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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University

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College of Veterinary Science

Faculty Detail

Dr. Harkirat Singh

Designation: Professor
Contact Address:Department of Veterinary Parasitology, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana 141004
Telephone : 0161-2414029
Mobile: 9530565200,

Academic Credentials

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

Teaching and Other Appointments

  • Actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the field of Veterinary Parasitology with interest/ specialization in Veterinary Protozoology & Entomology and Acarology.

Other Appointments

  • Incharge, Landscaping, GADVASU, Ludhiana
  • Nodal Officer, COVS, GADVASU, Ludhiana, regarding activities related to Virtual Classroom under Agri-DIKSHA

Area of Research Interests

  • Epidemiology of important parasitic diseases prevalent in Punjab like gastrointestinal parasitism of dairy animals and vector borne haematozoan infections. Molecular diagnosis of vector borne haemoparasitic diseases of dogs like babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, hepatozoonosis and trypanosomosis. Molecular diagnosis of vector borne haemoparasitic diseases of cattle like babesiosis, theileriosis, anaplasmosis and trypanosomosis. Serological diagnosis of bovine babesiosis and toxoplasmosis. Detection of acaricide resistance status in cattle tick against cypermethrin, deltamethrin, fenvalerate, amitraz, malathion and ivermectin

Ongoing Projects

Sr. No.NameFunding AgencyYear of Start
1.Management of parasitic Diseases of Domestic Livestock  Punjab State Govt.(NPV-30)   

Research Honour’s /Awards

  • Awarded ICAR-JRF for pursuing M.V.Sc. programme.
  • Awarded IVRI-SRF for pursuing Ph.D. programme.
  • Best oral and poster paper presentation awards (05).
  • Associate Member, National Academy of Veterinary Sciences (India), 2018-19.
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Alumni Association, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University,  Ludhiana.
  • Associate Fellow, National Academy of Dairy Sciences (India), 2020.

No. of Publications

Research: 116
Extension: 53
  Books: 01 
Manuals: 05


  • Padmaja, M., Singh, H., Panwar, H., Jyoti. Singh, N.K. and Singh, N.K. (2022). Development and validation of multiplex SYBR Green real-time PCR assays for detection and molecular surveillance of four tick-borne canine haemoparasites. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases, 13(3), Article 101937.
  • Thomas, A.M., Singh, H., Panwar, H., Sethi, R.S. and Singh, N.K. (2022). Duplex real-time PCR methods for molecular detection and characterization of canine tick-borne haemoparasites from Punjab state, India. Molecular Biology Reports, 49(6) 4451–4459.
  • Kaur, N., Singh, H., Sharma, P., Singh, N.K., Kashyap, N and Singh, N.K. (2020). Development and application of multiplex PCR assay for the simultaneous detection of Babesia vogeli, Ehrlichia canis and Hepatozoon canis in dogs. Acta Tropica, 212, Article 105713.
  • Singh, M.D, Singh, H., Singh, N.K., Singh, N.K., Sood, N.K. and Rath, S.S. (2020). Evaluation of a loop-mediated isothermal amplification technique for the rapid visual detection of Hepatozoon canis infection. Acta Parasitologica, 65(1): 151–155.
  • Singh, M.D, Singh, H., Singh, N.K., Singh, N.K., Kashyap, N., Sood, N.K. and Rath, S.S. (2019). Development of loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay for detection of Hepatozoon canis infection in dogs. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases, 10(2): 371–376.
  • Khangembam, R., Singh, H., Jyoti, Rath, S.S. and Singh, N.K. (2018). Effect of synergists on ivermectin resistance in field populations of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus from Punjab districts, India. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases, 9(3): 682–686.
  • Singh, K., Singh, H., Singh, N.K., Kashyap, N., Sood, N.K. and Rath, S.S. (2017). Molecular prevalence, risk factors assessment and haemato-biochemical alterations in hepatozoonosis in dogs from Punjab, India. Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 55: 53–58.
  • Singh, N.K., Singh, H., Jyoti, Prerna, M. and Rath, S.S. (2015). First report of ivermectin resistance in field populations of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) in Punjab districts of India. Veterinary Parasitology, 214: 192–194.
  • Singh, H., Tewari, A.K., Mishra, A.K., Maharana, B.R., Sudan, V., Raina, O.K. and Rao, J.R. (2015). Detection of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in domesticated ruminants by recombinant truncated SAG2 enzyme linked immunosorbent assay. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 47(1): 171–178.
  • Singh, A., Singh, H., Singh, N.K., Singh, N.D. and Rath, S.S. (2014). Canine babesiosis in Northwestern India: Molecular detection and assessment of risk factors. Biomed Research International