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The Department of Veterinary Parasitology was established since inception of the college in the year 1958 with the aim to impart undergraduate education. Initially only under graduate teaching was under taken. The postgraduate program in Veterinary Parasitology was incepted from 1995 and subsequently in Animal Biotechnology from 2007. The Ph.D program in Veterinary Parasitology was started from 2013. Currently the department offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral degree programs. The curriculum prepares students to meet their goals, which include professional careers in academic, clinical and technical field of Parasitology and Animal Biotechnology. So far 45 students have completed PG programs in Veterinary Parasitology and 17 in Animal Biotechnology. Four students have completed their Ph.D. and another two are undergoing Ph.D. program in Veterinary Parasitology.

The department undertakes time-bound research projects, in addition to the teaching and diagnostic services being provided for diagnosis of bacterial, viral and fungal diseases of livestock and poultry.

Heads of the Department:

Dr. S.L.Manjarekar, Dr. S.P.Phadke, Dr. M. S. Dhake, Dr. M. M. Kulkarni and Dr. R. S. Kolhe initially contributed significantly for the development of the department. Later on Dr. S. D. Harne geared up the developmental activities of the department. Subsequently Dr. D. R. Kalorey played a key role in the overall development and upliftment of the department.Recently Dr.V.C. Ingle is superannuated in March 2020 and Dr.Shubhangi Warke took the charge of Head of the Department.

Sr. No.

Name of The Head

 

Duration

1.

Dr. S.L.Manjarekar

1958-1964

2.

Dr. S.P.Phadke

1964-1969

3.

Dr. P.R.Dhake

1969-1975

4.

Dr. R. S. Kolhe

1975-1980

5.

Dr. S. D. Harne

1980-1997

6.

Dr. D. R. Kalorey

1997-2014

7.

Dr. V.C.Ingle

2014-2020

8.

Dr.Shubhangi Warke

2020-till date

 



Name SUNIL WASUDEO KOLTE
Designation Associate professor & Head Department of Veterinary Parasitology
Academic Qualification M.V.Sc.  Ph.D.
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Contact details including mobile number and e-mail id Office address Department of Veterinary Parasitology Nagpur Veterinary College Seminary Hills Nagpur 440 006 Residential Address 21 Bruhan Nagpur Hsg society Near Priyadarshini D.Ed. college Sonegaon, Nagpur 4440022 Mobile- 9822415538 Email ID- drswkolte@rediffmail.com
Awards and Achievements
Sr. No Award/ Achievement Remark
     
Publications
  • Number of publications : 45
  • Research publication (Last Ten years only)

International Papers

Sr. No Authors Journal Details
1 Sunil W. Kolte, Stephen D. Larcombe, Suresh G. Jadhao, Swapnil P. Magar, Ganesh Warthi, Nitin V. Kurkure, (2017) PLoS ONE 12(3): e0174595. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0174595
2 Ponnudurai G, Stephen Larcombe, Velusamy R , Rani N , Kolte SW , Rubinibala B , Alagesan A , Rekha B and Brian Shiels(2017) Ponnudurai et al., J Adv Dairy Res 2017, 5:2 DOI: 10.4172/2329-888X.1000177

National Papers

Sr. No Authors Journal Details
1 Kurkure, N. V.,  Kolte, S.W., S.S. Chopde, Ganorkar, A. G. and Bhandarkar, A. G.(2005) Indian Vet. Med. Jour. 29: 75.
2 Shinde, P.N., Maske, D. K., Samradhni, D., Kolte, S.W. , and Banubakode, S.B..(2005) J. Vet. Parasitol. 19: 61-62.
3 Efficacy of herbal preparation against coccidiosis in broilers(2006) J. Vet. Parasitol. 20: 155-157
4 Kurkure, N.V., Kolte, S.W. ,Bhandarkar, A.G. and Kalorey D.R.(2006) Ind. J. Expt. Bio. 740-744
5 Raghorte S. ,Kolte, S.W. ,  Patil Ankushreddy S., and Maske, D. K (2006) Intas Polivet 7: 39-40.
6 Kolte. S. W., Sanweer Khatoon , Bhandarkar. A. G., and Kurkure. N.V (2012) Ind. Vet. J. 89: 69
7 Kolte. S. W., Sanweer Khatoon , Bhandarkar. A. G., and Rahangadale. S.P.  (2012) Ind.  Vet.  J. 89: 70-71
8 Raut, M. M., Chavan. C. A., Kolte. S. W., Kurkure. N. V. (2012)

