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Veterinary Pathology

of Veterinary Pathology

inception of the Department in the year 1948, and start of postgraduate
programmes leading to award of MVSc and PhD degrees in the year 1956 and
1960, Department has made significant contributions.

work on various diseases of cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats, pigs,
laboratory animals and birds has been done. Some of the maladies were
reported for the first time in the country; salient amongst them were the
incidence of lymphosarcoma, ultimobranchial lymphoid tumors in buffaloes,
acute theileriosis, thyroid dysfunction, asiacantamoeba in lungs of
buffaloes, under developed and atrophied fallopian tube in poultry, quail
enteritis, Marek's disease in poultry, CRD, avian respiratory
chlamydiosis, transmission of maedi in host and experimental animals,
nephroblastoma in a young calf, dropsy syndrome in buffaloes, sheep and
poultry; antibacterial, immunomodulatory and wound healing properties of
cow urine in rats, incidence of Johne's disease in three months old kids.
Fowl cholera was studied in various species of birds like chicken, quails
and turkey. For prophylaxis and control oil adjuvant vaccine with addition
of Vitamin E against fowl cholera was prepared and found to be superior to
commercially available vaccines. Four research projects on Jaagziekte and
Maedi, Marek's disease and pneumonia sponsored by PL-480, ICAR and UP
Government have been completed. The department was conferred the
“Certificate of Appreciation” from USA for the excellent work on the
Jaagziekte and Maedi.

today, department is the hub on the pulmonary diseases of domesticated
animals and birds. Around one lac lungs have been pathomorphologically
examined for Jaagziekte and Maedi, Chlamydial pneumonia, pulmonary
mycoplasmosis, pulmonary mycosis and CRD. Some other areas where
majorresearch work has been taken up by Department are argemone toxicity
in birds, sheep and buffaloes. Toxicity of heavy metals like mercury,
arsenic, and lead and their pathology and pathogenesis in domesticated and
laboratory animals were studied.

has separate well equipped labs for haematology, clinicopathology,
histochemistry, immunopathology and pathomorphology. Some of the major
equipments are semiautomatic microtome, UV Spectrophotometer, digital
microscope for capturing microscopic and gross images along with
microphotographic equipments and embalming facilities for preservation of
dead-bodies and and their organs of small animals and poultry have been


department is involved in preparing best skilled veterinary pathologists
at the UG level and PG level as well.
Undergraduates: the department
deals with General Veterinary Pathology, Systemic Veterinary Pathology,
Special Veterinary Pathology, Avian Pathology, Aquatic Animal Diseases,
Hearth Care and Management and training students in Veterinary lab
Post graduate: Course work system
has been introduced form the ensuing system. A total of 68 candidates have
been completed the post graduate degree.
Doctorate: The department of
Pathology has intensely worked on research problems on horn cancer and
other neoplasm, urolithiasis, arterial disease, female reproductive
disorders, calf mortality, pulmonary Jaagsiecte and Maedi, mortalitry ,
dropsy syndrome in buffalo, sheep and birds, fowl cholera in
chicken, quails, duck, pigeons, parrots and turkeys. 


  1. Toxicopathology of various agrochemical and biological
    toxicants in poultry and laboratory animals.
  2. Investigation of infectious diseases of lab animals, poultry, wild
    birds, small and large ruminants, wild and zoo animals by means of
    clinic-pathological and histomorphological features.

Faculty Members


Designation Qualification Email Contact No. View
Neeraj Kr.Gangwar
Assistant Professor MVSc neerajgangwar@gmail.com +919412067016
Rahul Kumar
Assistant Professor MVSc rahulpoultrypatho@gmail.com +919412180872
Shyama N Prabhu
Assistant Professor MVSc kris_shyama@yahoo.co.in +917830460372

        The department is well equipped and
offers some best quality facilities. We have a very nice undergraduate
lab, Tissue processing lab, Histopathology lab, Clinical pathology
laboratory for testing clinical samples of various body fluids,
Post-mortem hall for laboratory animal, poultry and wild birds,
Post-mortem facility for small and large animals wild animals and zoo
animals, Classical museum with gross pathology specimens depicting gross
lesions of diseases, Microscope with attached digital cameras of high
resolution for displaying histopathological slides and with
microphotography facility for UG and PG students and Teaching Laboratory
with Multimedia facilities for UG and PG students.
The important instrumental facilities
available in the department include:

        Semi-automated rotary microtome,
Spectro-photometer, Binocular microscopes with high resolution photography
unit, Water bath, Hot air oven, Binocular and monocular microscopes,
Centrifuge machine, Deep freeze and Refrigerators.

        Other than the above mentioned
activities the department is also involved actively in the following
activities serving the livestock keeper, poultry farmers and pet owners;

  • Diagnostic pathology of poultry, small and large animals
    1. Necropsy
    2. Histopathology
    3. Clinical pathology
    4. Evaluation of histopathological slides
  • Maintenance of different gross pathological specimens of poultry and
    other domestic animals along with tumour specimens for educational
  • Teaching undergraduate students

        The department has an outshining
history which it has marked by doing exhaustive labour and par excellence
quality research. The department had reported some rarest findings in the
field of veterinary science, naming some are like, Incidence of
lymphosarcoma in buffaloes, Ultimobranchial lymphoid tumors in buffaloes,
Acantamoeba in lungs of buffaloes, Underdeveloped and atrophied fallopian
tube in poultry, Quail enteritis, Marek’s disease in poultry, Avian
respiratory chlamydiosis, Transmission of Maedi in host and experimental
animals, Nephroblastoma in young calf, Dropsy syndrome in buffalo, sheep
and poultry, Scientific research in healing and immunomodulatory
properties of cow urine in rats and Report of Johne’s disease in 3 months
old kids etc.