Veterinary Microbiology

Infrastructure:
 
The department is well equipped with some state of the art facilities viz. PCR, Real time PCR, Refrigerated high speed centrifuge, UV-Vis double beam spectrophotometer, electrophoresis systems with gel-documentation system, Sterile work bench with BSL-II, etc.

Teaching Activities:

  • B.V.Sc. & A.H. Programme: AS per MSVE Regulations-2008 (10 Credit Hrs.) + VLD
  • M.V.Sc.  Programme: As per ICAR Revised Postgraduate Course Curricula-2009 (60 Credit Hrs.)
  • Ph.D. Programme: As per ICAR Revised Postgraduate Course Curricula-2009

Research Priorities:

  • Epidemiology and Mechanism of Antimicrobial Drug Resistance in Enteric Bacteria in Pigs, Poultry & Human in North East India
  • Development of Suitable Diagnostics and Vaccine Against Progressive Atrophic Rhinitis in Pigs
  • Epidemiology of Porcine Enteric Viruses and Enteric Bacterial Infections in North Eastern India
  • Sero-Epidemiology of Sheep Pox, Goat Pox and Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) in Sheep and Goats in North Eastern India

Research activities:

  • Institutional BIOTECH HUB (PI: Dr. T. K. Dutta; DBT/Ongoing)
  • DBT Twinning Project on Epidemiology of Extended-Spectrum Beta Lactamases (ESBLs) in Enterobacteriaceae group of bacteria isolated from swine in NER (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim & Tripura) and swine & poultry in West Bengal.(PI: Dr. T. K. Dutta; DBT/Ongoing)
  • DBT Twinning Project on Development of Improved Diagnostics with Monitoring and Characterization of Viral and Bacterial Pathogens Associated with Piglet Diarrhoea in North Eastern Region of India.(PI: Dr. T. K. Dutta; DBT/Ongoing)
  • DBT Twinning Project on Serosurveillance and Molecular Epidemiology of peste des petits (PPR), Sheep Pox and Goat Pox in Sheep and Goats of Tripura and Mizoram.(PI: Dr. T. K. Dutta; DBT/Ongoing)

 

Department Activities

Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) showing the presence of pili (fimbriae) in P. multocida isolated from pneumonic lesions of water buffaloes.
Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) showing the presence of pili (fimbriae) in P. multocida isolated from pneumonic lesions of water buffaloes.
Agarose Gel Electrophoresis of PCR product using species and type specific primers for P. multocida. Lane-M, 100 bp DNA marker; Lane-1, P. multocida vaccine strain (serotype B:2); Lane-2, 3& 4 representative P. multocida isolates; Lane-5 P. multocida other than serotype B:2 and/or B:5/B:2,5. Amplimer of 462 bp is specific for P.multocdia and amplimer of 620 bp is specific for serotype B:2.
Histopathological changes in lung of buffalo showed extensive vascular congestion, edema in inter-alveolar spaces with accumulation of fair number of inflammatory cells. Haematoxylene and Eosin X 200.
Multiplex PCR analysis of Escherichia coli isolates for four virulence genes (stx1, stx2, eaeA and hlyA) isolated from piglets and infants in Mizoram
Capsular typing of Pasteurella multocida by multiplex PCR isolated from pigs suspected for Progressive Atrophic Rhinitis in Mizoram

Teaching Faculty

Associate Professor
M.V.Sc., Ph.D.
Head of Department
Assistant Professor
M.V.Sc., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
M.V.Sc., Ph.D.

Supporting Staff

Mrs. Diana
Field-cum-Lab Assistant
Kh. Khogen Singh
Multi Tasking Staff