Designation and address
Department of Veterinary Parasitology,
Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal- 637002.

M.V.Sc (Veterinary Parasitology)
Ph.D (Veterinary Parasitology)

T : 04286-266484 Extn: 303
M: +91-9443943483
E : arunachalam[dot]k[at]tanuvas[dot]ac[dot]in

Fields(s) of specialization
Majoring field : Veterinary Parasitology
Specializing field : Veterinary Helminthology, Entomology and Acarology
Current Projects
  • Principal Investigator in the DST Scheme on "Herbal extracts as an alternative for the control of ticks infesting cattle".
Completed Projects
Project title Role in the project Fund outlay Funding agency
Validation of grassroots practice for promoting poultry health: Protective effect of indigenous medications in mixed coccidial infections in broiler chickens Co-Principal Investigator Rs.10.01 lakhs NationaI Innovative Foundation, Ahmedabad, Gujrat
Use of low cost technology for control of parasitic gastroenteritis in small ruminants Assisted Principal investigator Rs.9.00 lakhs Part II scheme, Govt. of Tamil Nadu
Revalidation of study on Efficacy of AV/FRC/18 herbal ectoparasiticidal and fly repellent against natural infestation of ectoparasites on ruminants Co-Principal investigator Rs.0.34 lakhs Dabur Ayurvet Limited,
Himachal Pradesh
Novel usage of Karanj (Pongamia glabra) as an acaricide in the control of sheep ticks. Principal investigator Rs.0.05 lakhs TNSCST, Chennai

Recent Research Publications
K. Arunachalam and S. Ramakrishnan. Effect of Ascaridia galli infection on body weight in broiler chicken. Indian Veterinary Journal (NAAS rating 6.0): 2011:88:5:75-76.

K. Arunachalam, T.J. Harikrishnan, T.Anna and G.A. Balasubramaniam. Molecular diagnosis of benzimidazole resistant Haemonchus contortus infective larvae by allele specific polymerase chain reaction. Indian Vet. Journal (NAAS rating 6.0): 2012:89:6:09-11

K. Arunachalam, S. Senthilkumar, T.Anna and T. J. Harikrishnan. Incidence of parasitic infections among ponies in Sirumalai hilly tract in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu. Indian Vet. Journal (NAAS rating 6.0): 2012:89:6:20-21

K .Arunachalam, T.J. Harikrishnan, T. Anna and G. A. Balasubramaniam. Prevalence of gastrointestinal helminths in sheep at western and high altitude hilly region of Tamil Nadu. Indian. Vet.J (NAAS rating 6.0); 2013:3
Honours & Awards
  • ICAR Junior Fellowship Award – 1992 by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, for pursuing M.V.Sc., in Veterinary Parasitology.