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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 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

  • Conducted, guided and supervised applied and strategic research in priority areas of parasitology for diagnosis and control of economically important parasitic diseases of large animals, poultry, dogs and wild animals having direct impact on livestock production and health. Extensively studied parasitic diseases include trypanosomosis and other haematozoa, toxoplasmosis, poultry coccidiosis, tick-borne infections, paramphistomosis and wild life parasitic infections. Generated epidemiological database and created maps of economically important haemoprotozoan diseases in relation to different agro-climatic zones of Punjab state. Evaluated conventional, immunological and molecular diagnostic approaches to identify the parasitic diseases at an early stage. Applied molecular diagnostic techniques for accurate diagnosis of haemoprotozoan infections as a sensitive and specific tool in latent infections. Created new research facility and protocols. Prepared a complete programme on ‘Judicious use of anthelmintics and an integrated parasitic control programme in respect of Punjab for implementation for welfare of animals and their owners.

Ongoing Projects

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Funding Agency

Year of Start


Preliminary evaluation of atypical-Human Trypanosomiasis (a-HT) due to Trypanosoma evansi in India

Research Unit INTERTRYP Institut de recherche pour le développement Montpellier (France)



Management of parasitic diseases of domestic livestock

Punjab State Govt.

[(NPV-30) (118)]


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); NAIP, ICAR Foreign Grant for advanced training (2010) in USA.
  • 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 for meritorious services, outstanding performance and remarkable role as educationist and researcher. Editorial Excellence Award as Editor (2014) and Associate Chief Editor (2016) of ‘Indian Journal of Animal Research’.  Member Asian Council of Science Editors. Doing editorial work as Chief Editor, Associate chief editor, Academic editor and am on the editorial board >20 journals.
  • 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).
  • Bagged international funding on competitive basis from various national and international agencies (Commonwealth Science Council, London; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France; Higher Education Commission, Pakistan,  World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology, DST, NAAS and ICAR) for attending scientific meetings at Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Dubai, England, France, Italy, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, United States of America and Vietnam.
  •  Besides active participation in a significant number of international scientific events abroad, also provided guidance to international scholars and scientists from Sudan, Guinea, Egypt, Libya and Botswana, besides national scholars.

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 LD and 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 LD and 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 LD, Batra K, Kumar R, Kashyap N, Kaur P and Bal MS (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 LD, Kumar S, Sharma A, Dhayia R and Setia RK (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: 104-12.
  •  Singla LD, Sumbria D, Mandhotra A, Bal MS, 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 LD, Sharma A, Moudgil A and, Bal MS (2014). Equine trypanosomosis in central and western Punjab: Prevalence, haemato-biochemical response and associated risk factors. Acta Tropica 138: 44-50.
  •  Sharma A, Singla LD, Tuli A, Kaur P, Batth BK, Javed M and Juyal PD (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 Volume 2013, Article ID 893862, 8 pages, doi: org/10.1155/2013/893862)
  •  Singla LD, Juyal PD and Sharma NS (2010). Immune responses to haemorrhagic septicaemia (HS) vaccination in Trypanosoma evansi infected buffalo-calves. Tropical Animal Health and Production 42: 589-95.
  •  Singla LD, Singla N, Parshad VR, Juyal PD and Sood NK (2008). Rodents as reservoirs of parasites in India. Integrative Zoology 3: 21-26.