Journal of Veterinary Parasitology 26(1) : 75-76.

9 Kolte, S.W., Gahlod, B.M., Chopde, N.A., Khatoon, S. Banubakode, S.B., and Kurkure, N.V. (2013)

Ind. Vet. J.  90: 101-102

10 Kolte, S.W., Kurkure, N. V., Maske, D.K., and Khatoon, S. (2013)

J. Vet. Parasitol. 26: 140-143.

11 Raut, M.M., Chavan, C.A., Narkhede, H.P., Kolte, S.W. and Taksande, P.E. (2013) J. Vet. Parasitol. 27(1):66

 

12 Sabhyata Sharma Sabhyata, Kolte, S.W., Gawande, P.J.,  Kurkure, N.V. , Jadhao, S.G Panchbhai C.G.  and Magar Swapnil.(2019) Journal of Animal Research: v.9 n.4, p. 585-588. August 2019 DOI: 10.30954/2277-940X.04.2019.14
13 Sharma, Sabhyata,. Kolte, S.W., Kurkure, N.V., Jadhao, S.G., and Magar, Swapnil (2019) Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. App.  (2019) 8(11): 1404-1409
14 Satyaprakash K, Khan WA, Chaudhari SP, Shinde SV, Kurkure NV, Kolte S W(2018) Acta Parasitol  19;63(4)
15 Akhunji Batul & Bhate, Ruchi & Nilesh Pansare, Ruchi & Chaudhari, S. P. & Khan Waqar & Kurkure, N V. & Kolte S. W.  & Barbuddhe, S. B. (2019) Environ Monit Assess 191:82 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-019-7208-7
16 Bhate, Ruchi., Pansare, Nilesh., Chaudhari, S.P.,  Barbuddhe, S. B.,  . Choudhary, V.K., Kurkure,N.V and Kolte, S. W. (2017) DOI: 10.1089/vbz.2017.2159
 
    • Area of Expertise/ Research: Haemoprotozoan diseases, Helminthic diseases.
 
  • Completed Research Projects :
Sr. No Title of Project Sponsoring Agency Total Outlay
1 Molecular epidemiology of ticks and tick-borne disease, host resistance and development of novel pathogen vaccines” at Department of Parasitology, NVC Nagpur. Department of Biotechnology New Delhi Rs.  110.508 Lacks.
  1. Ongoing Research projects
Sr. No Title of Project Sponsoring Agency Total Outlay
1 Development of Lateral Flow/ELISA Detection Kit for the early diagnosis of theileriosis in Cattle at Department of Parasitology, NVC Nagpur. BIRAC New Delhi Rs.  19.55 Lacks.
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Name Dr. Pratibha Damodar Jumde
Designation Assistant Professor
Academic Qualification M.V.Sc.
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Contact details including mobile number and e-mail id (M) 8888839474 pratibhajumde@rediffmail.com
Awards and Achievements
Sr. No Award/ Achievement Remark

