College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences , Mannuthy


DEPARTMENT: Veterinary Parasitology

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Dr. Devada Kopparambil Dr. Devada Kopparambil
Designation: - Professor & Head
Address: - Department of Veterinary Parasitology, College of Veterinary &Animal Sciences, Mannuthy
Mobile No: - 9447418800
Email ID: - devada @kvasu.ac.in

Educational Qualifications

B.V.Sc and AH

M.V.Sc in Veterinary Parasitology

Ph.D in Veterinary Parasitology

MBA (Human Resource Management)

Area of Research

Veterinary Protozoology-Tissue cyst forming coccidia

Work Experience

Joined Kerala Agricultural University on 16.11.1988

Assistant Professor, CVAS, Mannuthy-16-11-1988 to 26-7-1998

Associate Professor, CVAS, Mannuthy-27-07-1998 to 02-12-2005

Associate Professor, CVAS, Pookode -03-12-2005 to 26-07-2006

Professor and Head, CVAS, Pookode -27-07-2006 to 05-05-2010

Professor, CVAS, Mannuthy-06-05-2010 to 31-05-2011

Professor and Head, CVAS, Mannuthy-01-06-2011 to 11-09-2014

Director (Academics and Research, KVASU) –University HQ, Pookode- 12-09-2014 to 11-09-2017

Professor and University Head, CVAS, Mannuthy- 20-09-2017 to continuing PG teacher from 1995 onwards

Course Director -Diploma in Laboratory techniques- 2011-2014




  1. Best poster award in the National seminar on “Recent trends in Management and Welfare of Cage and Aviary birds” organized by Blue Cross Society (Thrissur) on 03-03-2011, CVAS, Mannuthy -Devada, K., Shameem, H., Nair, N.D and Vergis J. (2011) Akibosis –A killer diseases of Layers
  2. Best Poster award in the category of Fishery and Veterinary Sciences at Kerala Science Congress, 28-31, Jan 2010, KFRI, Peechi -Joju Johns, U.C. Mithin, M. Aparna, P.T.Harshal, Mathew Abraham, K.G.Ajithkumar, Reghu Ravindran and K. Devada. (2010) Detection of larval stages of Spirocerca lupi in garden lizards (Calotes versicolor)
  3. Second Best Poster award at XX NCVP at CCS,HAU, Hisar, Feb.18-20, 2011 for Ajithkumar,K. G., Ravindran, R., George, A.J., Johns, J., Aparna, M., Mithun, U.G, Devada,K. (2010) Detection of Spirocerca lupi in intermediate hosts like garden lizards (Calotes versicolor)
  4. Prof. B. V. Rao Award 2000 for the best research article in Parasitology, published in the Indian Veterinary Journal, 77:3
  5. Dr. G. Nirmalan Trust Award 2000 for the best research article.
  6. Sri. M.N. Parameswaran Endowment Prize for the highest OGPA in M.V.Sc. (1984)
  7. ICAR Senior Research Fellowship for Ph.D (1992-95)
  8. ICAR Junior Research Fellowship for M.V.Sc. (84 -86)
  9. KAU Merit Scholarship for B.V.Sc. & AH (79 -84)
  10. National Merit Scholarship, Ministry of Education and Culture, GoI-1977


  1. Certificate of Appreciation for organizing XXIV NCVP at CVAS, Mannuthy in Feb, 2014 from Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (IAAVP)
  2. Fellow of National Academy of Veterinary Sciences 2007
  3. Member of National Academy of Veterinary Sciences 1999
  4. Honorary appointment to the Research Board of Advisors, American Biographical Institute-1999
  5. Honorary appointment to Professional Women’s Advisory Board, American Biographical Institute-1999


