The Department of Veterinary Pathology is actively involved in Teaching, Research & Extension. As per mandate and Academic Regulations of University, the Department is actively involved in UG/PG/Ph.D teaching as per the syllabus designed by University and other national authorities. In addition to teaching, as a mandatory part, the Faculty is actively involved in need based research. The Department is conducting agency sponsored research schemes (Recently termed Contractual Research) on various aspects as per the need of sponsoring agency. The commercial research is also being conducted by this department especially through tissue processing & reporting. The Faculty is always extending its services to Animal Owners through disease diagnosis by means of P.M. examination of Animals, Poultry, laboratory examination of blood & urine & histopathological examination of tissue samples collected as biopsy material or during P.M. examination and suggests suitable guidelines to Animal Owners, Poultry owners , field Veterinarians and Technocrats. The Faculty of this Department also takes part in Extension through radio talks, cattle shows & Animal health camps & by publishing articles in local language. The necropsy data, so far generated when screened revealed Pneumonia & Enteritis as major pathological conditions noted in all age types of animals. In addition, the infectious diseases like H.S., B.Q, unusual foreign bodies, accidental cases of Snake bite, parasitic infestations in general & Theileriosis, Babesiosis & Trypanosomiasis in particular are being noted as causation of death in animals. In broilers, Colibacillosis, Visceral gout, Ascites, CCRD & Coccidiosis are contributors of mortality.

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


  1.  No. of Ph.D. Scholars – 04
  2.  No. of M.V.Sc Students passed out – 83
  3. Sponsorship received for Ph. D./PG Research – 06
  4. Publication of Book – One (TERMS IN PATHOLOGY) By Dr.G.B.Kulkarni & Dr. G.R.Gangane
  5.  No. of National Awards received by Staff/Students –
  6. IAVP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD- Best Poultry Pathologist Award -01
  7. University Topper M.V.Sc scholar – 02
  8.  Best Research Paper Award of IAVP /IVJ – 02
  9.  Best Poster Presentation in National Conference –
  10. E) Recipient of Fellow of Academy of Sciences, (Animal Welfare)- 01

Completed projects


Ongoing Projects


Facilities available

  1.  Clinical Pathology
  2. Histopathology
  3. Microphotography
  4. Necropsy Facility for Small Animals/Birds
  5. Repository

Services Provided


Future Plans

  1. Infrastructural development:-  Automation for quick & reliable disease diagnosis through automated instrumentation
  2. Establishment of Immunopathology/Immunohistochemistry Laboratory
  3.  Repository development/updating Creation of Necropsy facility for Large Animals
  4. Research:  Toxicopathological studies on Agrochemicals/Pesticides/Herbicides etc.
  5. Pathomorphological studies on spontaneous bovine cancers
  6. Etiopathological studies of incidental diseases in Poultry
  7. Extension Activities:– 1. Training to Technocrats/Professionals
  8. Preparation of Video films on Necropsy finding
  9. Dissemination of knowledge through publications


 M.V.Sc. (Pathology), NET, F.A.Sc. (AW)
Associate Professor of Veterinary Pathology

Dr. P. R. Rathod
M.V.Sc. PhD
Assistant Professor

  1. Publications of the department can be accessed here.