Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Research Area(s)

  • Food animal theriogenology


  • B.V.Sc.&A.H., CCS Haryana Agricultural University, 1999
  • M.V.Sc., Rajasthan Agricultural University, 2001
  • Ph.D., University of Saskatchewan, 2012
  • Diplomate, American College of Theriogenology, 2017

Teaching and Clinical Areas

Dr. Dadarwal teaches undergraduate farm animal reproduction, cow palpation labs and is involved in clinical rotations (large animal imaging, neonatal management and bovine field service). He focuses mainly on cattle but also provide some reproductive services for small ruminants and camelids.

Research Interests

Dr. Dadarwal is developing a research program on the mucosal immunity of bovine genitalia with regards to different physiological as well as pathological conditions. He is currently focussing on the interactions between the uterine microbiome and cellular as well as molecular aspects of the bovine uterus. He has an active research on uterine cytokines and endometritis in cows. He also conducts clinical research on estrus synchronization in cattle, factors that influence bovine oocyte competence and ultrasonographic imaging of reproductive pathologies.


Dr. Dadarwal gained his academic teaching and clinical experience at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University as an Assistant Professor (2002-2007, 2013) and then at University of Saskatchewan as a resident (2014-2016). He has recently joined as a faculty member (Assistant Professor, Food Animal Theriogenology) in the Large Animal Clinical Sciences WCVM (Jan 2017).

He is a member of one reproductive health research group (http://www.usask.ca/groups/onereproductivehealth/).


  •  Caunce, S.L., Dadarwal, D., Adams, G.P., Brar, P., Singh, J.  2019.  An objective volumetric method for assessment of ovarian follicular and luteal vascular flow using colour Doppler ultrasonography.  Theriogenology, 138: 66-76.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2019.06.039

  • Dadarwal, D., González-Cano, P., Dickinson, R., Griebel, P., Palmer, C.  2019.  Characterization of cytokine gene expression in uterine cytobrush samples of non-endometritic versus endometritic postpartum dairy cows.  Theriogenology, 126: 128-139.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2018.12.011

  • Dadarwal, D., Dias, F.C.F., Adams, G.P., Singh, J.  2017.  Effect of follicular aging on ATP content and mitochondria distribution in bovine oocytes.  Theriogenology, 89: 348-358.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2016.09.039

  • Dadarwal, D., Palmer, C., Griebel, P.  2017.  Mucosal immunity of the postpartum bovine genital tract.  Theriogenology, 104: 62-71.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2017.08.010

  • Honparkhe, M., Kumar, A., Singh, A.K., Dadarwal, D., Dhaliwal, G.S.  2017.  Efficacy of various intrauterine therapies against uterine infections in repeat breeding cattle.  Indian Veterinary Journal, 94(2): 46-47.

  • Dadarwal D.; Honparkhe M.; Dias F. C. F.; Alce T.; Lessard C.; Singh J., 2015: Effect of superstimulation protocols on nuclear maturation and distribution of lipid droplets in bovine oocytes. Reproduction Fertility and Development, 27 1137-1146.

  • Dadarwal D.; Adams G. P.; Hyttel P.; Brogliatti G. M.; Caldwell S.; Jaswant S.; Singh J., 2015: Organelle reorganization in bovine oocytes during dominant follicle growth and regression. Reprod Biol Endocrin, 13 14 November 2015.

  • Honparkhe M.; Gandotra V. K.; Matharoo J. S.; Ghuman S. P. S.; Dadarwal D.; Jaswant S.; Singh J., 2014: Synchronization of follicular wave emergence following ultrasound-guided transvaginal follicle ablation or estradiol-17beta administration in water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis). Animal Reproduction Science, 146 5-14.

  • Dadarwal D.; Mapletoft R. J.; Adams G. P.; Pfeifer L. F. M.; Creelman C.; Singh J., 2013: Effect of progesterone concentration and duration of proestrus on fertility in beef cattle after fixed-time artificial insemination. Theriogenology, 79 859-866.

  • Dias F. C. F.; Dadarwal D.; Adams G. P.; Mrigank H.; Mapletoft R. J.; Singh J., 2013: Length of the follicular growing phase and oocyte competence in beef heifers. Theriogenology, 79 1177-1183.

  • Sumeet S.; Dhaliwal G. S.; Dadarwal D., 2010: Reproductive efficiency of Thoroughbred mares under Indian subtropical conditions: a retrospective survey over 7 years. Animal Reproduction Science, 117 241-248.

  • Sharma S.; Morel M. C. G. D.; Dhaliwal G. S.; Dadarwal D., 2010: The pattern of embryonic fixation and its relationship to pregnancy loss in thoroughbred mares. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 45 e61-e67.

  • Ghuman S. P. S.; Singh J.; Honparkhe M.; Dadarwal D.; Dhaliwal G. S.; Jain A. K., 2010: Induction of ovulation of ovulatory size non-ovulatory follicles and initiation of ovarian cyclicity in summer anoestrous buffalo heifers (Bubalus bubalis) using melatonin implants. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 45 600-607.

  • Dadarwal D.; Tandon S. N.; Purohit G. N.; Pareek P. K., 2004: Ultrasonographic evaluation of uterine involution and postpartum follicular dynamics in French Jennies (Equus asinus). Theriogenology, 62 257-264.