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Department of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

 

Department of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

Department of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine came in to existence in the month of March 1998 as per the guidelines of Veterinary Council of India. The department is offering courses in Veterinary Epidemiology, Veterinary Preventive Medicine (Bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic diseases) and clinics comprising a total of 14 credits to the undergraduate students. The department is also recognized as PG department and offering M.V.Sc degree programme in Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. A total of 8 students were completed their M.V.Sc and the research topics of thesis comprised primarily the studies on Epidemiology of Ascariasis, Mastitis, Haemorrhagic septicaemia, Black quarter, Foot and mouth disease, Blue tongue and prevalence and vector capacity of Culicoides midges. A National Agricultural Technology project on “Weather based Animal Disease forecast” sanctioned for Rs.12.8 lakhs by ICAR was completed under the leadership of then Professor and Head, Dr. S. Prasanna Kumar during December 2004. Under the project, informations pertaining to animal diseases profiles and meteorological parameters of all the districts of Karnataka were collected and analyzed. The database contributed for national data base for various animal disease profiles and developing a disease forecasting model through NADRES. A research project entitled “Study on Culicoides midges as vectors of bluetongue”, sponsored by Karnataka Sheep and Wool Development Corporation Bangalore with five lakhs rupees was completed during June 2007. Study indicated that Culicoides imicola may the prime vector of Bluetongue in Karnataka. The staff members of the department are involved in treatment and prevention of diseases of animals in college clinics, ambulatory clinics and in animal health camps.

Department of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University
Bidar, Karnataka
India

 

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