbal, M.K. & Li, J (2016). Hsp90 inhibitor celastrol reinstates growth plate angiogenesis in thiram-induced tibial dyschondroplasia. Avian Pathology, 45(2):187-193.
  • Shucheng Huang, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Gang Qiu, HouqiangLuo, Muhammad Kashif Iqbal, Hui Zhang, Khalid Mehmood and Jiakui Li (2018). Tibial dyschondroplasia is highly related to suppression of the hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-1ɑ,-2ɑ, and -3ɑ expressions in chickens. Journal of Veterinary Science, 19(1): 107-115.
  • Zhang H, Rehman MU, Li K, Luo H, Lan Y, Nabi F, Shahzad M, Huang S, Liu X, Mehmood K, Iqbal MK and Li J, 2017. Antimicrobial resistance of Escherichia Coli isolated from Tibetan piglets suffering from white score diarrhea. Pakistan Veterinary Journal, 37(1): 43-46.
  • Zhang H, Rehman MU, Li K, Luo H, Lan Y, Nabi F, Zhang L, Iqbal MK et al. Epidemiologic survey of Japanese encephalitis virus infection, Tibet, China, 2015. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2017. 23(6): 1023-1024. DOI: 10.3201/eid2306.152115.
  • Lihong Zhang, Kun Li, Dongyu Liu, Shucheng Huang, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Hui Zhang, Yanfang Lan, Lei Wang, Yanan Hao, Muhammad Kashif Iqbal, Khalid Mehmood, Xiaoqiang Wang, Yangczom Chamba, Jiakui Li (2017). Seroprevalence and risk factors associated with hepatitis E virus infections among humans and pigs in Tibet, China. Acta Tropica, 172, 102-106.
  • Lihong Zhang, Shucheng Huang, Kun Li, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Xiong Jiang, Xiaole Tong, Hui Zhang, Muhammad Kashif Iqbal, Khalid Mehmood, Suozhu Liu, Yaoqin Shen and Jiakui Li (2018). Molecular Detection of Indigenous Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) from Tibetan Pigs in Tibet, China. Food and Environmental Virology, 10(4): 373-377. doi: 10.1007/s12560-018-9352-6. 
  • Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Hui Zhang, Yajing Wang, Khalid Mehmood, Shucheng Huang, Muhammad Kashif Iqbal, Jiakui Li. Experimental mouse lethality of Escherichia coli strains isolated from free ranging Tibetan yaks. Microbial Pathogenesis, 109(2017), 15-19.
  • Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Hui Zhang, Shucheng Huang, Muhammad Kashif Iqbal, Khalid Mehmood, HouqiangLuo and Jiakui Li. Characteristics of Integrons and Associated Gene Cassettes in Antibiotic-Resistant Escherichia coli Isolated from Free-Ranging Food Animals in China. Journal of Food Science, 82(8):1902-1907.doi: 10.1111/1750-3841.13795.
  • Shucheng Huang, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, YanfangLan, Gang Qiu, Hui Zhang, Muhammad Kashif Iqbal, Houqiang Luo, Khalid Mehmood, Lihong Zhang, and Jia-kui Li (2017).Tibial dyschondroplasia is highly associated with suppression of tibial angiogenesis through regulating the HIF-1α/VEGF/VEGFR signaling pathway in chickens. Scientific Reports, 7: 9089. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-09664-6.
  • Hui ZhangKhalid Mehmood, Kun Li, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Xiong Jiang, Shucheng Huang, Lei Wang, Lihong Zhang, Xiaole Tong, Fazul Nabi, Wangyuan Yao, Muhammad Kashif Iqbal, Muhammad Shahzad and Jiakui Li (2018). Icariin ameliorate thiram induced Tibial Dyschondroplasia via regulation of WNT4 and VEGF expression in broiler chickens. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 9: 123.
  • Hafiz Ishfaq Ahmad, Muhammad Jamil Ahmad, Akhtar  Rasool  Asif, Muhammad  Adnan, Muhammad  Kashif  Iqbal, Khalid  Mehmood, Sayyed Aun  Muhammad, Ali  Akbar  Bhuiyan, Abdelmotaleb Elokil, Xiaoyong  Du, Changzhi Zhao, Xiangdong Liu and Shengsong Xie (2018). A Review of CRISPR-Based Genome Editing: Survival, Evolution and Challenges. Current Issues in Molecular Biology, 28: 47-68.
  • Khalid Mehmood, Zhang Hui, Ahmad Jawad Sabir, Rao Zahid Abbas, Muhammad Ijaz, Aneela Zameer Durrani, Muhammad Hassan Saleem, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Muhammad Kashif Iqbal, Yajing Wang, Hafiz Ishfaq Ahmad, Tariq Abbas, RiazHussain, Muhammad Taslim Ghori, Sadaqat Ali, AmanUllah Khan, and Jiakui Li (2017). A review on epidemiology, global prevalence and economical losses of fasciolosis in ruminants. Microbial Pathogenesis, 109: 253-262.
  • Nabi F, Ismail Rind M, Li Jiakui, Zulqarnain M, Shahzad M, Ahmed N, Muhammad Kashif Iqbal and Rehman MU (2017). Influence of different feed forms and particle size on efficiency of broiler production. Online Journal of Animal and Feed Research, 7(2): 24-28.
  • Hafiz Ishfaq Ahmad, Muhammad Ijaz, Muhammad Kashif Iqbal, Khalid Mehmood, Babar Maqbool, Akhtar  Rasool  Asif, Muhammad  Jamil  Ahmad,Muhammad  Zahid  Farooq and Farmanullah (2018). Molecular  characterization  and  phylogenetic  analysis  of  bovine  Fasciolosis  in  indigenous  cattle  and buffalo populations in Okara, Pakistan. Scholars Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, 5(4):255-265


