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Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine

Department
of Veterinary Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine

Department
of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine was established in
1991 and engaged in teaching, research and extension activities, which
include teaching of 03 undergraduate courses, 14 post graduate courses
and different PhD courses. Department also serves as main referral
laboratory for the livestock health problems in Uttar Pradesh state.
Special focus is provided to the epidemics, which spread fast and lead
to severe economic losses due to heavy morbidity and/or mortality. Such
epidemics are investigated and the diagnosis arrived along with
necessary technical advice for corrective and preventive management of
health problems in their respective areas are tendered to the Animal
Health professionals of Animal Husbandry department, Uttar Pradesh.
Research activities broadly include animal disease investigation and
surveillance work on different animal diseases of economic importance.
Extension activities are aimed at diagnostic and advisory services to
farmers of Uttar Pradesh, microbiological testing of samples from field.
The farmers and animal owners are also made aware of the economic impact
of livestock diseases and how they can keep their livestock healthy and
productive. Besides, farmers are interacted through providing
information & posters distributed/displayed in Kissan fairs,
Goshties and radio broadcasting.

TEACHING:

UG Courses:

S. No

Course Title

Course No.

Credit (T+P)

Remark

1

Veterinary Epidemiology &
Zoonoses

VPE-321

2+1

 

2

Veterinary Preventive Medicine-I
(Bacterial, Fungal& Rickettsial Diseases)

VMD-412

2+0

 

3

Veterinary Preventive Medicine-II
(Viral & Parasitic Diseases)

VMD-422

2+0

 

 

PG courses

S.
No

Course
Title

Course
No.

Credit
(T+P)

PG/PhD

1

Principles
of Epidemiology

VEP-601

2+0

PG

2

Applied
Epidemiology

VEP-602

1+1

PG

3

Livestock
and Poultry disease investigation

VEP-603

0+2

PG

4

Veterinary
Clinical Epidemiology

VEP-604

1+1

PG

5

Biosecurity
practices in disease prevention

VEP-605

1+1

PG

6

Infectious
diseases of ruminants- I

VEP-606

2+1

PG

7

Infectious
diseases of ruminants- II

VEP-607

2+1

PG

8

Infectious
diseases of equines

VEP-608

1+1

PG

9

Infectious
diseases of canine and feline

VEP-609

2+1

PG

10

Infectious
diseases of poultry

VEP-610

2+1

PG

11

Infectious
diseases of animal species of regional importance

VEP-611

2+1

PG

12

Infectious
diseases of lab & zoo animals

VEP-612

1+0

PG

13

Master’s
seminar

VEP-691

1+0

PG

14

Master’s
Research

VEP-699

1+0

PG

15

Data
collection, management and presentation

VEP-703

2+1

PhD

16

Emerging
and reemerging diseases

VEP-705

2+0

PhD

17

Advances
in prevention and control of infectious diseases of ruminants

VEP-708

2+1

PhD

18

Advances in prevention and control of

Infectious
diseases of equines

VEP-709

2+1

PhD

Research Projects (completed) in
the department

  1. Impact
    of RB-51 vaccination in control of bovine brucellosis sponsored by 
    Uttar
    Pradesh Council of Agriculture Research (UPCAR).
  2. Development of
    Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) for specific detection of Mycoplasma
    agalactiae
     and
    study of its molecular epidemiology in small ruminants
     under
    ICAR emeritus scientist scheme.
  3. Molecular
    Epidemiology of the Infectious Bovine Rhinotrachietis (IBR) Virus and
    development of quick diagnostic tool in ruminants funded by Uttar
    Pradesh Council of Agriculture Research (UPCAR).
  4. All India
    Coordinated Research Project on Epidemiological Studies on Foot and
    Mouth Diseases. – funded by ICAR.
  5. Recently ICAR
    has awarded the department centre of Excellence in Niche Area-
    “Research on Rural Livestock Production Augmentation through disease
    monitoring and health Intervention” under the plan scheme
    “Strengthening and Development of Agricultural Education” - funded by
    ICAR.
  6. Studies
    on Campylobacter infection in dogs of
    Mathura, Uttar Pradesh” sponsored by University (DUVASU), Mathura.

Head of the Department:

Dr.
Basanti Bist,

Mob.:
9719391416

E
mail: vasanti.bist@gmail.com

Faculty Members

Name

Designation Qualification Email Contact No. View
Dr.Barkha
Sharma
Assistant Professor MVSc manubarakha@yahoo.com +918439832751
Dr.
Amit Verma
Assistant Professor Ph D drakverma79@gmail.com +919456811056

Following facilities are
available in the Department of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive
Medicine

  • Diagnostic
    facilities for livestock diseases of regional importance such as
    brucellosis, colibacilosis, Johne's disease and tuberculosis.

  • During outbreaks investigation, routine surveillance of FMD
    and animal health camps organized by the university under Pashu Gyan
    Chaupal Project rendered disease diagnosis services by providing
    guidance to animal owners on health covers, disease, diagnosis,
    vaccination schedules and biosecurity measures for prevention and
    control of diseases in animals to achieve better productivity in their
    livestock.
  • Providing remedial measures, technical know-how and educated animal
    owners and veterinary professionals / concerned personnel’s on disease
    management and control in livestock with emphasis on diagnosis,
    treatment, bio-security and vaccination strategies of important
    diseases in their animals, and awareness about the recent trends in
    diagnosis/control and emerging diseases through personal
    interactions.

Major Achievements:

  1. Ph.D thesis by
    Dr. S. V. Singh was awarded Jawaharlal Nehru Award by ICAR for best
    thesis in the year 1999.
  2. Prevalence of
    mycoplasma was recorded in small ruminants.
  3. Prevalence of
    pathogenic mycoplasma and Campylobacter recorded
    in the dogs.
  4. Prevalence of
    brucellosis, Infectious bovine rhinotrachitis, Bovine viral diarrhea
    virus, was recorded in cattle and buffaloes of Uttar Pradesh.
  5. Prevalence and
    phylogenetic analysis of Foot-and-mouth disease was recorded in the
    state.