World Veterinary Day to be celebrated by VASTA on 28 April, 2018.
Palampur Veterinary Microbiology Centre rated very good by the ICAR
Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Dr. GC Negi College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences has been rated by the review committee of ICAR as “very good” for its consistently excellent research work and for meeting the objectives of All India Network Programme on Haemorrhagic Septicaemia- a very important infectious and contagious disease of livestock.
It is worth to share that a team of scientists led by Late Dr. RC Katoch & Professor Mandeep Sharma as Principal Investigators of the Network Programme has achieved many milestones.
Team has recently come out with a status paper on Pasteurellosis in animals (livestock/wild animals/poultry). More than 8000 samples were processed for Pasteurella multocida isolation and close to 200 isolates were recovered. Repository of these isolates is now with the department and also IVRI and some rare isolates have been shared with the national repository of VTCC@Hissar.
Antibiotic profiles for all isolates and molecular profiles & virulence profiles were created on selected isolates.
Many virulent genes were sequenced and deposited to the NCBI database.
Vaccines developed by the partners under the project were validated by studying immune responses.
Structural functional analyses of ompA were studied.
Indigenous diagnostic kit (iELISA, LAMP, latex agglutination assay) were developed and tested.
Several high impact publications including review paper were published.
Currently under the network programme, this centre has been given the task to elucidate the molecular mechanisms operative during host-pathogen interaction. This is being studied using various genomics and immunomics approaches.