Department of Veterinary Pathology

Department of Veterinary Pathology

1. About

The department of Pathology was established in 1927 as one of the major department of this Institute. Since inception of the department notable work on diagnosis and control of important diseases in animals were done by the department. Pioneer work has been done in the department for diagnosis and control of Nasal granuloma in cattle of Bihar. Extensive work on collection, identification and pathogenesis of paramphistomiasis (Gillar and Pitto) diseases were carried out. Pathological studies on amphistomiasis in cattle were also done. It was started to provide good quality teaching, diagnostic and Research service to the undergraduate students, field veterinarians, private practitioners, poultry industry, private and governmental Research Institutes and Wildlife authorities etc. The department is also involved in identification of infectious diseases and toxic agents in animals that are brought to the Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex by examination of clinical samples. Besides, necropsy diagnosis and histopathological, cytological, haematological examinations, urinalysis and others are also performed in the department aiding in clinical diagnosis.

 The department has rich museum and great collection of slides and specimens of varieties of disease conditions in animals.

2. Faculty

 S.No.Name & Designation Mobile No.E-mail
1.Dr. Imran Ali, Asstt. Prof. & HoD9430963397,
2.Dr. Kaushal Kumar, Asstt. Prof.9430569285,
3.Dr. Sanjiv Kumar, Asstt.
4.Dr. Deepak Kumar, Asstt. Prof.9572698885,

3. Teaching :

U.G. Courses (As per VCI )

Sl. No.Course No.Course TitleCredit hrs.Semester
1.VPP-211General Pathology2+1III
2.VPP-221Systemic Pathology2+1IV
3.VPP-311Special Pathology-I2+1V
4.VPP-321Special Pathology-II2+1VI
5.VLD-421Vet. Lab. Diagnosis0+2VIII
6.VLD-511Vet. Lab. Diagnosis0+2IX

P.G. Courses (As per ICAR)

Sl. No.Course No.Course TitleCredit hrs.
1VPP 601General Pathology2+1
2VPP 602Techniques in Pathology1+1
3VPP 603Animal Oncology1+1
4VPP 604Clinical pathology1+2
5VPP 605Necropsy procedures and interpretations-I0+1
6VPP 606Necropsy procedures and interpretations-II0+1
7VPP 607Systemic pathology2+1
8VPP 608Pathology of infectious diseases of domestic animals2+1
9VPP 609Toxicopathology2+1
10VPP 610Avian pathology2+1
11VPP 611Pathology of Laboratory animals, fish and wild animals2+1
12VPP 612Veterolegal pathology1+0
13VPP 691Master’s Seminar1+0
14VPP 699Master’s Research20

Ph.D. Courses

Sl. No.Course No.Course TitleCredit hrs.
1VPP 701Pathology of nutritional and metabolic disturbances2+1
2VPP 702Advances in Toxicopathology2+1
3VPP 703Advances in Diagnostic Pathology1+2
4VPP 704Ultrastructural Pathology1+1
5VPP 705Immunopathology2+1
6VPP 706Pathology of important and emerging diseases of pets and livestock1+1
7VPP 707Advances in avian pathology2+1
8VPP 708Pathology of fungal diseases2+1
9VPP 709Molecular pathology of cell injury2+1
10VPP 710Experimental pathology1+1
11VPP 790Special problem0+2
12VPP 791Doctoral Seminar – I1+0
13VPP 792Doctoral Seminar – II1+0
14VPP 799Doctoral Research45

 4.Research facilities and infrastructure

 The department has completed many curricular researches and awarded M.V.Sc. degree and published several research papers in national and international journals. Facts are given below:

  • Pathology of mycoplasma infection in respiratory and reproductive organs of sheep and goats.
  • Studies on this pathology of diseases in zoo animals of  S. G. Biological Park, Patna
  • Pathological study on inflammation in the domestic fowl.
  • Pathological studies on parasitic diseases in buffaloes
  • Pathology of infectious bursal disease in poultry in and around patna
  • Pathology of arteriosclerosis in buffaloes.
  • Participation in various extension activities of college and RAU (Kishan  Mela, Kishan Gosthi etc.)
  • Several Radio & Television talks have been delivered by the faculty members of the Department from time to time.
  • Collection, identification and pathogenesis of morbid specimens from disease outbreak
  • Training to Veterinary Officials and animal husbandry functionaries have been delivered by the faculty members of the Department.
  • Post Mortem examination of livestock, poultry, wild life and Vetro-legal cases.
  • Gross & histo-pathological examination of the Morbid specimens received from Govt. farms, Veterinary Hospital, Police Dog squad, Public farms, zoological garden, Valmiki Tiger Reserve National park and field outbreak’s etc.
  • Diagnostic (Haematological, Bio-chemical Urinalysis and) test of the sample received from clinical cases as per the requirement made by clinician.
  • Cytological examination of lymph node and bone marrow smear  (for tumours)
  • Histopathological processing and diagnosis of tissues from laboratory animals used for Toxicological/research studies from pharmaceuticals, research institutes and colleges
  • Plan and conduction of various drug trials [private agency trials] in poultry birds
  • Differential staining for various diabetic trials in lab animals e.g. Gomori’s & PAS

 5.Publication :

ResearchExtension PubLab ManualBooks