  • Awarded Chinese Government Scholarship (2014- 2017) for PhD
  • Awarded Start up research grant project from HEC Islamabad
  • Awarded Certificate of Reviwing from Acta Tropica Journal
  • Awarded Editorial Board Membership of Animal and Veterinary Sciences and Journal of Innovative Bioresearch 





Funding Agency



Clinico-Epidemiological Investigation of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Subclinical Mastitis in Dairy Goats

0.5 million

HEC Islamabad


Trainings/Workshops and Conferences

  • Certificate of Participation in International Buffalo Congress (IBC 2019) held on 18th -19th February, 2019 at Pearl Continental, Lahore Pakistan.
  • 3 days’ workshop on “In Service Competency Enhancement Training for University Faculty” from 28th–30th January, 2019 at Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bahawalpur in collaboration with Center for Educational Policy and Administration, UVAS.
  • 4 days National Workshop on “ Pathological Readings for Clinicians Part II” at Dept. of Clinical Medicine & Surgery from 22nd – 25th  October 2018.
  • 5 days Training on “Dairy Animal Clinical Examination and Equine Lameness” from 25th- 29th June, 2018.
  • 2 days National Workshop on “Hands-on Training on Necropsy Practice” at Dept. of Pathology, UVAS, Lahore on 23- 24th April, 2018.
  • Certificate of Participation in “First annual Academic Symposium for International students of Huazhong Agricultural University Wuhan, China” on 6th January, 2018.
  • 2 days’ workshop on Complement Fixation Test by Dept. of Microbiology with collaboration of UDL & QOL, 7th – 8th April, 2014.
  • One day training course on Clinico-Pathological Investigation of Field Diseases at Department of Pathology, UVAS Lahore, April 3rd, 2014.
  • Workshop on use of endnote held on 2nd April, 2014 at UVAS Lahore.
  • Certificate of Participation in one day seminar on “Benefits of Bio-Wache in Poultry Production” on 4th December, 2013.
  • Seminar on Modern Concepts for Poultry Production 12th September, 2013 Dept. of Physiology in collaboration with Punjab Agriculture Research Board at UVAS Lahore.
  • International Conference on Pharmaceutical Toxicology in collaboration with HEC Islamabad, Pakistan and Dept. of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, UK. April 25th -26th, 2013.
  • National Awareness Conference on "Tuberculosis a Zoonosis" on April 16, 2013.
  • 10th Annual Conferences on Emerging Trends: Zoonosis Symposium. Infectious Disease Society of Pakistan, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Lahore. 22-23 February, 2013.
  • 5th One day workshop on Young Researchers Skill Development. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Agriculture Faisalabad on 15th December, 2012.


  • He served as Veterinary Officer at Livestock Experiment Station Khizrabad Sargodha a project of Punjab Livestock & Dairy Development Board
  • He also worked as Assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Medicine & Surgery, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore


  • Life time membership of Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council ( PVMC Registration Code: RVMP/ 6499)
  • Editorial Board Membership of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (Science Publishing Group)
  • Membership of International Young Veterinary Association
  • Life time membership of UVAS Alumni Association