Designation and address
Professor and Head,
Dept. of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
Veterinary College and Research Institute, Ramayanpatti, Tirunelveli - 627358

M.V.Sc. (Veterinary Pharmacology)
Ph.D. (Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology)

T : +91-462-2336344 / 2336345
M: +91-9487536403
E : arivuchelvan[dot]a[at]tanuvas[dot]ac[dot]in

Fields(s) of specialization
Majoring field : Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
Specializing field : Neuropharmacology, Phyto-pharmacology
Current Projects
Surveillance of antibiotic usage and its resistance in bovine mastitis. Co-Principal investigator. Outlay: Rs. 32,00,000/-. Funded by SERB, New Delhi.
Completed Projects
Project title Role in the project Fund outlay Funding agency
Exploration of the Hepatoprotective Effect of Alloe Health Drink in Broiler Chicken Co-Principal investigator Rs. 4.50 lakhs M/s C.P.PLANTATIONS, MADURAI. TAMIL NADU
Recent Research Publications
  1. P. Mekala, A. Jagadeeswaran, A. Arivuchelvan, K. Nanjappan and T.R. Gopala Krishna murthy. Influence of hydrated sodium calcium aluminosilicate and activated charcoal on the pharmacokinetics of single pulse dosing of enrofloxacin in broiler chicken. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research. 9 (1): 223-227. 2016.
  2. Senthilkumar, P., A. Arivuchelvan, A. Jagadeeswaran, N. Punniamurthy, P. Selvaraj, P. N. Richard Jagatheesan and P. Mekala.2015. Pharmacokinetics of enrofloxacin in emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) birds after intravenous and oral bolus administration. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sc., India, Sect. B Biol. Sci. online
  3. Mekala, P., A. Jagadeeswaran, A. Arivuchelvan, P. Senthilkumar, K. Nanjappan and T.R. Gopala Krishnamurthy. 2015. Interaction kinetics of Enrofloxacin with hydrated sodium calcium aluminosilicate – a toxin binder in broiler chicken. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. Vol. 4, Issue 5, pp. 1867 – 1882.
  4. P. Vikrama Chakravarthi, A. Arivuchelvan, A. Jagadeeswaran and N. Punniamurthy. The effect of garlic (Allium sativum) on production performance of native chicken. Proceedings of the 7th Kerala Veterinary Science Congress. 2015. 109-112.
  5. Vikrama Chakravarthi, P., A. Arivuchelvan, A. Jagadeeswaran and N. Punniamurthy. Naattu kozhigalin urpathi thiranil amukkara kilangu yeerpaduthum vilaivugalai patriya aaivu. 2015. 22-27.Full papers in First National Conference on "Tamilaal Iyalum vaelaanmaiyiyal/ kaalnadaiyiyal/ meenvalayiyal" (Thani tamilil kaalnadai maruthuvayiyal)
  6. Mekala, P., A. Jagadeeswaran, A. Arivuchelvan, P. Senthilkumar, K. Nanjappan and T. R. Gopala Krishna Moorthy. Iraichi kozhigalil kudineer valiyaaga kodukkapadum enrofloxacin marunthiyakaviyalil neeraetrapatta sodium calcium aluminosilicate matrum serivootapatta karithugalin thaakam. 2015. 34-42.
Honours & Awards
  • Certificate of Appreciation – for the development of E.Contents for the course VPT 411 –Chemotherapy under NAIP sub-project.