» Division of Epidemiology

Major Achievements

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  • Conventional bacteriological assays, immunological (Microagglutination, MAT and tube agglutination, STAT) methods and molecular detection methods are validated for monitoring of Bordetella bronchiseptica infection status in pigs and dogs in different parts of India.
  • Prevalence of Brucellosis in ruminants has been revealed.
  • Services for monitoring STDs (BHV-1, IBR, BVDV and Campylobacter) in bulls are provided.
  • Always an integral part of Outbreak investigation teams to help disease investigation by CADRAD.
  • Development and improvement of diagnostics:
    1. Microagglutination test has been evaluated and used for diagnosis of bordetellosis in pigs and dogs.
    2. PCR using serum of Dogs and Human being has been standardized for diagnosis of Bordetellosis.
  • Development of alternate system of therapy: More than 1300 bacterial isolates have been tested for sensitivity to herbal drugs (Xanthozylum rheasta essential oil, Ageratum conizoides methanolic extract, Guggul oil, Lemongrass oil, Sandal wood oil, Carvacrol, Nutmeg oil, Thyme oil, Tea-tree oil, Caraway oil, Holy basil oil, Cinnamon oil, Sage oil, and Patchouli oil). Multiple herbal drug resistance (MHDR) was found common similar to MDR in strains of potentially pathogenic bacteria. Cinnamon oil, Thyme oil and Carvacrol oil were found to be the most effective herbal oils against bacteria.