Publications

  • Number of publications : 17
  • Research publication (Last Ten years only)
International Papers
Sr. No Authors Journal Details
National Papers
Sr. No Authors Journal Details
1. Borghare A.T.,Bagde V.P,.Jaulkar A.D.,Katre D.D.,Jumde P.D.,Maske D.K. and Bhangale,G.N. Veterinary World, Vol.2 (2009) No. 9, pp – 337-338
2 Borghare A.T.,Bagde V.P,.Jaulkar A.D.,Katre D.D.,Jumde P.D.,Maske D.K. and Bhangale,G.N. Veterinary World, Vol.2 (2009) No. 9, pp – 343
3 Pratibha Jumde,Jadhao S.K.Durge S.M. and Alka Sawarkar The Indian Journal of Field VeterinariansVol,5 (2009) No.1,pp-66
4 Varsha Bagde,Pratibha Jumde,Shraddha Bansod, Kavita Shede and D.K. Maske The Indian Journal of Field VeterinariansVol,5 (2010) No.3,pp-37-38
5 Bhangale G.N., Bendre M.U.,Barbadikar M.S., Jumde P.D.and Maske D.K. The Indian Journal of Field VeterinariansVol,5 (2010) No.4,pp-25-26
6 Varsha Bagde, D.K. Maske ,Pratibha Jumde, Kavita Shede  and Shraddha Bansod, The Indian Journal of Field VeterinariansVol,5 (2010) No.3,pp-29-30
7 Pratibha Jumde,Jadhao S.K.Durge S.M. and Alka Sawarkar The Indian Journal of Field VeterinariansVol,6 (2011) No.3,pp-9-10
8 Varsha Bagde,Pratibha Jumde,Shraddha Bansod, Kavita Shede and D.K. Maske The Indian Journal of Field 9VeterinariansVol,6 (2011) No.3,pp-69
9 A.R. Sawarkar,C.R. Jangde, P.D. Thakre,P.M. Sonkusale and Pratibha Jumde T9he Indian Journal of Field VeterinariansVol,6 (2011) No.4,pp-49-51
10 P.M. Sonkusale, A.R. Sawarkar and Pratibha Jumde The Indian Journal of Field VeterinariansVol,7(2011) No.1,pp-52-57
11 Pratibha Jumde, Deepika Malviya,P.M. Sonkusale and Prajakta Charde The Indian Journal of Field VeterinariansVol,7 (2011) No.3,pp-55-56
12 Pratibha Jumde and Makarand Dixit The Indian Journal of Field VeterinariansVol,7 (2012) No.4,pp-44-46
13 Patel Ushma, Jumde Pratibha and S.W. Kolte Indian Veterinary Journal August 2015, 92(8): 88-89
14 Pratibha Jumde, N.G. Bhilegaonkar and S.W. Kolte Journal of Veterinary parasitology Vol 28(1), June 2014,pp-77
15 Pratibha Jumde, N.G. Bhilegaonkar and S.W. Kolte Journal of Veterinary parasitology Vol 28(1), June 2014,pp-82
Area of Expertise/ Research: Study of efficacy Herbal anthelmintics and Ectoparasitidal activities of various plants. Completed Research Projects
Sr. No Title of Project Sponsoring Agency Total Outlay
1. To study Efficacy of AV/FRC/18(Herbal Ectoparasiticidal & Fly Repellent ) in Natural Cases of Ectoparasitic Infestation in Non Discript Cowss and Nagpuri Buffaloes. Ayurvet Ltd. Post. Baddi, Village Katha, Dist. Solan, H.P. Rs. 41,800/-
Ongoing Research projects
Sr. No Title of Project Sponsoring Agency Total Outlay
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Name Dr. Priya J. Gawande
Designation Assistant Professor
Academic Qualification M. V. Sc.
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Contact details including mobile number and e-mail id Office address Department of Veterinary Parasitology Nagpur Veterinary College Seminary Hills Nagpur 440 006 Cont. no. – 9561404174 Email id. – drpriyagawande@gmail.com
Awards and Achievements Publications
  1. Number of publications : 08
  2. Research publication (Last Ten years only)
International Papers National Papers
Sr. No Authors Journal Details
1 P. J. Gawande, B. S. Baviskar, D. K. Maske, A. K. Jayraw and S. W. Kolte (2007). Zoos’ Print Journal 22(6): 2737.
2 B. S. Baviskar, P. J. Gawande, D. K. Maske, A. K. Jayraw, S. S. Bawaskar and A. G. Bhandarkar (2007). Zoos’ Print Journal 22(6): 2736-2737
3 B. S. Baviskar, P. J. Gawande, D. K. Maske, A. K. Jayraw, and A. G. Bhandarkar (2007) Zoos’ Print Magazine 22(7): 22.
