Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University
ਗੁਰੂ ਅੰਗਦ ਦੇਵ ਵੈਟਨਰੀ ਐਂਡ ਐਨੀਮਲ ਸਾਇੰਸਜ਼ ਯੂਨੀਵਰਸਿਟੀ

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College of Veterinary Science

Faculty Detail

Dr. Harkirat Singh

Designation: Associate 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.

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 bovine haematozoan infections like babesiosis, theileriosis, anaplasmosis and trypanosomosis. Molecular diagnosis of canine vector borne diseases like babesiosis and ehrlichiosis. 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

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Development of biochemical assay as diagnostic tool for synthetic pyrethroid resistance in cattle tick Hyalomma anatolicum anatolicum




Bioassay based detection of ivermectin resistance status in cattle tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus from Punjab (D-2)




Towards climate resilient livestock production system in Punjab (NAFCC)



Research Honour’s /Awards

  • Awarded ICAR-Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for M.V.Sc.
  • Recipient of IVRI-Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) for Ph.D.
  • Best (1st) oral paper presentation award at the 30th ISVM National Symposium held at CAU, Aizwal from February 1–3, 2012.
  • Best poster award at the 22nd NCVP held at DUVASU, Mathura from March 15–17, 2012.
  • 3rd poster award at the 32nd Annual Convention if ISVM & International Symposium held at SKAUST-J, R.S. Pura, J&K from February 14–16, 2014.
  • Best oral presentation award in Session V in the 1st National Conference of Society for Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Extension (SVAHE), held at GADVASU, Ludhiana from November 18–20, 2015.
  • Second best oral presentation award in Session 2 in the 34th Annual Convention of ISVM & National Symposium, held at GADVASU, Ludhiana from February 17–19, 2016.
  • Best Oral Presentation Award (Second) in Session II in the XXV National Congress of Veterinary Parasitology, held at Chennai from February 17–19, 2016.

No. of Publications

Research: 79

                 Extension: 34

                     Books: 01

                  Manuals: 05


Jyoti, Singh, N.K., Singh, H., Singh, N.K. and Rath, S.S. (2016). Multiple mutations in the acetylcholinesterase 3 gene associated with organophosphate resistance in Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus ticks from Punjab, India. Veterinary Parasitology, 216: 108–117.

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, 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.

Milanjeet, Singh, H., Singh, N.K., Singh, N.D., Singh, C. and Rath, S.S. (2014). Molecular prevalence and risk factors for the occurrence of canine monocytic ehrlichiosis. Veterinarni Medicina, 59(3): 129–136.

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, Article ID 741785, 5 pages