  1. Regional workshop of KAU-NRCWA Net working project on “Engendering Agricultural research and extension”, 10th to 15th Jan 2005, Centre for studies on Gender concerns in Agriculture, Kerala Agricultural University
  2. Summer school on “Nutrient enrichment of poultry meat and egg by dietary manipulations”, 5-11-05 to 25-11-05, Centre of advanced studies in Poultry Science, VCRI, Namakkal, TANUVAS
  3. Summer school on “Nucleic acid probes and hybridization methods against animal diseases”, 5-6-01 to 26-6- 01, Dept. of Biotechnology, MVC, TANUVAS, Chennai
  4. Short term training on “Immunity to parasites in domestic animals”, 17-2-97 to 3-3-97, Dept.of Parasitology, UAS, Hebbal, Bangalore
  5. Summer school on “Advances in Clinical Pathology and Post Mortem diagnosis”, 8-1-97 to 27-1-97 -Dept. of Pathology, CVAS, Mannuthy
  6. Summer school on “Diseases and health care of small herbivores”, 4-6-90 to 23-6-90, Dept. of Clinical Medicine, CVAS, Mannuthy


1.Bindu Lakshmanan, K. Devada, Siju Joseph, V.L.Gleeja, T.V.Aravindakshan, K.Himachala and Surya Sankar(2018) Seroprevalence of bovine intestinal schistosomosis in different agro-ecological zones of south India using excretory –secretory antigen based ELISA. Vet Parasitol., 262, 51-55

2. H. Shameem, K.Devada, B.Lakshmanan, S.Joseph, L.Sabu and A.P.Usha (2017) Standardisation of coproantigen sandwich ELISA for early diagnosis of Amphistomosis in cattle.Indian J.Comp.Microbiol.Immunol.Infect.Dis, 38(1), 10-13

3. Bindu Lakshmanan, K. Devada, Siju Joseph, T.V.Aravindakshan and Lucy Sabu( 2017) Molecular characterization of snail borne trematodes in dairy cattle of Kerala, Life sci. Intl Res.J., 4(2) 72-75.

4.Shameem, H., Devada, K., Lakshmanan, B., Joseph, S., Sabu, L. and Usha, A.P.(2017) Morphological and molecular characterization of common amphistome species from cattle of South India. J.Vet.Med.Allied Sci., 2(1), 7-11

5.Bindu Lakshmanan, K. Devada, Siju Joseph, R. Radhika (2016), Immunoblot analysis of S. spindale ES antigens with sera from naturally infected bovines Journal of Applied Animal Research., 44(1), 120-140

6. B. Lakshmanan, K.Devada, S.joseph, T.V.Aravindakshan and L. Sabu (2016), Copro-PCR based detection of bovine schistosome infection in India. Journal of Helminthology, 90,102-107

7. H. Shameem, K. Devada, Bindu Lakshmanan and Siju Joseph (2016), Standardisation of coproantigen Dot ELISA for diagnosis of bovine amphistomosis International Journal of Applied and Pure Science and Agriculture, 2(3), 183-186

8. Bindu Lakshmanan, K.Devada, Siju Joseph, M.B.Binu, Karthik Kuttan ( 2016), Efficacy of Dot ELISA using different antigens in detecting anti schistosome antibodies among bovines in field conditions J. Parasit Dis ., 40(1), 189-193

9.K. Devada, Jobin Thomas, Nirmal Chacko, H. Shameem and Bindu Lakshmanan (2014) Seoprevalence of Neospora caninum in cattle in Kerala- a preliminary investigation, Journal of Veterinary and Animal Science, 46(2) 28-30

10. H. Shameem, R. Radhika, Asha Rajagopal and K. Devada (2014) Protein profile studies of amphistomes by SDS-PAGE and Western Blotting. Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, 45, 60-62

11.A. Kandasamy and K. Devada (2013)Comparing ELISA using serum antibodies and copro antigens for detecting early amphistomosis, J.Vet.Anim.Sci.,44:35-37

12. P.V. Tresamol, Usha Narayana Pillai, J. Anumol, K. Devada and M.R Saseendranath (2013) Cerebral babesiosis due to Babesia gibsoni in a dog, J. Vet. Anim. Sci., 44:85-86