4 L. J. Harkare, B. S. Baviskar, P. J. Gawande, P. S. Bankar, S. V. Deshmukh, D. K. Maske and A. K. Jayraw. (2007). Zoos’ Print Journal 22 (11): 2898-2899
5 L. J. Harkare, P. J. Gawande, B. S. Baviskar, B. R. Latha, R. Hippargi, A. K. Jayraw and D. K. Maske (2007)  Zoos’Print Journal 22(11): 2898
6 B. S. Baviskar, P. J. Gawande, A. K. Jayraw and D. K. Maske Journal of Threatened Taxa | www.threatenedtaxa.org | August 2009 | 1(8): 444
7 Bahar Baviskar, Pradyuamna Baviskar, Priya Gawande, Kailash Ingale, Madhuri Hedaoo, Sachin Raut and Arun Bhandarkar Journal of Threatened Taxa | www.threatenedtaxa.org | March 2009 | 1(3): 196
8 Priya Gawande, Bahar Baviskar, Nikhil Umale, Anjali Gandhe, Pradyuamna Baviskar, Sunil Bawaskar and D. K. Maske Volume XXV, Number 4, April 2010, (RNI 11:7)
Area of Expertise/ Research: Veterinary Parasitology Completed Research Projects Ongoing Research projects Any other significant achievements : Note: Please submit your brief profile both in word document and in pdf format to mafusdet@yahoo.co.in through proper channel
Dr. S. G. Jadhao M. V. Sc., NET.,Ph. D. (Vet. Parasitology) Assistant Professor Cell No. +91-9423109860 sureshjadhao123@gmail.com Dr. S. G. Jadhao is M.V.Sc., Ph.D. in Veterinary Parasitology. Currently he is engaged as an Assistant Professor, in the Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Nagpur Veterinary College, Nagpur Life Membership of the societies:-
  • Indian Association for Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology
  • Association of Public Health Veterinarians
  • Nagpur Veterinary College Alumni
  • Association Indian Veterinary council
  • Maharashtra Veterinary Council
He worked as Technical officer in MAFSU, Assistant director student welfare (ADSW) in NVC, Nagpur, Guest House Incharge, NVC., Nagpur and currently holding the additional charge of hostel warden. He has following academic and professional achievements:-
  • Research papers – 16
  • Research abstract – 30
  • Popular article – 26
  • Radio talk – 4
  • TV talk – 01
  • Submitted 56 DNA sequences in NCBI.
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  • Bionomics and control of flies of livestock.
  • Bionomics ,biology and control of ticks of livestock
  • Epidemiology and control of helminthes parasites of livestock and birds
  • Immunology and pathology of nasal schistosomiasis in cattle Epidemiology and control of haemoprotozoan parasites of livestock and pet animals
  • Bionomics and control of ectoparasites of poultry and pet animals
  • Studies on herbal ectoparasiticides in cattle , dogs
  • The department has been participated in communicating scientific information on various parasitic diseases to livestock owners through a media viz.”Doordarshan” , “Akashwani” , “News papers” , “Krishi Patrika” , N.S.S. camps etc. in local language Pashupatrika.
  1. Conventional and molecular diagnosis of haemoprotozoa infection in bovines.
  2. Development of rapid diagnostic test for Theileriosis.
  3. Studies on helminthic infections in goat and their control.
  4. Training of the field persons for parasitic disease diagnosis.
  5. Screening   of  prevalent  haemoprotozoan and helminthic  diseases in domestic animals in  Vidarbha region
  6. Development of study material and modern lab. Facilities for effective teaching and research
  7. Development of protocol and procedures for smooth conduct of accreditation of laboratory for practical, hands on training and disease diagnosis
  8. To conduct research on epidemiological studies of parasitic diseases in domestic animals. 
  1. Undergraduate
  2. Postgraduate
  3. Ph. D.

