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Research News, Initiatives & External aided projects
Major Thrust Areas in Research:
• Prevalence of emerging parasitic diseases in the state
• Diagnostics based on morphological, serological and molecular techniques
• Anthelminthic and acaricide resistance
• Parasitic zoonoses
• Vector potentiality
• Sustainable parasite control
• Ethno veterinary medicine against parasites
• Bio-pesticides and Insect growth regulators


Research news and Events:
• Comprehensive survey was carried out on the incidence of various parasitic conditions causing morbidity and mortality among livestock in Kerala
• 13 new species of parasites were recorded and 12 new host records were made
• Lifecycle of 4 of these parasites were worked out for the first time
• Investigation on the incidence of helminth parasites of elephants and treatment
• Studies on parasites of ducks and treatment
• Intertransmissibility and pathogenicity of Schistosoma nasalis in cattle and buffaloe. Buffaloes were identified to be the normal definitive host and cattle, unusual        host.
• Control measures against ticks were standardized
• Studies on the pathogenicity and treatment of common nematodes in goats of Kerala and effect of irradiated larval vaccine against Haemonchus contortus in goats
• Sero prevalence of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in goats confirmed for the first time in Kerala by modified agglutination test and carbon immunoassay.
• Feasibility of ELISA with coproantigens was found promising.
• Successful immunization against chicken coccidiosis with precocious strains.
• Anthelminthic resistance against GI nematodes in goats was detected.
• Speciation of microfilaria in dogs was done by histochemical staining. The species prevalent in dogs in Kerala was Dirofilaria repens
• Methoprene and diflubenzuron was identified as insecticides of choice for the control of mosquitoes.
• Identification of Culex tritaeniorhynchus as the most prevalent species of mosquitoes in cattle sheds in Thrissur, and C. quinquefasciatus in human dwellings
• Diflubenzuron and azadirachtin was successfully used to control cutaneous myiasis in animals.
• Topical application of Karanji oil was found suitable to cure rabbit mange
• Feasibilty of Dot ELISA and CIEP for detecting the infection in field as they are rapid, involve low cost equipment and are reliable.
• Identification of Babesia species such as Babesia gibsoni and B. canis morphologically and B.canis vogeli by semi nested PCR in dogs.
• Sero prevalence of Neospora caninum in cattle with c ELISA indicating the likelihood of the abortifacient being prevalent in cattle population. This forms first report    of Neosporosis in cattle from Kerala.
• Developed a state of the art molecular parasitology lab for PCR based detection of haemoparasites like Babesia gibsoni, B vogeli , Ehrlichia canis, B.bigemina,        Theileria annulata, T.orientalis, T.ovis, T.lestoquardi, T.luwenshuni, Anaplasma spp , helminths like Dirofilaria repens, Schistosoma spp., different strongyles and        anthelmintic resistance in domestic animals
• Confirmed the vector potentiality of tick species for Theileria sp. and Anaplasma sp. in goats and cattle
• Development of suitable and economical diagnostics like Sandwich ELISA for early diagnosis of copro-antigens of amphistomes.
 

Externally aided projects:

Sl.No
Title
PI
Funding agency
Amount
Period
1
Role of free flying birds in the transmission of nematodes of poultry
 C. George Varghese
KSCSTE, Kerala
0.20
1986-1987
2
Schistosomiasis in cattle and buffaloes in Thrissur and Palakkad
 K. Rajamohanan
Dept. of Animal Husbandry, Kerala.
0.70
1994-1997
3
Coccidiosis in poultry
Lucy Sabu
Dept. of Animal Husbandry, Kerala
0.50
1995-1997
4
Mortality among kids with special reference to gastrointestinal helminths
 K. Devada
Dept. of Animal Husbandry, Kerala
0.50
1995-1998
 
 
5.
Anticoccidial effect of herbal formulations
H. Subramanian
Dabur ayurvedic, Ltd
0.20
2004
 
6.
Investigations on the role of anthelmintics in enhancing milk production in dairy cattle
 R. Radhika
ATMA
1.98
2009-2010
7
Revised deworming schedule for ruminants of Kerala state
Lucy Sabu
Dept. of Animal Husbandry,Kerala
3.09
2008-2012
8
Evaluation of ethnobotanicals for control of ectoparasites in domestic animals
 H. Subramanian
Dept. of Animal Husbandry, Kerala
3.30
2009-2013
9
Development of improved field level diagnostics for intestinal schistosomosis
Bindu Lakshmanan
Dept. of Animal Husbandry, Kerala
2.75
2009-2011
10
Detection of Anthelmintic resistance in GI helminths of goats
 Asha Rajagopal
Dept. of Animal Husbandry, Kerala
4.4.
2009-2013
11
Development of field level ELISA based diagnostic tool for early detection of amphistomosis in dairy cattle
H. Shameem
Dept. of Animal Husbandry, Kerala
5.06
2012-14

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