Veterinary Parasitology

1. About the Department :

The Department of Parasitology has been actively engaged in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching, research and extension in the field of Veterinary Parasitology since 1930.The post –graduate teaching and research leading to Masters and Doctoral degrees were also imparted from 1962 to 1978 when the P.G. Programme was transferred to Ranchi Veterinary College. The M.V.Sc. teaching and research was revived again in 1981 and since then this department is regularly training students for the award of M.V.Sc. degree. Till date a total of 59 research scholars have completed their Master degree and currently six students are continuing their studies for M.V.Sc programme and one student is continuing his Ph.D. programme. The department had the distinction of having parasitologists of national and international repute who provided new thrust to our present knowledge of facilities in poultry coccidiosis and bovine trichomoniosis. The Department has the unique distinction of providing three successive Directors of the Institute of Animal Health and Production, Patna for past four decades except for a brief intervening period an example not available for any other Departmental of the College.

With the introduction of the 5 year degree programme under new semester system the undergraduate courses of this Department have been reorganized to make it more practical oriented under the specilisation of General Parasitology, Helminthology, Entomology& Acarology and Protozoology.

The research work of the Department has been organized on three major aspects,  Helminthology, Protozoology and Acarology section. The helminthology section is conducting research on the chemotherapy of gastro-intestinal nematodes, liver fluke disease and immature amphistomiosis. The protozoology and acarology section is the largest research group of this Department and is conducting researches on protozoal diseases of major economic importance to the country. This department has the unique distinction of organizing the “Asian Congress in Veterinary Parasitology”, “International Conference in Disaster Management of Livestock in Flood” and also in  providing many Directors of the institute of Animal Health and Production. Veterinary Parasitology is one of the few Departments of Bihar Veterinary College, Patna which offers Undergraduate, Post-graduate and also the  Doctorate programme.

2. Mandate/Objective :

  • To impart quality education in Veterinary Parasitology with areas of specification Veterinary Helminthology, Entomology and Acarology and Protozoology
  • To strengthen research in the areas of Veterinary Helminthology, Entomology & Acarology and Protozoan parasitic diseases ; to study the effect of parasitism, identification, including their epidemiological, chemoprophylatic  & immunoprophylactic studies and developed local prophylactic and control strategies
  • To participate in the programmes of extension education and training, provide diagnostic services of parasitic diseases and help in transfer of technology from lab. to land for the prevention and control of ecto and endo parasites of various animals.

3. Faculty Position :

1. Dr. Sachidanand Samanta Ray
Univ. Professor & Chairman
09473422185 samantarays@hotmail.com
2. Dr. Shiwa Ranjan Prasad Sinha
Univ. Professor
09835290414 sinhasrp@yahoo.com
3. Dr. Raj Kishore Sharma
Asstt. Professor
09430202793 rksharmaparasito@rediffmail.com
4. Dr. Ajit Kumar
Asstt. Professor
09431489392 ajitkumar.976@rediffmail.com
5. Dr. Pankaj Kumar
Asstt. Professor
09470834033 drpankajvet96@gmail.com

 

4. Teaching :

(i) U.G. Courses (VCI Syllabus):

Sl. No.

Course No.

Course Title

Credit hrs.

Semester

1.

VPA 211

General Veterinary Parasitology

1+1=2

III

2.

VPA 221

Veterinary Helminthology

2+1=3

IV

3.

VPA 311

Veterinary Entomology and Acarology

1+1=2

V

4.

VPA 321

Veterinary Protozoology

2+1=3

VI

5.

VLD 421

Laboratory Diagnosis-I Clinics

0+2=2

VIII

6.

VLD 421

Laboratory Diagnosis-II Clinics

0+2=2

IX


(ii) P.G. Courses (As per ICAR) :
M.V.Sc. Courses

Sl. No.

Course No.

Course Title

Credit hrs.

1.

VPA-601

Veterinary Helminthology -1 (General Parasitology & Platy- helminths

2+1=3

2.