The department of Parasitology, N. V. C., Nagpur carried out research work during June, 2004 to May, 2007 under the ICAR Ad-hoc scheme entitled, “Immunological control of bovine ticks”. The study conducted on preparation, purification and analysis of immune response of partially purified salivary gland antigen of Rhipicephalus haemaphysaloides ticks and in-vivo efficacy, which revealed the suitability of partially purified salivary gland antigen as a vaccine candidate for control of ticks in experimental bovine calves as evidenced by elevation in rejection percentage, engorgement and preoviposition period while reduction in engorgement weight, egg mass weight and oviposition period. In completed scheme Dr. D. K. Maske, Professor of Parasitology worked as principal investigator.

The research work under the project entitled,” Assessment of Bm 95as a vaccine candidate against ticks in bovine calves” funded by Indian Immunological Ltd., carried out during the period from Nov. 2007 to Feb. 2008. The present study suggested that recombinant Bm 95 vaccine can constitute partially good immunogenic for use as Immunoprophylaxis against bovine ticks.

The Department of Veterinary Parasitology, NVC Nagpur has implemented BBSRC-DBT Project “Molecular epidemiology of ticks and tick-borne disease, host resistance and development of novel pathogen vaccines”  from 2014 to 2018 . This project was an international (BBSRC-DBT) collaborative and multi-institutional project. It included Department of Parasitology NVC, MAFSU Nagpur, Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai (TANUVAS), Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Veterinary College and Research Institute Namakkal, (TANUVAS) and University of Glasgow (Scotland). Department of Biotechnology provided fund to Indian collaborators and BBSRC provided fund to UK Collaborators.

This department is implementing a Research project Development of Lateral Flow/ELISA Detection Kit for the early diagnosis of theileriosis in Cattle in collaboration with  the industry partner GNG Nagpur, funded by BIRAC New Delhi. (2019-20)

 Significant research and other achievements

  1. The most notable finding was the detection of Babesia bovis. This is the first time Babesia bovis infection has been identified in Maharashtra state of India using PCR.
  2. Cattle and Buffalos both infected with Theileria orientalis has been detected first time apart from Theileria annulata in the state of Maharashtra.
  3. Native breeds of Maharashtra found to be resistant towards TBP carrier infections.
  4. Crossbreeds are potentially more susceptible to the consequences of TBP carrier infection than native breeds.
  5. For the first time studied the microsatellite typing pattern of Theileria annulata and noted that the parasite that infects cows and buffalos are the same with same genotypes. 
  6. From the results of microsatellite typing, it was also found that the buffaloes are not the carriers of Theileria annulata.
  7. The microsatellite typing study also indicated that the T. annulata infecting cattle & buffaloes of Maharashtra and Tamilnadu state have same genotype.
  8. Buffalo has lower level of prevalence of TBP infections and also had fewer mixed infections than that of cattle.
  9. This study suggest that targeted breeding practice  of cattle by selection of both high productivity and greater resistance/tolerance to tick-borne pathogen infection should be done which might provide improved economic performance of cattle.
  10. TACP protein can be explored for development of diagnostic for Theileria annulata infection in cattle.

