Veterinary Parasitology

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vpafvsc@skuastkashmir.ac.in

 

  Performa for Annual Report 2020-21

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 Research Achievements (Salient findings of M.V.Sc , Ph. D thesis, Research Projects or Field trials).

Research finding of concluded RCM project entitled “Screening of aquatic snails for life cycle stages of Fasciola employing molecular techniques”

Students Thesis (M.V.Sc) = Nil

Students Thesis (Ph.D) = 02

 

 Thesis title: Studies on Studies on Parasites of Equines in Kashmir valley (submitted by Shahana Riyaz Tramboo and degree completed on11/06/2020).

Out of 2008 Faecal samples collected from equines of Kashmir valley 1709 were found positive for GI helminths. The various genera of parasites identified were 

Cythostomum 

spp

, Triodontophorus 

spp

other Strongyles

, Dictyocaulus 

spp

, Parascaris 

spp

, Oxyuris 

spp

, Strongyloides 

spp

 

and 

Trichostrongylus 

spp

Ectoparasites collected were lice (

Damalinia 

spp), Ticks (

Haemaphysalis 

spp), and flies (

Tabanus 

spp, 

Chrysomyia 

spp and

Gasterophilus 

spp). Examination of 200 blood smears by microscopy and PCR did not revealed presence of any haemoprotozoa. The efficacy trials for Benzimidazole drug indicated development of resistance by GI Nematodes of equines which was confirmed by allele-specific PCR. 

  1. Thesis title: Studies on Fresh water snails and their cercarial fauna of veterinary importance in central zone of Kashmir valley (submitted by Zahoor Ahmad Wani and degree completed on 26-08-2020).

        A total of 10 snail species under 5 genera recorded were

Physa acuta, Lymnaea lagotis f

.

costulata

,

L. stagnalis

,

L. brevicauda

,

L. auricularia var obliquata

,

L. luteola f. typica

,

Gyraulus ladacensis

,

G. pankogensis

,

Bithynia troscheli

and

Indoplanorbis exustus

. Prevalence of snails was found to be highest in summer (53.81%) followed by spring (29.76%), autumn (15.66%) and lowest in winter season (0.75%). Four types of cercariae recorded were gymnocephalus cercaria, furcocercous cercaria, echinostome cercaria and xiphidocercaria. Gymnocephalus cercariae were released by

L. auricularia

only; echinostome cercariae by

L. stagnalis

,

L. lagotis

,

L. brevicauda

and

G. ladacensis

; furcocercous cercariae by

L. stagnalis

,

L. lagotis

,

G. ladacensis

and xiphidocercariae were released by

L. stagnalis

,

L. luteola

,

L. lagotis

,

L. brevicauda

,

L. auricularia

,

B. troscheli

and

P. acuta

snails. None of the snails released paramphistome cercaria. The gymnocephalus released by

L. auricularia

snails were confirmed to be belonging to

Fasciola hepatica

and

F. gigantica

which proved that only

L. auricularia

is the Inetrmediate host of

Fasciola

spp. in central zone of Kashmir Valley.

 

      Extension Activities

 

  • The Division provided diagnostic facilities and advice on treatment and control of parasitic diseases to SRS, Shuhama, MLRI, Manasbal, TVCCS, Shuhama, Animal, Sheep and Wild life Protection Departments of Kashmir valley in addition to farmers .
  • Attended online Farmer-scientist interaction “Towards better livestock Health” organized by Directorate of Extension, SKUAST-K on 03/09/2020.
  • Participated and installed a stall depicting parasites and organs infected with parasites on the eve of 6th technology, Exhibition-cum Seed Mela of SKUAST-K at Shalimar campus on 28/02/2021 and 01/03/2021.
  • Participated in Panel Discussion on 16/03/2021 on recommendations to be submitted to Govt. which emerged during “Colloquia on small ruminant production and disease control-Kashmir perspective”.
  • Participated in Animal health checkup-cum-awareness camp organized at Babanagri, Ganderbal on 18/3/2021 by Principal Investigator DBT Project, Div. of Veterinary pathology, FVSc. & AH, SKUAST-K.
  • Participated in Farmer-Scientist and Extension workers meet at Disease investigation laboratory, SHD, Nowshera on 26/03/2021.

