Veterinary Public Health

1. About the Department :

The department of Veterinary Public Health was established in the year 1970, with the aim to equip the students to face the newer challenges coming up due to changed environmental conditions and food habits. The department offers undergraduate and post graduate courses in each semester of academic calendar. The department has a fully equipped undergraduate and postgraduate laboratory for teaching.

2. Mandate/ Objective :

  • Undergraduate and post graduate teaching.
  • Curricular and non-curricular research.
  • Production of technically sound human resources to combat and prevent the zoonoses and other infectious diseases in human beings.
  • Monitoring and epidemiology of zoonotic diseases.

3. Faculty Position :

2. Dr. Purushottam Kaushik
Asstt. Professor
09431260790 drkaushikvet@rediffmail.com

3.

Dr. Anjay

Asstt. Professor

09234367250

dranjayvet@gmail.com

 

4. Teaching :

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

Sl. No.

Course No.

Course Title

Credit hrs.

Semester

1.

VPH 311

Milk Hygiene and Public Health

1+1

V

2.

VPH 321

Meat Hygiene and Public Health

1+1

VI

3.

VPH 411

Zoonosis and Human Health

1+1

VII

4.

VPH 412

Environmental Hygiene

1+1

VIII

 
(ii)
P.G. Courses (As per ICAR):

M.V.Sc. Courses :

Sl. No.

Course No.

Course Title

Credit hrs.

1

VPH 601

Elements of Veterinary Public Health

1+1

2

VPH 602

Bacterial And Rickettsial Agents of Public Health Significance

2+1

3

VPH 603

Viral Fungal And Parasitic Agents of Public Health Significance

2+1

4

VPH 604

Zoonoses And Public Health

2+1

5

VPH 605

Principles of Food Hygiene And Safety

2+1

6

VPH 606

Food-Borne Infections And Intoxications

2+1

7

VPH 607

Meat And Milk Hygiene

2+1

8

VPH 608

Environmental Pollution And Safety

3+1

9

VPH 609

Fish, Fish Products And Seafood Hygiene

1+1

10

VPH 610

Bioterrorism And Disaster Management

1+1

11

VPH 691

Master’s Seminar

1+0

12

VPH 699

Master’s Research

20

5. Research :

(i) Post Graduate Research (Curricular):

M.V.Sc. Degree awarded :

Sl. No.

Name of the Student

Year

Title of the thesis

1.

K. C. Patro

1973

Studies on bacterial content of market milk of Patna in relation to public health.

2.

B. K. Singh

1973

Studies on the aerobic microflora of public health importance in goat meat.

3.

T. N. Verma

1973

Bacteriological study of milk from clinical and sub-clinical cases of bovine mastitis and its public health importance

4.

R. D. Singh

1974

Studies on aerobic microflora of poultry meat in relation to public health.

5.

B. N. Prasad

1975

Studies on the incidence of parasitic cyst in food animal with special reference to Echinococcus granulosus in dog.

6.

L. P. Yadava

1975

Studies on the bacterial flora of sausage and bacon from government bacon factory, Ranchi.

7.

J. N. Pandey

1975

Studies on the bacterial content of milk before and after pasteurization of milk supply scheme, Patna in relation to public health.

8.

A. P. S. Arun

1977

Studies on bacterial flora of milk powder manufactured by composite milk plant, Barauni.

9.

S. K. Mishra

1977

Studies on incidence of coliform bacteria in raw and pasteurized market milk of Patna with special reference to Escherichia coli.

10.

S. Kumar

1978

Bacterial quality of raw buffalo milk marketed in and around Patna and its public health importance.

11.

S. N. Singh

1994

Epidemiological studies on Enteric bacterial zoonotic diseases in Zoo Animals in Bihar

12.

G. S. Modi

1994

Epidemiological studies on the parasitic zoonotic diseases in Zoo Animals in Bihar

13.

S. K. Jha

1997

Sero Epidemiological studies on Newcastle Disease Viral Infection in Human beings.

14.

S. Kumari

1998

Prevalence of Aerobic bacteria in market fish of Patna and its public health importance

15.

G. Kumari

2000

Prevalence of Enteric bacteria in Japanese quail with special reference to salmonella

16.

S. Kumar

2006

Study on Echinococcus granulosus cysts in common food animals and its public health significance.

17.

S. Kumar

2007

Studies on Epidemiology of parasitic disease of Zoonotic importance in Zoo animals of Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park, Patna

18.

Guddu Kumar

2008

Metacestode infection in goat and sheep slaughtered in and around Patna and its public health importance.

 

(ii) Research Projects :

Ongoing research Projects

Sl. No.

Name of the Research Project

Funding Agency

1

Monitoring of microbiological quality of foods of animal origin with special reference to Salmonella and E. coli.

RAU, Pusa

 

(iii) Research Achievements:

  • The visceral organs of sheep and goats were examined for metacestode infection. It was found infected for the metacestode in Patna.
  • Prevalence of hydatid cyst in food animals slaughtered around Patna district was significant.
  • Sero prevalence of brucellosis in cattle was performed by RBPT & STAT in and around Patna district.

 6. Extension :

Technical advice to farmers and general mass regarding prevention from zoonosis.

7. Publications :  

Research : 47
Extension : NA
Books/Manuals : 4

8. Facilities :

  • Bacteriological isolation and identification.
  • Antibiotic sensitivity test facility.

 9. Seminar/Symposia organized :

9th All India conference of Association of Public Health Veterinarians and National Symposium on “Challenges and Opportunity for Veterinary Public Health in India” organized during 18-19 Feb, 2011.

10. Any other information :

Dr. Purushottam Kaushik attended and presented research paper in World Buiatrics Congress at Santiago, Chile from 14-18 Nov 2010.