Research Papers published

  1. Kolte S. W., Larcombe S. D., Jadhao S. G., Magar S. P.,  Warthi G., Kurkure N.V., Glass E.J., Shiels B.R.(2017)     PCR diagnosis of tick-borne pathogens in Maharashtra state, India indicates fitness cost associated with carrier infections is greater for crossbreed than native cattle breeds. PLoS ONE 12(3): e0174595.  https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0174595
  2. Ponnudurai. G, Larcombe S, Velusamy R, Rani N, Kolte S.W., Rubinibala B, Alagesan A, Rekha B, Shiels B. ( 2017) Prevalence of tick borne pathogens in co –grazed dairy bovines differs by region and host type in Tamil Nadu, India. Advances in dairy Research – (5):2
  3. Larcombe S.D., Kolte S. W.,  Ponnudurai G.,  Kurkure N.V.,  Magar S., Velusamy R.,  Rani N., Rubinibala B., Rekha B.,   Alagesan A., Weir W.,  Shiels B .(2019) The impact of tick-borne pathogen infection in Indian bovines is determined by host type but not the genotype of Theileria annulata. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 75 : 103972 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2019.103972
  4. Sharma S, Kolte S.W., Gawande P.J., Kurkure N.V., Jadhao S.G., Panchbhai C.G. and Magar S.(2019) A comparative Study between Blood Smear, Whole Blood PCR and FTA Card PCR for Diagnosis of Theileria annulata and Theileria orientalis in Cattle. Journal of Animal Research: .9 (4) 585-588.  DOI: 10.30954/2277-940X.04.2019.14
  5. Sharma S, Kolte S.W.,  Kurkure N.V., Jadhao S.G., and Magar S. (2019)  Comparative Efficiency of whole blood and FTA card for diagnosis of theileriosis in buffaloes of Nagpur region, India Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. App. Sci.  8(11): 1404-1409
  6. Khatoon S.,   Kolte  S. W.  Kurkure N. V.,  Chopde N. A.,  Jahan A.(2013) Detection of tropical bovine theileriosis by polymerase chain reaction in cattle J Parasit Dis Mar; 39(1): 53–56.      DOI 10.1007/s12639-013-0270-0
  7. Kolte, S.W., Gahlod, B.M., Chopde, N.A., Khatoon, S. Banubakode, S.B., and Kurkure, N.V (2013) Tropical Bovine Theileriosis in a crossbreed cow. Ind. Vet. J.  90: 101-102
  8. Kolte, S.W., Kurkure, N. V., Maske, D.K., and Khatoon, S. (2013) Prevalance of Schistosoma nasale infection in bovines from eastern Vidarbha (Maharashtra) vis-à-vis infection in Indoplanorbis exustus  J. Vet. Parasitol. 26: 140-143.
  9. Sabhyata Sharma & S.W.Kolte  (2018) A study on occurrence of Aspicularis tetraptera infection and mortality in mice.  Journal of Animal Research  (8)   DOI:10.30954/2277-940X.08.2018.18
  10. Satyaprakash K, Khan WA, Chaudhari SP, Shinde SV, Kurkure NV, Kolte S W (2018) Pathological and molecular identification of porcine cysticercosis in Maharashtra, India. Acta Parasitol  19:63(4)

It is an important function of the department of Parasitology, through which the research observations are transferred to the owner of animals. Extension activities includes – Communication of scientific information on various parasitic diseases to the owners of animals through a media like ‘Doordarshan’, ‘Akashvani’, Newspapers, Krishi patrika, N.S.S. camp etc. in local language. The department has a unique distinction of involvement in special extension project (a) PKV in the service of farmers (b) Evolving package of practices for optimum health and production in livestock and (c) special extension programme running at adopted village regarding diagnosis and control of parasitic diseases.

Department imparts parasitic disease training to trainees of short-term certificate courses arranged by the college. The department of Parasitology has been providing various parasitic disease diagnostic services to students, field staffs, private clinicians, college hospital etc.

The Department is involved in diagnosis of haemoprotozoan diseases and other parasitic diseases of animals, and also zoonotic parasitic diseases. This facility has been extended to the field veterinarians and livestock farmers.   

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