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Scientist Profile

Dr. Bhoj Raj Singh
BVSc & AH MVSc, PhD
Head,
Division of Epidemiology,

Telephone: 0581-2302188
Mobile No.: 8449033222

Field of Specialization Salmonellosis, Bordetellosis, Klebsiellosis, Antimicrobial drug resistance, Molecular epidemiology Total Research Papers 163
No. Patents Granted / Filed 2 (Toxoid Vaccines for control of Salmonallosis) Total No. of Book / Manual 3
No. of M.V.Sc. Student Guided 9 No. of PhD Student Guided 3
Present Number of M.V.Sc. Student 2 Present Numberof PhD Student 2

Top 10 Research Papers

  • Singh, B.R. (2012). Effect of aerobic and microaerobic growth conditions on antimicrobial sensitivity of important bacterial isolates from clinical samples and on minimum inhibitory concentration of gentamicin, vancomycin, ciprofloxacin and tetracycline. Published on 29.3.12. pp. 5. url: Noto-Are-Medicine. https://www.notoare.com/14687587
  • Singh, B.R. (2012). Drug resistance in enteropathogens of zoonotic significance isolated from diarrhoeic pigs and house sparrow perching in piggery in jharnapani, Nagaland. Published on 27.3.12.pp.8.url:https://www.notoare.com/ 17378234.
  • Singh, B.R. (2012). Multiple drug resistance in rough strains of Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica isolated from broiler birds in India. Noto-are 16547872: Medicine. 2012-05-22. pp. 1-2. url: https://www.notoare.com/ 16547872
  • Singh, B.R. (2010). Antimicrobial drug uses by veterinarians in equine clinical cases in India. Res. J. Vet. Sci., 3 (3): 165-178. http://scialert. net/abstract/?doi=rjvs. 0000. 19443.19443
  • Singh, B.R. (2009). Salmonella vaccines for animals and birds and their future perspective. The Open Vaccine J., 2: 100-112. doi: 10.2174/ 187 503 540 0902010100
  • Singh, B.R., Chauhan, M., Sindhu, R.K., Gulati, B.R., Khurana, S.K., Singh, B., Yadav, H.S. and Yadav. R.P. (2010). Diseases prevalent in equids in India: A survey of veterinary practitioners. Asian J. Anim. Vet. Adv., 5(2): 143-153.DOI: 10. 3923/ajava.2010.143.153
  • Singh, B.R. (2009). Prevalence of vancomycin resistance and multiple drug resistance in enterococci in equids in North India. J. Infect. Develop. Count., 3(7): 498-503. Url: http:// www.jidc.org/index.php/journal/article/view/ 467.
  • Singh,B.R. (2009). Thermotolerance and multi drug resistance in bacteria isolated from equids and their environment: source of pasteurization resistant bacteria. Vet. Rec., 164: 746-750. Url: http://veterinaryrecord. Bvapublications. Com /cgi/ content/full/164/24/746
  • Singh, B.R., Jyoti, J., Chandra, M., Babu, N. and Sharma, G. (2009). Drug resistance pattern in Salmonella isolates of equine origin from India. J. Infect. Develop. Count., 3(2):141-147.Url:http:// www.jidc.org/index.php/ journal/ article /view/ 61/43.
  • Singh, B.R., Chandra, M., Agrawal, R.K. and Nagrajan, B. (2007). Interactions between Salmonella enterica Subspecies enterica serovar Typhimurium and Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata variety Sinensis) seeds, plants, and persistence in hay. J. Food Safety. 28:169-187. 10.1111/j.1745-4565.2007.00070; Url: http:// www3. interscience. wiley. com/cgibin/fulltext /118494253/PDF.

Technologies Developed

  • Toxoid vaccine for control salmonellosis has been developed to protect animals against all types of Salmonella, the toxoid protected experimental animals against homologous and heterologous challenge for more than 3 months with single inoculation. The vaccine has been developed for poultry birds to protect against Salmonellosis.
  • Toxoid vaccine to control klebsiellosis in rabbits and mice against all types of Klebsiella. The vaccine has potential in protection of livestock against klebsiellosis, the major cause of mastitis, septicaemia and diarrhoeal outbreaks and in-shell death of chick embryos in poultry birds.
  • First oral Vaccine for Animals in India, Live double mutant defined deletion vaccine against Salmonellosis in equines with defined heavy metal (Hgr) resistant marker in Salmonella Abortusequi.
  • Diagnostics for rapid diagnosis of canine Parvovirus infection in dogs, Klebsiellosis in animals,and antibody capture ELISA tests for diagnosis of salmonellosis.
  • Kit for synthetic milk detection

Awards

  • Visiting Faculty at times at PG Institute, Dehradun, Uttrakhand, India since 2006
  • International Faculty on Enteric diseases, Open Learning Centre, University of Sassari, Italy; http://www.aclisassari.com/acli-openlearning since 2005.
  • Member of Global Salmonella Surveillance programme of WHO (GSS) since 2003.
  • Dr. C.M. Singh Award for best research article published in year 2000 in Indian Journal of Comparative Microbiology Immunology and Infectious Diseases.
  • Award of Honour-2001 from Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar,UP India, for doing research work of high standard.
  • TOMBIT Research Fellowship from ODA, UK, at IAH Compton UK, Feb. to Dec. 1999.
  • Dr. C.M. Singh Award for best research article published in year 1999 in Indian Journal of Comparative Microbiology Immunology and Infectious Diseases.
  • CSIR Senior Research Fellowship for doing Ph.D. at Pantnagar, College of Veterinary Sciences, Nov. 1994 to Oct. 1997.
  • IVRI Junior Research Fellowship for doing M.V.Sc. at IVRI, Izatnagar, India from 1987 to 1989.
  • U.P. Govt. Merit Fellowship for doing Metric and Higher Secondary from 1976 to 1980, at G.I.C. Moradabad.

Membership

  • Indian Association for Advancement of Veterinary Research (IAAVR).
  • Indian Association of Veterinary Microbiologists, Immunologists and specialists in infections diseases (IAVMI), Izatnagar.
  • Indian Society for Buffalo Development. Head quarter CIRB Hisar.
  • Indian Public Health Association.
  • Indian Association of Microbiology

Ongoing Projects

  • Epidemiology of emergence of antimicrobial drug resistance in bacteria of veterinary clinical importance
  • Meta analysis of peste des petits ruminants (PPR) in India
  • Geospatial and meta analysis on bluetongue in small ruminants
  • Pathology of respiratory disease complex in ruminants
  • Epidemiosurveillance of piglet diarrhoea in organized farms
  • Development of essential oil formulation for bio-control of spoilage organisms and pathogens of public health significance in foods of animal origin
  • Pathological and immunological response in bovine abortion