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About the Division

Division of Pathology

In 1939, the pathology activities were existed within the Disease Investigation Section at Izatnagar. Later on, a full flagged Division of Pathology was established on 6th September, 1963. In 1983, the Registry of Veterinary Pathology and Oncology was added to the Division. The first account of diagnostic pathology was on ‘kumri’ initiated by Dr. G.H.K. Mac Alister, an appointed Pathologist at Mukteswar Campus, in 1914. Subsequently, Dr. Hugh Cooper published the first description of 'Ranikhet Disease' and Dr. S. Datta described the pathology of Enzootic Bovine Haematuria and a number of new parasitic diseases. Later on, MCF, IBR, Chlamydial abortions, JD, Maedi/Visna and a number of other infectious and noninfectious diseases of livestock and poultry were studied. The division, during its 50 years of existence, has made significant contributions in understanding the pathology and pathogenesis of important animal and poultry diseases, development of various diagnostic tests and vaccines, and human resource development through various programs. Presently, the division is engaged in research related to Classical Swine Fever (CSF), Porcine Circovirus-2 diseases, Small Ruminant Lentiviruses, neonatal mortality, Bovine Papillomatosis, cancer biomarkers in animals and respiratory diseases of poultry, etc. using conventional and molecular pathology techniques. Besides, the division provides services of diagnostic pathology of livestock, poultry, pets and wildlife diseases, assist in histopathological evaluation of tissues to other divisions, postgraduate teaching, training, research and maintenance of the Registry of Veterinary Pathology museum. The division also provides consultancy to different agencies in matters of livestock, poultry, pet and wildlife health.

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