Designation: Principal Scientist (Veterinary Parasitology) Contact Address: Animal Disease Research Centre, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana 141004 Telephone : 0161-2414029 Mobile: 9779540624 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Six month advanced training (w.e.f. May 2012 to Oct. 2012) on
Molecular Epidemiology of Canine Parasitic Zoonoses at Zoonotic Parasite
Research Unit, Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Western College
of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
Teaching and Other Appointments
Involved in teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate courses of Veterinary Parasitology
Landscaping Incharge, GADVASU
Warden, Hostel No. 3, GADVASU
Area of Research Interests
Research priorities include molecular diagnostics of haemoprasites of domesticated animals, Epidemiology of GIT parasites of small ruminants, anthelmintic resistance and Parasitic Zoonoses.
Animal Disease Research Centre &
Strengthening of diagnostic facilities and experimentation (NPV-26)
Drs. S.S. Randhawa, G. Filia, M S Bal and V. Mahajan
All India Co-coordinating research Project
(AICRP) on Animal Disease Monitoring & Surveillance (ADMAS)(ICAR-11)
Drs. S.S. Randhawa, G. Filia,M S
Bal and V. Mahajan
Network Project (Continuing)
Medicinal Plants garden for
awareness/demonstration and Veterinary Research purpose at GADVASU, Ludhiana,
CCRAS,* New Delhi
Drs. Santosh S. Mane, S. K. Sharma, M. S. Bal
(Co-PI) and GajarmalAmit Ashok
Development of Nursery for cultivation of
five selected medicinal plants at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal
Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab
National Medicinal Plant Board (NMPB),
Ministry of Ayush, Govt. Of India
Santosh S. Mane, V. K. Dumka, S. K. Sharma
and M. S. Bal(Co-PI)
Research Honour’s /Awards
Awarded international travel grant from Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi for attending 24th International conference of World Association of Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP) 2013 held at Perth, Australia
Third best poster presentation award (co-author) at XX national Congress of Veterinary Parasitology held (February 18-20, 2010)
Best Poster award by Indian Vety Public Health Association in Feb 2005.
Award of Honour to Dr. M. S. Bal by Directorate of Student’s welfare, GADVAU during Republic day function (26th January 2016) of University for dedicated work as In-Charge Landscaping, GADVASU, Ludhiana.
Best Oral Presentation Award for presentation of research work in International symposium and 7th conference of Indian Meat Science Association (IMSACON-VII) from 10-12 November 2016.
‘Distinguished Alumnus Award’ by Alumni Association College of Veterinary Science during Golden Jubilee Celebration function of COVS, Ludhiana on 29.12.2020
No. of Publications
Bal MS, Sagar R, Kaur P, Mahajan V, Singla L Dand Singh C K. 2019. Foldscope as a diagnostic tool for identification of parasites of domesticated animals.Indian Journal of Animal Sciences89(10):1082-1085.
Sharma A, Singla LD, Kaur P, Bal M S, Sumbria D, Setia R.2019. Spatial seroepidemiology, risk assessment and haemato-biochemical implications of bovine trypanosomiasis in low lying areas of Punjab, India.Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Pawar P D, Singla L D, KaurP,Bal M S and Javed M. 2019. Evaluation of multiple anthelmintic resistance for gastrointestinal nematodes using different faecal egg count reduction methods in small ruminants of Punjab, India.ActaParasitologica.64(3): 456-463.
Bal MS, Mahajan V, Filia G, Singh CK and Kaur P. 2017.Management of outbreaks of anaplasmosis in cattle in Punjab State.Journal of Animal Research 7 (5): 885-889
Parashar R, Singla LD, Batra K, Kumar R, Kashyap N, Kaur P and Bal MS.2018. Unraveling cryptic epizootiology equines trypanosomosis in Punjab state of India by parasitological and sero-molecular techniques.ActaTropica 185: 18-26.
Pandit D, Bal MS, Kaur P, Singla LD, Mahajan V, Setia RK. 2021. Seroprevalence and spatial distribution of toxoplasmosis in relation to various risk factors in small ruminants of Punjab, India. Indian Journal of Animal ResearchDOI: 10.18805/IJAR.B-4358
Kaur, P., Sharma, A., Juyal P D, Bal, MS, Singh C and Singla LD.2021. Comparative epidemiology and pathophysiology of patent and latent babesiosis caused by Babesiabigemina in buffaloes and cattle from different agroclimatic zones of Punjab State, India. Tropical Animal Health Production 53:264-272.
Mahajan V, Filia G, Bal M S, Leishangthem G D and Sandhu K S (2021). Epidemiological and pathological studies on outbreaks of swinepox in Punjab. Haryana Vet. 60(1), 135-136.
