VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY

 

History

    The Department of Vety. Parasitology started in the year 1976. The post of Professor and Head has been decorated by stalwarts in the field of Parasitology like Dr U. V. Shastri, Dr M. A. Ghafoor, Dr. P. D. Deshpande and so on. The department till date produced 50 post-graduates and three Ph.D. as a human resource; all are serving on good posts and contributing the services to the nation. The Department is well known for research and more than 100 original research articles were contributed in the then journal of repute at National level The Indian Veterinary Journal. This is the unique contribution in the field of Veterinary Parasitology made by Dr U V. Shastri. The Dept. has contributed the research in the basic biology of many parasites which was even noted in the Soulsby book.

 

    Up till now this department has contributed on the following important research

  1.  Basic biology of more than 25 parasites of livestock particularly bar and veil structure of Theileria is important landmark noted at global level
  2. Squash preparation smears of brain for diagnosis of Babesia bovis in cow calves
  3.  Onchocerca spp. parasites of livestock
  4.  Epidemiology of helminthic diseases in Marathwada region of Maharashtra 
  5. Bio-ecological of Culicoides spp. of haematophagous midges in Marathwada region of Maharashtra
  6. First time Research on IPM of livestock pests were undertaken in India with financial support from DBT, New Delhi.
  7. First time IPM module for Culicoides spp and Rhipicephalus microplus were recommended. 
  8. First time research on Fly proof Net Shed with Hurricane ventilator as a physical barrier against livestock pests were undertaken and recommended 
  9. Developed three bacterial pesticides against larvae of Culicoides spp and egg and adult stage of Rhipicephalus microplus tick 
  10. The use of fungal pesticides (Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana ) and herbal pesticides (Neem and Karanj oil) against Culicoides spp and Rhipicephalus microplus ticks were extensively evaluated at lab as well as field level and were recommended. 
  11. Population dynamics and vector species of dipteran flies from Maharashtra were reported.
  12. Culicoides spp, Phlebotomus spp, Simulium spp, Tabanus rufofrater, Pangonia spp, Haematopota spp, along with Rhipicephalus microplus ticks were identified on the morphological basis and Molecular identification was reported from Maharashtra
  13.  First time Bar coding of pests like Culicoides spp, Phlebotomus spp, Simulium spp, Tabanus rufofrater, Pangonia spp, Haematopota spp, along with Rhipicephalus microplus ticks were done at National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Insects (NBAII) Bangalore
  14. The laboratory is well equipped for entomological work
  15. Estimation of Projected economic losses from pests of livestock 
  16. This department is rich in the fauna of parasites of veterinary importance and a glorious museum containing more than 200 parasites is a unique in nature. Museum is named after the great scientist Dr. U. V. Shastri.

Achievements

  1.  First report of bar and veil structure of Theileria is important landmark noted at global level
  2. Squash preparation smears of brain for diagnosis of Babesia bovis in cow calves
  3.  First time Research on IPM of livestock pests were undertaken in India with financial support from DBT, New Delhi. First time IPM module for Culicoides spp and Rhipicephalus microplus were recommended.
  4. First time Bar coding of pests like Culicoides spp, Phlebotomus spp, Simulium spp, Tabanus rufofrater, Pangonia spp, Haematopota spp, along with Rhipicephalus microplus ticks were done at National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Insects (NBAII) Bangalore
  5.  Probably first laboratory across the country well known for research on Dipteran Fliy pests and IPM
  6. Two scientists from department honoured with IAAVP fellow award Dr U V Shastri and Dr B W Narladkar
  7.  Well qualified NET passed academic staff. One staff member having Ph.D at IVRI and patent with his name (Dr G M Chigure)
  8. Academic staff member has grabbed several awards like ‘Best Entomologist award’, ‘Best article award’ etc
  9.  Successful completion with excellent grade project on IPM financed by DBT New Delhi 

Completed Projects

 
 

Ongoing Projects

 
 

Facilities available

 
  1. Well developed UG lab with all facilities with sufficient space required under MSVE-2016 education pattern
  2. Well learned academic staff
  3. Education facility available for UG,PG and Ph.D
  4. Well developed PG lab with good facility for entomology and acarology research
  5. Parasitology museum containing more than 200 specimens for UG/PG teaching and for livestock owners
  6. Zoom Stereoscopic unit with photographic assembly and recent software for entomological research
  7. Nikon Make E-100 Binocular Microscopes ( 4)
  8.  SMZ745 Zoom Stereoscopic microscope (1)
  9.  Zoom Stereoscope
  10. 10. Laminar Flow(1)
  11. LCD projector with screen and stand

Services provided

 
 

Future Plans

  1. Research in the area of Molecular diagnosis of haemoprotozoan diseases like Theileriosis
  2. 2. Research on the flies particularly Lyperosia-Haematobia complex- biology and IPM
  3. 3. Bacterial control of Rhipicephalus microplus ticks
  4. 4. Research on herbal control of Cryptosporidium parasites -Agency sponsored research  

FACULTY

 

 Associate Professor of Parasitology
In-charge Professor MAFSU Nagpur
University Head for the Parasitology Subject 

Dr. B.S. Khillare
MVSc, PhD
I/c Professor & Head

Dr. Shrikant T. Kalwaghe
MVSc, PhD
Assistant Professor

Dr. Gajendra N. Bhangale
MVSc
Assistant Professor

Dr G M Chigure

 Assistant Professor of Parasitology 

  1. Publications of the department can be accessed here.
  2. Short term training programmes offered can be seen here.