Bihar Agricultural University,Sabour

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Department of Veterinary Parasitology


Department of Veterinary Parasitology

The Department of Parasitology has been actively engaged in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching, research and extension in the field of Veterinary Parasitology since 1930.The post –graduate teaching and research leading to Masters and Doctoral degrees were also imparted from 1962 to 1978 when the P.G. Programme was transferred to Ranchi Veterinary College. The M.V.Sc. teaching and research was revived again in 1981 and since then this department is regularly training students for the award of M.V.Sc. degree. Till date a total of 59 research scholars have completed their Master degree and currently six students are continuing their studies for M.V.Sc programme and one student is continuing his Ph.D. programme. The department had the distinction of having parasitologists of national and international repute who provided new thrust to our present knowledge of facilities in poultry coccidiosis and bovine trichomoniosis. The Department has the unique distinction of providing three successive Directors of the Institute of Animal Health and Production, Patna for past four decades except for a brief intervening period an example not available for any other Departmental of the College.

With the introduction of the 5 year degree programme under new semester system the undergraduate courses of this Department have been reorganized to make it more practical oriented under the specilisation of General Parasitology, Helminthology, Entomology& Acarology and Protozoology.

The research work of the Department has been organized on three major aspects, Helminthology, Protozoology and Acarology section. The helminthology section is conducting research on the chemotherapy of gastro-intestinal nematodes, liver fluke disease and immature amphistomiosis. The protozoology and acarology section is the largest research group of this Department and is conducting researches on protozoal diseases of major economic importance to the country. This department has the unique distinction of organizing the “Asian Congress in Veterinary Parasitology”, “International Conference in Disaster Management of Livestock in Flood” and also in providing many Directors of the institute of Animal Health and Production. Veterinary Parasitology is one of the few Departments of Bihar Veterinary College, Patna which offers Undergraduate, Post-graduate and also the Doctorate programme.

Department of Veterinary Parasitology
Bihar Agricultural University,Sabour
Bihar Veterinary College,


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