The Department of Veterinary Parasitology has been established on 05.06.2012 as a part of Veterinary College and Research Institute, Orathanadu with the aim of providing quality education, research and extension service to the undergraduate students. field veterinarians and farmers The department is functioning with three laboratories such as Helminthology laboratory cum museum, Entomology & Protozoology Laboratory and Research Laboratory. The department is also involved in diagnosis of parasitic diseases of animals by examination of clinical samples and identification of parasites collected from domestic & wild animals and human beings.
The department is equipped with laboratory equipments and instruments needed for UG teaching as per VCI specification such as Autoclave, Hot air oven, Incubator, Centrifuge, Warming blender, Hygrometer, Distillation unit, Sterilizer unit, Water bath, Dissection microscopes, Compound microscopes and LCD Projector. Necessary glass wares, Plastic wares, chemicals and reagents are available to handle UG Practical classes. The Helminthology laboratory is equipped with instruments for faecal examination and helminth identification. Permanent mounted microscopic slides, gross lesions, ova, charts and photographs of helminths are available for undergraduate education in this laboratory. The Entomology and protozoology laboratory is equipped with instruments for blood smear and Skin scraping examination. Permanent mounted microscopic slides, gross lesions, charts and photographs of insects, arachnids and Protozoa are available for undergraduate education in this laboratory. The research lab is equipped with instruments to carry out basic and applied research in Parasitology.
As per the VCI regulations, the following courses are offered to the undergraduate students
The department is routinely involved in examination of faeces, blood, skin scrapings, parasites and other clinical samples received from TVCC, DLF,ILFC, Department of Veterinary Pathology and Cauvery delta region. During the year 2014-15, 452 faecal samples, 441 blood smears and 54 other samples were screened and identified various parasitic infections in animals of this region.
The Professor and Head.
Department of Veterinary Parasitology,
Veterinary College and Research Institute, Orathanadu,
Thanjavur-614625, Tamil Nadu.
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