13. Rejitha, T.S and Devada, K. (2011). Suitability of IFAT for the diagnosis of babesiosis in cattle. Indian Vet. J. 88(10):22-23

14. Kandasamy, A. and Devada. K. (2011). Feasibility of coproantigen detection in amphistomosis. J. Vet. Anim. Sci., 42, 5-7

15. C. K. Deepa and K. Devada (2011). In vitro detection of benzimidazole resistance of gastro intestinal nematodes in goats. J. Vet. Anim. Sci.,42:73-75

16. Rejitha, T.S and Devada, K. (2011). Evaluation of Slide ELISA for the diagnosis of bovine babesiosis. Indian Vet. J, 88(9):147-148

17. Sneha Augustine, K. Devada and H. Shameem (2011). Staining of Coccidia with lawless permanent stain. Proc. Kerala Veterinary Science Congress, 26th & 27th, November, Palakkad, pp 269-270

18. R. Sangeetha and K. Devada. (2009). Development of a precocious strain of Eimeria tenella . Indian Vet. J. 86: pp1195-1196

19. Rejitha, T.S and Devada, K. (2009). Suitability of tick tissue staining for the diagnosis of babesiosis in cattle. J. Vet. Anim. Sci., 40:12-14:

20. Devada, K. (2009). Epidemiology of caprine toxoplasmosis in Kerala. Proc. National Seminar on recent trends in diagnosis , and control of animal diseases with special reference to public health, Dept. of Animal Husbandry, Kochi.March 13 to 14, 2009.pp-134-135

21. Devada, K. (2009). Coccidial vaccines based on precocious strains. Proc. National seminar on recent advances in diagnosis, prevention and surveillance of animal diseases IAH & VB, TVM. pp 5-6

22. Syamala, K., Devada. K. and Pillai K.M (2008) Diagnosis of caprine toxoplasmosis by latex agglutination test.J.Vet.Anim.Sci.,39:53-54

23. Syamala, K.,Devada. K. and Pillai, K.M. (2007). Carbon Immuno assay- a simple and rapid serodiagnostic test for caprine toxoplasmosis. J. Vet. Anim. Sci., 38: 14-15

24. Deepa. C.K and Devada, K. (2007). Anthelmintic resistance in gastrointestinal nematodes of goats. J. Vet. Anim. Sci., 38:52-54

25. Syamala, K., Devada. K. and Pillai, K.M. (2007). Cultivation of Toxoplasma tachyzoites in duck embryos. J. Vet. Anim. Sci., 38: 72-73

26.Devada, K. (2007). Veterinary council of India- formation, set-up and responsibilities. Proc. National workshop on Fish to all through Quality Fisheries Education and Policy level Dialogue Nov 26 to 27, 2004, College of Fisheries, Panangad, pp 66-72

27. Shameem , H and Devada, K. (2005). Prevalence of rabbit coccidiosis in Thrissur J. Vet. Parasitol. 19(1): 69-70

28. Lucy Sabu, Devada, K and Subramanian, H. (2005). Dirofilariosis in dogs and humans in Kerala. Indian J. Med. Res. 121: 691 -693

29. K. Syamala, K. Devada. and G.K. Nair. (2005). Detection of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in human beings by Modified Agglutination test, J Vet. Anim. Sci.,36, pp:104-106

30. Devada, K. (2004). Women of Kerala and Veterinary Science Degree course. Proc. National Seminar on Women Veterinarians- in Science and Society. Madras Veterinary College, Chennai. 19-21, Feb.2004.