VPA-602

Veterinary Helminthology –II (Nemathelminths)

2+1=3

3.

VPA-603

Veterinary Entomology

2+1=3

4.

VPA-604

Veterinary Protozoology

2+1=3

5.

VPA -605

Parasitological Technique

 0+1=1

6.

VPA-606

Clinical Parasitology

1+1=2

7.

VPA-607

Trends in Control of Livestock and poultry Parasites

1+1=2

8.

VPA608

Immunoparasitology

2+1=3

8.

VPA-609

Parasitic Zoonoses

2+0=2

9.

VPA-610

Parasites of Zoo and Wild Animals

 2+1=3

10.

VPA-611

Malacology

1+1=2

11.

VPA-691

Master’s Seminar

0+1=1

12.

VPA-699

Master’s  Research

20


Ph.D. Courses


Sl. No.

Course No.

Course Title

Credit hrs.

1.

VPA 701

Application of remote sensing and Geographical information System

1+2

2.

VPA 702

Molecular Diagnostics and Vaccine development in Parasitology

2+1

3.

VPA 703

Host Parasite Interactions

2+0

4.

VPA 704

Advances in Protozoology

2+1

5.

VPA 705

Advances in Veterinary Helminthology -I

2+1

6.

VPA 706

Advances in Veterinary Helminthology -II

2+1

7.

VPA 707

Advances in Entomology and Acarology

2+1

8.

VPA 708

In vitro cultivation of Parasite

1+2

8.

VPA 709

Emerging and Re-emerging of Parasitic Diseases

2+0

9.

VPA 710

Bionomics of Parasites

3+0

10.

VPA 711

Environmental Parasitology

1+1

11.

VPA 790

Special Problem

0+2

12.

VPA 791

Doctoral Seminar I

1+0

13.

VPA 792

Doctoral Seminar II

1+0

14.

VPA 799

Doctoral Research

45

N.B. : A Ph.D. student may also take 600 series courses of M.V.Sc. if not studied during Master’s programme.

5. Research :

(i) Post Graduate Research (Curricular) :
 M.V.Sc. Degree awarded :

Sl. No.

Name of the Student

Year

Title of the thesis

1.

Dr. R.R. Sinha

1962

Studies on certain Helminth Parasites of domesticated Mammals.

2.

Dr. G.S. Mukhopadhyay

1962

Studies on Helminth parasite of domestic Fowls

3.

Dr. G.K. Sinha

1963

Studies on Helminth and Protozoan parasites of domesticated pigs

4.

Dr. H.Bali

1963

Studies on Helminth and protozoan parsites of Sheep (Ovis aries).

5.

Dr. B. Singh

1964

Studies on biology, pathogenecity an chemotherapy of Ascaridia galli in domestic fowl (Gallus domesticus).

6.

Dr. D. N. Mohanty

1964

The role of vitamin deficient diet in coccidiosis caused by Eimaria tenella in domestic fowl (Gallus domesticus).

7.

Dr. L. N. Mandal

1965

Studies on experimental trypanosomiasis in dogs caused by Trypanosoma evansi (Steal, 1885).

8.

Dr. V. S. Pandey

1966

Observation on the morphology,biology and pathogen city of Echinococcus granulosus  (Batsch, 1786).

9.

Dr. R. N. P. Sinha

1967

Studies on protozoan parasites of pigs with special reference to experimental Trypanosoma evansi (Steal, 1885).

10.

Dr. G. M. Kumar

1971

Studies on Helminth Parasites of dogs with special reference to histochemistry and histopathology of
Opisthorchis neverca.

11.

Dr. B.N.Sharma

1971

Studies on Helminth Parasites of Buffaloes with special reference to Gigantocotyliasis and Setariasis.

12.

Dr. A. K. Sinha

1971

Studies on Haemonchus bispinosus with special reference to the effect of hydrocortisone administration on natural and acquired resistance in kids.

13.

