Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Dharmapuri was started on 14.12.1980. On 30.8.86, the centre was shifted to its own building at Gundalapatti, Dharmapuri – 636 703, located 6 kms from Dharmapuri on NH 7.
- Training to women self help groups on various Animal Husbandry practices under central government SGSY scheme.
- Training to women members of DDMPCU on Dairy animal management.
- Imparts training to the beneficiaries of Hon. CM's Priceless Sheep and Goat distribution Scheme.
The following university sub projects are in operation from 1.4.03 for a period of one year
Disease diagnosis/ investigation
- Antibiogram for mastitis causing organism - This
project is being implemented to identify the region specific antibiotic
to successfully control mastitis in this region.
- Evaluation of Performance of Mini broilers in
Pennagarm block with reference to Economics - This project is
implemented to estimate the cost of production, marketing and returns
from mini broilers, which will suggest ways to reduce the cost of
production and to explore new avenues for the small and marginal
- Collection and examination of biological
materials on autopsy and investigation for disease diagnosis in
livestock and poultry.
- Advisory services on housing, feeding, watering, health coverage and marketing for profitable livestock and poultry farming
- Preparation of economically feasible livestock/ poultry project proposals to enable the farmers to avail bank finance.
- Participation in mass contact programmes.
- Panacur was found to be an effective antihelmintic against Strongyles, Amphistomes, Fasciola and tape worms
- Liv-52 syrup when added in drinking water @
30ml/333 chicks from day old to one week of age, broiler chicks gained
211.50 g at the end of 7th week
- Bonnisan included at the rate of 60ml/333 chicks
in drinking water from day old to one week resulted in an increased
weight gain of 134 grams /broiler chick at the end of 7th week.
- The average livability of Keystone White Leghorn
commercial strain hybrid chicks up to 20th week of age was recorded as
- The per cent incidence of Lymphoid Leucosis in
commercial hybrid layer poultry strains of KEYSTONE GOLDEN, DEKALB and
BABCOCK breeds was 6%, 4.27% and 3.98% respectively.
- Brooding in layer birds were found to reduce with supplementation of Vitamin B1 and Lucerne meal.
- During outbreaks of
Coccidiosis, addition of B-Complex vitamins aggravated the pathogenecity
of the Oocysts of Coccidia.
- Abortions were more frequent when pregnant
animals were fed with cholam stalks, which contained fungal spores that
released toxins. Removal of cholam stalks feeding prevented recurrence
of the conditions.
- Usage of red coloured lights in broilers resulted
in increased weight gains by 110 grams at 8th week when compared to the
control groups reared in candescent light.
- Codrinal was effective in controlling intestinal form of Coccidiosis in poultry.
- Detailed investigation revealed that during an
acute outbreak of Ranikhet disease in layer farms, the usage of RDVK
vaccine to the affected flocks controlled the course of the disease and
- In Palacode area, out of 193 white cattle males,
13 were found positive for Nasal Schistasomiasis, while only 9 out of 93
females harboured the same. None of the 83 buffaloes examined were
found positive for the same.
- Through 964 autopsies taken up in 34 poultry
farms around Dharmapuri, it was revealed that the ceacal form of
Coccidiosis was more prevalent in 0-8 weeks of age and intestinal form
of coccidiosis was more during maturity time i.e., start of lay.
- Deworming of sheep (Trichy Black breed) with 1%
copper sulphate at an interval of 45 days increased the survivability
(3%) and increased the weight gain (3%), as compared to the control
- From 54 mastitic milk samples collected and
tested, it was found that 43.6% of the cases were due to mixed bacterial
infections and high incidence was due to Staphylococcal species
- The efficacy of 13 different antimicrobial
viz:Amikacin, Amoxycillin, Cehapaexin, Chloramphenicol, Cirpfloxacin,
Cloxacillin, Co-trimaxazole, Eoxycycline, Gentamicin, Norfloxacin,
Penicillin, Streptomycin, and Tertracycline, were tested in vitro
against 54 masititis milk samples. The pathogens were highly sensitive
to Amikacin (77.8%), Gentamycin (77.8%), Gentamicin (77.8%),
Ciprofloxacin (72.2%), moderately sensitive to Cephalexin (63.9%),
Doxycycline (61.1%) and Chloramphenicol (58.3%), and less sensitive to
Tertracycline (44.4%), Pencillin (27.18%), Amoxycillin (25.0%),
Cotrimaxazole (22.2%) and Cloxacillin (11.1%).
- Post mortem conducted on 513 birds during
1998-99, revealed that the higher incidence was seen in Gumboro disease
(46.6%), followed by Ranikhet disease (31.6%), Colibacillosis (13.8%),
and Mycoplasmosis (9.8%).
- Dung samples of sheep (2584) were examined to
identify different oocysts and larvae of helminthic parasites. It was
found that 96.4% of cases were infected with trichostronglyes oocysts
and larvae of intestinal parasites.
- Qualitative water analysis done on 138 water
samples revealed that 91.8% samples had chlorides, 1% of samples
contained nitrites and nitrates and traces of phosphates and ammonia
were present in 14.7% and 3.6% samples respectively.
- Gliricidia leaf meal with 18.06% crudeprotein
seemed to be a good protein source for poultry ration. The inclusion of
gliricidia leaf meal at 5% in cockerel / broiler ration replacing a
mixture containing sunflower oil cake (34%) de-oiled rice bran (66%)
seems to beneficial.
- An epidemiological study on the prevalence of
various helminthic parasites of Macheri, Trichy black and Mandya sheep
was carried out. Of 1112 animals examined, the overall prevalence of
helminthic infection was observed to be 26.7% with strongylid nematodes
predominating at 16.4%, followed by monezie sp.(3.1%), amphistomes and
strongyles. Among the three breeds examined, Macheri was more
susceptible to helminthic infection (28.5%).
- The qualitative analyses of water samples for
chemical impurities revealed that none of the samples was free from
chloride impurities. Further 58%, 20%, 36%, 23% and 20% of the water
samples contained ammonia, sulphate, phosphate, nitrate, nitrite
Dr. K.Senthilvel, Professor and Head | | Mobile: +91 - 94435 88983
Dr. V.Meenalochani, Assistant Professor
Dr. R.Rajkumar, Assistant Professor
The Professor and Head,
Veterinary University Training and Research Centre,
Gundalapatti Road, Dharmapuri – 636 703.
Phone No : 04342-288 420