31. Syamala, K. Devada, K. and Nair, G.K. (2004). Sensitivity of Modified Agglutination test in the diagnosis of caprine toxoplasmosis. J. Vet. Anim. Sci.35: 46-48

32. Devada, K. (2002). Effect of irradiation on the development of Syngamus trachea in chicken. Proc. 14th Kerala Science Congress, CUSAT, Kochi. pp-669-670

33. Lucy Sabu, Devada, K., Subramanian, H. and Cheeran, J.V. (2002). Diploscapter coronata infection in captive snakes. Zoo’s Print J. 17(2) 954-956

34. Sreevidya Nambiar, K. and Devada, K. (2002). Prevalence of bovine coccidiosis in Thrissur. Indian Vet. Med. J. 26: 211-214

35. Syamala, K. and Devada, K. (2002). Cryopreservation of Toxoplasma gondii tachyzoites. Proc. 14th Kerala Science Congress, CUSAT, Kochi 675

36. Devada, K. and Anandan, R. (2001). Detection of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in chicken by AB-ELISA. J. Vet.Anim.Sci. 32: 42-45

37. Devada, K. and Anandan, R. (2000). Detection of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in chicken by ELISA. Indian Vet. J. 77: 60-61

38. Devada, K. and Anandan, R. (2000). Suitability of Modified Agglutination Test, Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay and Avidin Biotin ELISA in the detection of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in chicken. Indian Vet. J. 77:196-198

39. Devada, K. and Anandan, R. (2000). Pathogenesis Toxoplasma gondii oocysts in mice. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 31: 83-85

40. Devada, K. and Anandan, R. (1999). Haematological alterations in experimental toxoplasmosis in chicken. Cheiron 28:4

41. Devada, K. and Anandan, R. (1999). Infectivity of Toxoplasma gondii tachyzoites in mice.: A preliminary report. Cheiron 28:5

42. Devada, K. and Anandan, R. (1999). Experimental toxoplasmosis in chicken. Proc. 11th Kerala Science Congress, February 28th to March 1st 1999, 192-193

43. K. Syamala and K. Devada. (1999). Prevalence of caprine toxoplasmosis in Kerala. Proc. 11th Kerala Science Congress, CPCRI, Kasaragod, 27-2-99 to 1-3-99. pp. 154-157

44. Devada, K. and Anandan, R. (1998). Preparation of Toxoplasma gondii antigen. J. Vet. & Anim. Sci. 29:68-69

45. Devada, K., Anandan, R. and Dubey, J.P. (1998). Serologic prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in chickens in Madras, India. J. Parasitol. 84(3):621-622

46. Devada, K. and Anandan, R. (1998). Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in some common rodents and birds. Indian Vet. J. 75:581-582

47. Devada, K. and Anandan, R. (1997). Maintenance of Toxoplasma gondii in the laboratory. The Veterinarian 21(9):7

48. Devada, K., Anandan, R. and Biswas, J. (1997). Use of modified agglutination test (MAT) in the diagnosis of Toxoplasma gondii infections in human beings. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 28(2): 98-100

49. Devada, K., Mammen, J.A., Ajithkumar, S. and Balakrishnan, V.S. (1996). Hepatozoon canis in a pup – a case report. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 27:173-174

50. Devada, K. and Sathianesan, V. (1996). Refractoriness of Japanese Quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica) to Syngamus trachea (Montagu, 1811) infection J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 27:48-51

51. Devada, K., Saseendranath, M.R. Mammen, J.A. and Tresamol, P.V. (1996). Occurrence of Ehrlichia bovis in a cow. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 27:66-67

52. Devada, K. and Sathianesan, V. (1989). Prevalence of Syngamus trachea infections in chicken in Kerala. J. Vet. Parasitol. 3(2):135-137

53. Devada, K. and Sathianesan, V. (1989). Comparative anthelmintic efficacy of mebendazole, thiabendazole and albendazole against Syngamus trachea infections in chicken. Kerala J. Vet. Sci. 20(1): 59-64

54. Devada, K. and Sathianesan, V. (1988). Pathogenesis and clinical signs of Syngamus trachea infections in chicken. Kerala J. Vet. Sci. (19(2):66-69



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