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Dr.(Mrs.) Rinku Sharma
IVRI Palampur,

Telephone: 01894-230526 (O),
Mobile No.: 09359906885

Field of Specialization Veterinary Pathology Total Research Papers 19
No. Patents Granted / Filed Total No. of Book / Manual 4
No. of M.V.Sc. Student Guided 1 No. of PhD Student Guided 0
Present Number of M.V.Sc. Student 1 Present Numberof PhD Student 0

Top 10 Research Papers

  • Parimoo HA, Sharma R, Patil RD, Sharma OP, Kumar P and Kumar N. 2014. Hepatoprotective effect of Ginkgo biloba leaf extract on lantadenes-induced hepatotoxicity in guinea pigs. Toxicon 81: 1-12.
  • Sharma R and Saikumar G. 2014. PMWS-like lesions in preweaned crossbred piglets naturally infected with PCV2 in India. Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences 2: 26-30.
  • Sharma R, Bhat TK and Sharma OP. 2013. The environmental and human effects of ptaquiloside-induced enzootic bovine haematuria: a tumorous disease of cattle. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 224: 53-95.
  • Sharma R, Patyal VS, Asrani RK and Gupta VK. 2012. Reproductive pathology of rabbits in Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh. Indian Veterinary Journal 89: 85-88.
  • Singh H, Kumar N, Sharma AK, Kumar A, Dewangan R, Kataria M and Sharma R. 2012. Host tissue response to subcutaneously implanted native and acellular scaffold in a rabbit model. Trends in Biomaterials and Artificial Organs 26: 37-42.
  • Sarkar TK, Dimri U, Sharma MC, Sharma R and Somvanshi R. 2011. Immunomodulatory and antioxidant potential of Asparagus racemosus Wild and Terminalia chebula Retz and their corresponding homeopathic mother tinctures in Cadmium-induced immunosuppression and oxidative stress in rats. Indian Journal of Veterinary Pathology 35: 162-167.
  • Sharma R and Saikumar, G. 2010. Porcine parvovirus and porcine circovirus 2 associated reproductive failure and neonatal mortality in crossbred Indian pigs. Tropical Animal Health and Production 42: 515-522.
  • Sharma R and Saikumar G. 2008. PCV 2 associated reproductive failure in Indian pigs. Indian Journal of Animal Science 78: 1239-1241.
  • Raja K, Saikumar G, Sharma R and Dwivedi P. 2008. OTA in swine: clinical and pathological changes following prolonged exposure to OTA. Indian Journal of Animal Science 78: 922-928.
  • Sharma R and Gupta VK. 2005. Aetiopathology of naturally occurring pneumonia in rabbits in Himachal Pradesh. Indian Journal of Veterinary Pathology 29: 106-108.


  • Best paper/poster award (2)
  • Best Ph. D. Thesis Award


  • Registered member of H.P. State Veterinary Council
  • Life member of Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists
  • Life member of Veterinary Council of India
  • Life member of CM Singh Endowment Trust
  • Life member of ISSRF

Ongoing Projects

  • Evaluation of locally available plants for feeding of hill animals
  • Evaluation of herbal plants against Lantana camara-induced toxicity
  • Effect of phytochemically isothiocyanate against fern induced chronic toxicity in guinea pigs- a model of EBH
  • Investigation on diseases, sero-prevalence and animal husbandry practices in NWHHR
  • In vitro evaluation of saponins from North-western Himalayas as adjuvant in veterinary vaccine

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