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Gadvasu

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. Lachhman Das Singla

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:ldsingla@gadvasu.in, ldsingla@gmail.com

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

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

Sr. No.

Name

Funding Agency

Year of Start

1.

Integrated management and control of parasitic diseases in domestic animals for enhancing livestock productivity in different agro-climatic zones of Punjab state.

   Punjab State Govt (Plan): PV-17]

2008

2.

Employment of immuno-molecular diagnostic tools for haemoprotozoan diseases of livestock in Punjab Sate.

Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna Misc-1[C (d) DR.2 (A-4): Old RKVY Misc-19]

2010

3.

Immunological studies on the helminthic diseases of livestock

Punjab State Govt [NPV-54]

Non Plan

4.

Immunological control of cattle tick (Boophilus microplus)

Punjab State Govt [NPV-55]

Non Plan

5.

Development of control strategies based on molecular epidemiology and drug efficacy for equine piroplasmosis in Punjab

University Grants Commission [UGC 24]

2013

6.

Epidemiology of Gastrointestinal Parasitic Infections in Relation to Anthelmintic Resistance in Sheep and Goats in Punjab State

Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna [RKVY-7]

2014


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 Protozoology 2013.
  • Editorial Excellence Award as the Editor of

No. of Publications

Research: 125

              Extension: 50

               Books: Nil

               Manuals: 02

  


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 138: 44-50.

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)