Dr.A. Kumar

1973

Studies on the parasites of poultry with special reference to the control of poultry lice.

14.

Dr. K.D.Prasad

1973

Studies on the control of paramphistomiasis in goats.

15.

Dr.N.R.P Sinha

1974

Studies on the migratory behavior of Neoascaris vitulorum larvae in albino mice with special reference to pathological and hematological changes.

16.

Dr. M.N. Sahay

1975

Studies on experimental infection of  Schistosoma nasale in laboratory Animals.

17.

Dr.A.C. Paul

1977

Studies on helminth parasites of swine in Chotanagpur with special reference to the larvae of Neoascaris vitulorum (Goeze, 1782) in laboratory animals during gestation.

18.

Dr. A.K. Arya

1977

Biology of the Eichnostome malavanum (Leipur, 1911) an intestinal echinostome of man and pig.

19.

Dr. A.N. Jha

1978

Studies on epidemiology of protozoan infection in poultry

20.

Dr. S.K. Mishra

1978

Studies on host- parasite relationship of Ascaridia galli (scharant. 1788) in fowl and pigeon

21.

Dr. Ashok Dayal

1979

Studies on Ancylostoma duodenale with particular reference to its chemical composition and development in albino mice.

22.

Dr. S.R.P. Sinha

1979

Studies on the ticks of cattle and buffaloes of goats in chotanagpur and their control.

23.

Dr. A.R. Deo

1979

Studies on coccidiosis of domestic animals and their control.

24.

Dr. A.K.Saha

1984

Experimental Studies on Sarcocystis  levinei.

25.

Dr. Kanak Lata

1985

Studies on immunization against the common cattle tick Boophilus microplus.

26.

Dr. C.S. Datta

1985

Studies on host-parasite relationship and chemoprophylaxis of theileriasis in exotic and cross-bred cattle.

27.

Dr.S.S.Das

1985

Immunological Studies on cattle tick Boophilus microphlus.

28.

Dr. H.K. Sinha

1985

Host-parasite relationship in Neoascaris vitrulorum infection  in Calves.

29.

Dr. Y.P. Singh

1988

Epidemilogy of bovine theileriasis in north and central Bihar.

30

Dr. A.Kumar

1988

Studies on the immunology and control of caprine sarcocystis.

31.

Dr. B.G. Deo

1989

Chemoprophy laxis of drug resistant strain of E. tenella in poultry.

32.

Dr. C.K. Rano

1989

Studies on the prevalence and epidemiology of Haemotropic diseases in cattle in Bihar.

33.

Dr. Ravi Srivastava

 

Prevalence and epidemilogy of parasitic diseases in some important Zoo animals.

34.

Dr. Praveen Kumar Pathak

1990

Comparative Studies on the efficacy of some acaricides against the common Ixodid ticks.

35.

Dr.Aman Srivastava

1997

Effects of some acaricides in tick infested animals.

36.

Dr. Saday Prasad Singh

1997

Comparative Studies on Impact of the control of Heminth parasites with special reference to Fasciolopsis buski in pigs.

37.

Dr. Kumud Ranjan

1998

Studies on gastrointestinal parasites of goats in and around Patna with special reference to Cotylophoron  cotylophorom.

38.

Dr. Vikash Kumar Srivastava

1998

Studies on the infestation in Zoo birds with special reference to lice infestation.

39.

Dr. Vijay Kumar Singh

1998

Studies on cocciosis in Japanese quail (Coturnix  coturinx japonica) and its control measures.

40.

Dr. Narayan Prasad Basel

2001

Epidemilogical Studies on tick-borne intrancellular haemoprotista of cattle of Eastern terrain region of Nepal and its adjoining district of  Bihar.

41.

Dr. Gopal Prasad Singh

2001

Comparative Studies on indigenous and non-indigenous drugs for control of ticks infestation in cattle.

42.

Dr. Rinesh Kumar

2001

Studies on ecto and endo parasites of Quail (Coturnix coturinx japonica).

