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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University

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College of Veterinary Science

Faculty Detail

Dr. Lachhman Das Singla

Designation: Professor
Contact Address:Department of Veterinary Parasitology, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab 141004
Telephone : 0161-2414029
Mobile: 9316061974,,

Academic Credentials

  • B.V.Sc. & A.H.
  • M.V.Sc. (Veterinary Parasitology)
  • Ph.D. (Veterinary Parasitology)

Teaching and Other Appointments

  • Imparted comprehensive, quality and in-depth education and training in different fields of Veterinary Parasitology (Protozoology, Helminthology & Entomology) to the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Veterinary and Animal Sciences under trimester and semester system (under VCI) of education to develop professionally qualified Human Resource in Veterinary Parasitology. Veterinary interns were imparted training for diagnosis and control of parasitic infections regularly. Besides this taught ‘Intellectual Property and its Management in Agriculture’ course to postgraduate students of university and ‘Animal Ethics and Welfare’ course to undergraduate students. Developed/improved teaching curricula and methods to make teaching innovative and effective.

Other Appointments

  • Director, Human Resource Management Centre, GADVASU, Ludhiana.
  • Member Secretary Institutional Animal Ethics Committee, GADVASU, Ludhiana

Area of Research Interests

  • Control of economically important parasitic diseases;  generation of epidemiological database and maps; conventional, immunological and molecular diagnostics.

Ongoing Projects



Title of project

Funding agency




Employment of immuno-molecular diagnostic tools for haemoprotozoan diseases of livestock in Punjab State





Development of control strategies based on molecular epidemiology and drug efficacy for equine piroplasmosis in Punjab.

UGC, New Delhi

2013 -2017



Preliminary evaluation of atypical-human trypanosomiasis (a-HT) due to Trypanosoma evansi in India

IRD, France


Research Honour’s /Awards

  • Awards/Honours: Punjab State Marketing Board Scholarship in B.V.Sc & A.H.; ICAR JRF in M.V.Sc.; M.S. Randhawa Medal (1999) in Ph.D.; Prof. Dr. B.V. Rao Gold Medal (2002) by Indian Veterinary Association; Shiksha Rattan Puraskar in 2008; 14 Best Poster/Oral Presentation Awards 2005-2019; Best Research Article Awards by Indian Society for Veterinary Immunology and Biotechnology (2010 and 2013); 
  • Oration awards: Dr. D.P. Banerjee Memorial Oration Award 2013 in Veterinary Protozoology; Smt. Nisha Mani Parija Oration Award 2014 in Parasitic Zoonosis and Dr. B.L. Purohit Memorial Oration Award 2018. Editorial Excellence Award as Editor (2014) and Associate Chief Editor (2016) of ‘Indian Journal of Animal Research’.   
  • Fellow Academies/Associations: Fellow of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, London (2004); The National Academy of Veterinary Sciences (2016) and The Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (2017). 

No. of Publications

Research: 175
Extension: 80
   Books: NIL   Manuals: 04


  • Ntesang, K., Singla, L.D., Kaur, P., Arora, J.S., &   Kashyap N (2022).  Molecular epidemiology, phylogenetic analysis and risk assessment of Anaplasma marginale from naturally infected bovines of Punjab (India). Acta Tropica 232, 106499.
  • Goel, V., Singla, L.D.& Choudhury, D. (2020). Cuminaldehyde induces oxidative stress-mediated physical damage and death of Haemonchus contortus. Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy 130: 110411. Doi: 10.1016/j.biopha.2020.110411.
  • Goel, V., Kaur, P., Singla, L.D. & Choudhury D (2020). Biomedical evaluation of Lansium parasiticum extract protected silver nanoparticles against Haemonchus contortus, a parasitic worm. Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences 7: 595646. doi: 10.3389/fmolb.2020.595646.
  • Parashar, R., Singla, L.D., Batra, K., Kumar, R., Kashyap, N., Kaur, P. & Bal. M.S. (2018). Unraveling cryptic epizootiology of equid trypanosomosis in Punjab state of India by parasitological and sero-molecular techniques. Acta Tropica 185: 18-26.
  • Sumbria, D, Singla, L.D., Kumar, S., Sharma, A., Dhayia, R .&  Setia, R.K. (2016). Spatial distribution, risk factors and haematobiochemical alterations associated with Theileria equi infected equines of Punjab (India) diagnosed by indirect ELISA and nested PCR. Acta Tropica 155: 104-112.
  • Singla, L.D., Sumbria, D., Mandhotra, A., Bal, M.S., and Kaur, P. (2016). Critical analysis of vector-borne infections in dogs: Babesia vogeli, Babesia gibsoni, Ehrlichia canis and Hepatozoon canis in Punjab, India. Acta Parasitologica 61(4): 697-706.  
  • Sumbria, D., Singla, L.D., Sharma, A., Moudgil, A. & Bal M.S. (2014). Equine trypanosomosis in central and western Punjab: Prevalence, haemato-biochemical response and associated risk factors. Acta Tropica 138: 44-50.
  • Sharma, A, Singla, L.D., Tuli, A., Kaur, P., Batth, B.K., Javed, M. & Juyal, P.D. (2013). Molecular prevalence of Babesia bigemina and Trypanosoma evansi in dairy animals from Punjab, India by duplex PCR: A step forward to detection and management of concurrent latent infections. Biomed Research International Doi: org/10.1155/2013/893862)
  • Singla, L.D., Juyal, P.D. & Sharma, N.S. (2010). Immune responses to haemorrhagic septicaemia (HS) vaccination in Trypanosoma evansi infected buffalo-calves. Tropical Animal Health and Production 42: 589-95.
  • Singla, L.D., Singla, N., Parshad, V.R., Juyal, P.D. & Sood, N.K. (2008). Rodents as reservoirs of parasites in India. Integrative Zoology 3: 21-26.