Designation: Professor-cum-Head Contact Address:Department of Veterinary Parasitology, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana 141004 Telephone : 0161-2414029 Mobile: 9316061974 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
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
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.
Integrated management and control
of parasitic diseases in domestic animals for enhancing livestock
productivity in different agro-climatic zones of Punjab state.
State Govt (Plan): PV-17]
Employment of immuno-molecular
diagnostic tools for haemoprotozoan diseases of livestock in Punjab Sate.
Immunological studies on the
helminthic diseases of livestock
State Govt [NPV-54]
Immunological control of cattle
tick (Boophilus microplus)
State Govt [NPV-55]
Development of control strategies
based on molecular epidemiology and drug efficacy for equine piroplasmosis in
Grants Commission [UGC 24]
Epidemiology of Gastrointestinal
Parasitic Infections in Relation to Anthelmintic Resistance in Sheep and
Goats in Punjab State
Krishi Vikas Yojna [RKVY-7]
Research Honour’s /Awards
Punjab State Marketing Board during B.V.Sc & A.H.
ICAR junior research fellowship in M.V.Sc.
M.S. Randhawa Medal for writing best essay on ‘Evolution of Life’in Ph.D.
Conferred Prof. Dr. B.V. Rao Gold Medal for publishing best paper in Indian Veterinary Journal
Fellow of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2004)
International travel grants for attending international conferences
at Canada, France, Denmark, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, Scotland,
Vietnam and Nepal.
Shiksha Rattan Puraskar for meritorious services, outstanding
performance and remarkable role in education in November 2008 Seven Best
Poster/Oral Presentation/Best Research Article Awards at national
conferences held in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2010.
Grant for three months foreign training in the field of ‘Molecular Diagnosis’ by NAIP, ICAR, New Delhi in 2010.
Indian Society for Veterinary Immunology and Biotechnology Scientist award 2010 and 2013.
Dr. D. P. Banerjee Memorial Oration Award in recognition of
valuable contributions and achievements in the field of Veterinary
Editorial Excellence Award as the Editor of
No. of Publications
Tuli A, Singla L. D., Sharma A, Bal M.S. G. filia and Kaur P. (2015).
Molecular epidemiology, risk factors and haematochemical alterations
induced by Theileria annulata in dairy animals of Punjab (India). Acta
Parasitologica 60 (3): 378–390. DOI: 10.1515/ap-2015-0053.
Sharma A, Singla LD, Tuli A, Kaur P and Bal MS (2015). Detection and
assessment of risk factors associated with natural concurrect infection
of Trypanosoma evansi and Anaplasma marginale in dairy animals by duplex
PCR in eastern Punjab. Tropical Animal Health and Production 47:
251-257. (DOI 10.1007/s11250-014-0710-6).
Moudgil A.D., Singla L. D. and Singh M. P. (2014). First report on
molecular identification and fenbendazole resistance against
Baylisascaris transfuga infection in Melursus ursinus (Sloth bear).
Helminthologia 51(4): 262-268.
Sumbria D, Singla LD, Sharma A, Moudgil AD and Bal MS (2014) Equine
trypanosomosis in central and western Punjab: Prevalence,
haemato-biochemical response and associated risk factors. Acta Tropica
Sharma Amrita, Singla L.D., Ashuma, Batth B. K., Kaur P., Javed M. and
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 Volume 2013, Article ID
893862, 8 pages (http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/893862)