43.

Dr. Pankaj Kumar

2001

Studies on mites infestation in dogs with special reference to chemotherapy.

44.

Dr. Nagmani Kumar Sinha

2002

Studies on Boophilus and Hylomma species with special reference to blood protozoan parasites in cattle, in and around Patna.

45

Dr. Pratibha Kumari

2002

Studies on helminth parasites in cattle and Buffalo with special reference to Toxocara vitulorum.

46.

Dr. Sunil Kumar Baitha

2002

Studies on helminth parasites of Japanese quail with special reference to “Ascarida galli”.

47.

Dr. Lalan Kumar

2004

Studies on coccidiosis in goats with special reference to chemotherapy.

48.

Dr. Upendra Pandit

2004

Epidemiological studies only Fasciloa and Amphisotme in some river bank districts of Bihar with special reference to chemotherapy.

49.

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma

2004

Helminth Parasites in dogs with special reference to Toxacara canis.

50.

Dr. Pankaj Kumar

2004

Studies on the effect of synthetic pyrethroid and a herbal compound on dog infested with ticks.

51.

Dr. Rampravesh Kumar

2005

Studies on Epidemiology, Biology and control of ixodid ticks of sheep and goat.

52.

Dr. Sashikala

2005

Studies on resistance of some inophores against Eimeria tenella field isolates.

53.

Dr. Suman Kumar

2006

Studies on resistance of some chemical compounds against Eimeria tenella fields isolates.

54.

Dr.Arun Kumar

2006

Research Work on the problem of Clincopthological and therapeutic aspects of Gigantocotyl explanatum  in buffalo (Bublus bubalis).

55.

Dr. Bharat L. Sadarao

2007

Studies on Gastrointestinal Helminth Parasites in pigs with special reference to Ascaris suum

56.

Dr. Priti Manya

2007

Studies on bovine coccidiosis with special reference to chemotherapy

57.

Dr. Sunil Kumar

2008

Studies on certain intestinal Parasites in chicken with special reference to its chemotherapy.

58.

Dr.Rinki Kumari

2007

Epidemiology of blood protozoan parasites of dogs with special reference to pathogenesis, diagnosis and control of Ehrlichiosis

59.

Dr.Suchita Kumari

2007

Helminthic infections of gastrointestinal tract of sheep and goats in and around Patna district.

60.

Dr.Md.Ziyual Hoda

2007

Migratory behavior of ascaris larvae with subsequent pathological changes in rabbits.

61.

Dr.Premlata

2009

Effect of different feed additives on the pathogenesis and severity of  Eimeria tenella infection poultry

62.

Dr.Preveen Kr. Gupta

2009

Studies on cercarial infected snails affecting ruminants with special reference to their control

63.

Dr.Satendra Kumar

2009

Incidence and histopathological  study of porcine cysticercosis in Patna and its surrounding area

64.

Dr. Sashi Prakash

2009

Studies on cross infection of calves vaccinated with recombinant tick vaccine  (Bm 95) from Hyalomma anatolcum anatolocum and Boophilus microplus

65.

Prabha Bharti

2009

Incidence, pathogenesis and therapeutic management of gastrointestinal parasites of poultry reared under back yard system of farming  


Ph. D. Degree Awarded :

1.

Dr. Suman Kumar

2009

Studies on anticoccidial and immunomodulatory effect of herbal extracts against (Eimeria tenella) infection in broiler chicks


(ii) List of Research Projects :

List of research project undertaken :

Sl. No.