 

Lectures delivered in Trainings conducted by other Divisions/Departments/University

 

  1. Delivered a lecture on “Commonly occurring parasitic diseases of cattle and their dosing calendar” at KVK Bandipora during a seven days Entrepreneurship Development programme for S/C and S/T trainees (16-22 Feb, 2021) on 18/2/2021.
  2. Delivered a lecture on “Disease prediction based on Snail Ecology in Kashmir” in Colloquia on Small Ruminant Production & Disease control- Kashmir perspective organized by DEE, SKUAST-K and SHD, Kashmir on 23/02/2021.
  3. Delivered a lecture on “Scientific evidence for existing dosing and deworming calendar” in Colloquia on Small Ruminant Production & Disease control- Kashmir perspective organized by DEE, SKUAST-K and SHD, Kashmir on 23/02/2021.

 

  • Talks delivered on You Tube Channel Of Sheep Husbandry department.

S. No

Month

Topic of TV talk

1

Dec, 2020

Control of Livestock Parasites.

2

Dec,  2020

Snails, their importance and control measures against them.

 

  1. Training Programmes conducted/coordinated
  2. Conducted one remedial course entitled “Advances in Control of Parasitic Diseases of Livestock” for UG students of FVSc & AH, SKUAST-K under IDP-NAHEP w.e.f 17/8/ 2020 to 4/9/2020.

 

  1. Conducted three days training programme for Veterinarians of Animal and Sheep Husbandry departments on “Latest diagnostic techniques in Parasitology with special reference to Anthelmintic Resistance” under SAMETI w.e.f 15th to 17th March, 2021.

 

  1. Faculty Members Sponsored for Training: 01

One scientist deputed for overseas training programme at University of Illinois, USA w.e.f 25/03/2021.

 

  1. Conferences attended and international/National Visits: Nil
  2. Any Faculty members personal achievements: One faculty member authored a book entitled “Immunity, Treatment and Control of Parasitic Diseases of Livestock” and same has been submitted for publication to Narendra publishing house, Rohini, New Delhi.

 

  1. Publications
  2. Research/review/popular articles (in magazine for newspapers) conference proceeding

Research paper

  1. Aiman Ashraf,  Shahardar R A,    Bulbul K H,    Wani Z A,    Allaie I M,  and Mir A Q. (2020). Efficacy of Amprolium against coccidiosis of goats in central Kashmir. Journal of Entomology & Zoology Studies. 8(3): 1667-1670.
  2. Aiman Ashraf,  Shahardar R A,    Bulbul K H,    Wani Z A,  Allaie I M,  Makhdoomi D M, Hina Fayaz Bhat and Rather M A. (2020). Anticoccidial efficacy of Curcuma longa (turmeric) and Zingiber officinale (ginger) in goats in central Kashmir. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry Sp 9(4): 354-360.

 

Popular article

Aiman Ashraf, Wani ZA, Shahardar RA, Bulbul KH, Allaie IM. (2020). Progress in vaccine development against fasciolosis.

Animal Science Quarterly

. 1(2): 17-25.

Shahana Riyaz Tramboo, Allaie IM, Bulbul KH, Shahardar RA and Wani ZA. (2021). Developments in anti-tick vaccines.

International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry

2021; 6(2): 39-42.

Best paper/posters in international conference/national conferences (all contributors). : 02

1

st  

prize for below mentioned oral presentation in Veterinary Helminthology session of International-e-conference on “Insights into Diagnosis and Control of parasitic Diseases for Enhanced Livestock Production” organized by Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Veterinary College and research institute, Orthanadu, Thanjavur from 7-8 Dec, 2020. Tramboo, S R., Shahardar, R A., Allaie, I M. and Bulbul K H. (2020). Prevalence of endoparasites in equines of Kashmir valley.

 

2

nd  

prize for below mentioned oral presentation in Veterinary Entomology & Protozoology session of International-e-conference on “Insights into Diagnosis and Control of parasitic Diseases for Enhanced Livestock Production” organized by department of Veterinary Parasitology, Veterinary College and research institute, Orthanadu, Thanjavur from 7-8 Dec, 2020. Tramboo, S R., Shahardar, R A., Allaie, I M. and Bulbul K H. (2020). Prevalence of ectoparasites in equines of Kashmir valley.

 Book (Authors, Year, Title, Publisher):

Dr. R. A. Shahardar, Dr. K.H. Bulbul, Dr. I.M. Allaie, Dr. Z. A. Wani. (2020). Techniques in Parasitology. Published by ICAR, New Delhi. ISBN; 978-81-7164-192-5.

Manuals (Authors, Year, Title, Publisher):

Laboratory manual of Arthropods (Unit-4) and Protozoa (Unit-5) of Veterinary Importance authored by scientists of this Division. Published by SKUAST-K, Shalimar.

Award Received           : 02

National Seminars/Conferences Attended: Scientists of the Division attend online seminars on usual basis.

International Visits/Conference Attended : Nil