N Sangha, C K Singh, K Gupta, V Mahajan and M S Bal. (2020).Novel approach of foldscope for diagnosis of epithelial tumors in animals.International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences. 9(7): 156-160.
Bal M. S., Sharma A., Ashuma, Batth B. K., Kaur P. and Singla L.D. (2014) Detection and management of latent infection of Trypanosomaevansi in a cattle herd. Indian Journal of Animal Research.48(1): 31-37.
Bal MS, Mahajan V, Filia G, Kaur P, Singh A (2016) Diagnosis and management of bovine babesiosis outbreaks in cattle in Punjab state, Veterinary World, 9(12): 1370-1374.
Schurer J. M., Pawlik M., Huber A., Elkin B., Cluff H. D, Pongracz J. D., Gesy K, Wagner , Dixon B, Merks H., Bal M. S. and Jenkins E. J. (2016) Intestinal parasites of gray wolves (Canis lupus) in northern and western Canada. Canadian Journal of Zoology94( 9) : 643-650.
Sumbria D, Singla LD, Sharma A, Bal MS and Kumar S (2015). Multiplex PCR for detection of Trypanosomaevansiand Theileriaequiin equids of Punjab, India. Veterinary Parasitology 211(3-4): 293-99.
Sharma A, Singla L D, Tuli A, Kaur P and Bal M S(2015). Detection and assessment of risk factors associated with natural concurrent infection of Trypanosomaevansi and Anaplasmamarginale in dairy animals by duplex PCR in eastern Punjab. Trop. Anim. Health. Prod. 47:251–257. DOI 10.1007/s11250-014-0710-6.
Tuli A., Singla L.D., Sharma A, Bal M S, Filia G and Kaur P. (2015). Molecular epidemiology, risk factors and hematochemical alterations induced by Theileriaannulata in bovines of Punjab (India).ActaParasitologica, 2015, 60(3): 378–390. ISSN 1230-2821.
Bal M.S., Sharma A., Ashuma, Batth B K, Kaur P. and Singla L.D. (2014). Detection and management of latent infection of Trypanosomaevansi in a cattle herd. Indian J. Anim. Res., 48 (1) : 31-37.
Bal M. S., Singla L.D, Deka Deepak, Ashuma, Filia G. and VermaRamneek (2014). Comparative sensitivity of different primers in detection of Trypanosomaevansi infection in experimentally infected mice by Polymerase Chain Reaction vis-a-vis conventional Parasitological techniques. International Journal of Advanced Research. 2(11): 1051-1062.
Singh B.B., Sharma J K, TuliAshuma, Sharma R., Bal M.S., Aulakh R S and Gill J. P.S. (2014).Prevalence and morphological characterisation of Echinococcusgranulosus from north India. Journal of parasitic diseases 03/2014; 38(1). DOI:10.1007/s12639-012-0189.
Ashuma, Amrita, Singla L.D., Kaur P., Bal M.S., Batth B.K and Juyal P.D. (2013). Prevalence and Haemato-biochemical profile of Anaplasmamarginale infection in dairy animals of Punjab (India). Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine 6(2): 139-144.
Singh B B, Sharma J K, Ghatak S, Sharma R, Bal M S, Tuli A, Gill JPS (2012) Molecular epidemiology of Echinococcosis from food producing animals in north India. Veterinary Parasitology 186 (2012) 503– 506.
Kumar H, Gupta M.P., Sidhu P.K., Mahajan, V., Bal, M.S., Kaur, K., Ashuma, Verma, S. and Singla, L.D.(2012). An Outbreak of acute Trypanosomaevansi infection in crossbred cattle in Punjab, India. Journal of Applied Animal Research 40(3):256-259.
H. Kumar, Vishal Mahajan, Mandeep Singh Bal, G. Filia, Kamalpreet Kaur, AshumaVasudev, Sandeep Kumar and H.S. Banga (2009) Epidemiological and clinico-pathological studies of fasciolosis outbreaks in sheep in Punjab (India) Indian J. Vet. Pathol., 33(1) : 65-68.
M S Bal, Ashuma, H Kumar, R Kaur, P Kaur and J Singh (2008). Efficacy of some phytochemicals against Eimeriatenella infection in broilers in floor pen trial. Journal of Veterinary Parasitology, 22(1):13-16.
Meenakshi, K. S. Sandhu, M. S. Bal, H. Kumar, S. Sharma, P. K. Sidhu, C. Sreekumar, and J. P. Dubey.(2007). Seroprevalence of Neosporacaninum antibodies in cattle and water buffaloes in India. Journal of Parasitology, 93(6):1374-1377.