Name of the Research Project

Funding Agency

1

Control of filariasis in cattle in Bihar

I.C.A.R., New Delhi

2

Studies on the incidence, Epidemiology, Biology and Immunodiagnosis of Sarcocystis in cattle, buffaloes and pigs in Bihar

I.C.A.R., New Delhi

3

Studies on immunisation of cattle against common ixodid tick, Boophilus microplus

Hindustan Liver Foundation, Bombay

4

Morental citrate efficacy in Mecistocirrus digitatus infection ,immature amphistomiasis and neoascariasis in ruminants in Bihar

Pfizer Limited, Bombay

5

Study on the efficacy of indigenous drugs on ectoparasitic infections on domesticated animals

Indian Herbs, Saharanpur

6

All India Co-ordinated Project on intracellular blood protista with particular reference to immunoprophylaxis and control

I.C.A.R., New Delhi

 

(iii)  Research Achievements:

  • Studies on clinico pathological and therapeutic aspect of Gigantocotyle explanatum in Buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis).
  • Study of Resistance of Some Ionophores Against Eimeria tenella Field Isolate.
  • Helminthic infections of Gastrointestinal tract of sheep and goat in and around Patna district.
  • Study of Resistance of Some Chemical Compounds against Eimeria tenella Field Isolate.
  • Trial of Herbal Extracts against Eimeria tenella in Poultry.
  • Studies on Canine Ehrlichiosis.
  • Studies on Cross Protection of Calves Vaccinated with Recombinant Tick Vaccine Bm 95 from Hyalomma Anatolicum Anatolicum and Boophilus microplus.
  • Studies On Cercarial Infected Snails Affecting Ruminants.

6. Extension :

    • Department provides facility of Faecal samples, blood smears, nasal and skin scraping examination for the diagnosis of ecto and endo parasitic infestation of large & small animals, Birds and wild animals  from Govt. farms, veterinary Hospital, Police Dog squad, Public farms, zoological garden, field outbreak’s conditions etc.
    • Faculties and staffs are actively participates in Diagnostic camps organized in Kisan Mela  and Kisan Gosthi whenever needed.
    •  Faculty members use to deliver lectures and arranged practical classes for trainees and provide latest information about prevention and control of parasitic diseases to Field veterinarians, animal owners and progressive farmers, sponsored by Government of Bihar, ICAR  , BAMETI and other institutions.
    • Department are also given services to treatment and control of parasitic diseases in wild animals in Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park, Patna. 
    • Information regarding care and management of domesticated animals and poultry also delivered to farmers, as Radio talks, Television talks, Kisan gosthi, popular articles and training programme.
    •  Department is also provide services for treatment and control of parasitic diseases in wild animals in Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park, Patna.  Information regarding control and management of parasitic diseases are also provided to Police Dog Squad, Patna.

7.  Publications :  

Research : Approx. 200, Extension : 80, Books/Manuals : 4

8.  Facilities :       

Department of Parasitology has well equipped Undergraduate and Post Graduate laboratory.

9. Seminar/Symposia organized :

The Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Bihar Veterinary College, Patna had organized First Asian Congress for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology” in the year Feb. 1990. Dr. P.S.Srivastava Former head of this department was the Organizing Secretary of this convention.

10.  Any other information :

    • The certificate of honour was presented to Dr. S. Samantaray, Uni.Prof. Department of Parasitology for the best research article ( Effect of deworming and Vitamin Mineral Seed Supplementation in combating Anoestrus in cross breed heifers ) published in Intas Polivet  Vol.5 (2004)No.1.
    •  Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma, M.V.Sc. student won young Scientist Award on paper presentation on the topic   “  Studies on canine ascariosis”, in 4th annual convention of Asian Congress on Canine Practice in Nagpur City ( Feb 7th-9th Feb. 2007).
    • Dr. S.Samantaray, Univ. Prof. & Head was the organizing secretary of International Conference on Disaster Management of Livestock in Flood at Bihar Veterinary College, Patna on 14th – 15th July 2009.
    • A part of M.V.Sc.thesis (Dr. Satendra Kumar) on the topic of prevalence of Porcine Cysticercosis was presented by Dr. Sucheta Sinha as poster , received third prize in National symposium on Challenges and Strategies for Veterinary Public Health in India, organized at B.V.C.,Patna (18-19 Feb, 2011.)