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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University

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College of Veterinary Science

Veterinary Microbiology
S.No. Title of Project Objectives Investigator(s) Budget (Rs) Sponsoring Agency
1. Identification of target molecule on B cell which binds with IBD virus and its regulation for immunoprophylaxis of IBD in chicken. Identifying the target of IBDV from among the selected molecules of B cells.

certain apoptosis-trigger molecules like CD40/CD40L, Fas.

Selected maker(s) of immature stage of B cells (like Bu-I)

Selected marker (s) of activated stage of B cells (like MHC II)

Attempts for immunoprophylaxis of IBD in young chicks using target centred approach.
Dr. H. M. Saxena Dr: Ramneek. 42lakh DBT, Ministry of S&T, GOI
2. All India Network Program on Haemorrhagic Septicaemia. Data recording in respect of incidence and prevalence of H S and animals pasteurellosis in various animals species with special emphasis on H. S. in cattle and buffaloes.

Pathogenicity in Laboratory animals.

Drug sensitivity testing of the isolates.

To study the phagocytic uptake and killing of Pasteurella multocida isolates by mouse phagocytic cells.
Dr. A. K. Arora Dr(s). N. S. Sharma,
T. S. Rai, Deepti Narang
11 lakh ICAR, New Delhi
3. Studies on vaccine failure and on strategies for effective prevention of FMD and HS To study the incidence and possible cause of failure of vaccination against Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Haemorrhagic Septicaemia (HS) in cattle and buffaloes.

To evolve strategies for preventing vaccination failure and to develop more effective vaccines with longer duration of immunity by using appropriate immunomodulation(like use of adjuvant and carriers) along with available vaccines
Dr. H. M. Saxena CoPI: Dr(s):
T S Rai, Deepti Narang, Gurpreet Kaur,
Paviter Kaur, Mudit Chandra.
40 lakh RKVY, Ministry of Agriculture GOI
4. Diagnosis and control of Brucellosis: a dreadful zoonotic disease in domestic livestock for enhancing productivity in Punjab state Employment of Molecular techniques for accurate diagnosis of infection as a rapid, sensitive and specific tool.

Molecular differentiation of the prevalent strains.

Formulation of strategies for effective control and prevention of brucellosis.

Control of disease in animals by application of antimicrobials and antibiotic sensitivity test with special emphasis on drug resistance.
Dr. H. M. Saxena Dr(s):
N. S. Sharma, A K Arora, T S Rai, Deepti Narang,
Gurpreet Kaur,
Paviter Kaur, Mudit Chandra.
10 lakh per year for 5 years Punjab Govt
5. Studies on viral bacterial and mycotic infection of cattle and buffaloes with a view to develop diagnostic kits and suitable vaccines. To study the prevalence of IBR viruses, enteroviruses, parainfluenza virus, rotavirus, coronavirus, E. coli, Salmonella spp, mycosis and Mycotoxicosis by isolation and identification of the causeative agent.

To develop suitable diagnostic tests for these diseases.

To develop suitable vaccines against these diseases.
Dr. H. M. Saxena Dr(s):
N. S. Sharma, Deepti Narang,
Mudit Chandra.
Punjab Govt.
6. Development of cost effective bacteriophage therapy for controlling brucellosis in cattle and buffaloes Isolation and characterization of bacteriophages reactive to Brucella.

Development of penside diagnostic kit for brucellosis based on bacteriophage

Investigation on therapeutic potential of bacteriophages against Brucella
Dr. Deepti Narang Dr. H. M. Saxena
Dr. Mudit Chandra
15 lakh RKVY Ministry of Agriculture
7. To Evaluate The In-Vitro and In-Vivo Therapeutic Potential Of Bacteriophages Isolation and identification of bacteriophages against Salmonella organisms causing diseases in domestic animals.

Evaluation of the therapeutic potential of the bacteriophage(s) under varied in-vitro and in-vivo conditions.
Dr. Mudit Chandra Dr. Deepti Narang 11.88 lakh DBT. New Delhi