Veterinary Public Health & Epidemiology

About Department

The Department of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology established in 1978 and is engaged in teaching, research and extension activities which include teaching of three (3) under-graduate and twenty five (25) post-graduate courses besides 4 diploma courses. Research activities broadly include Public Health (food hygiene, zoonoses and¦ environmental hygiene) and Epidemiology (animal & poultry disease investigations), and lot of farmers visit department daily for disease diagnosis/investigation in poultry flocks, sheep flocks and cattle herds. Outbreaks throughout the state in different spp. are investigated and control and preventive measures are suggested for their containment. Disease Investigation Laboratories of the department also exist at six districts of the state, where Vets send samples or farmers bring cases/samples for disease diagnosis for mastitis, fecal examination, blood examination, antibiotic sensitivity testing, poultry D. I., outbreak investigation etc.. Extension activities are aimed at diagnostic and advisory services to farmers of Haryana, veterinary public health orientation and active participation in different trainings of farmers. Facilities are available on nominal charges for bacteriological testing of drinking water and adulteration of milk/synthetic milk/aflatoxin testing in feeds/grains and TB/JD screening of herds.

Research Projects
Department is having two RKVY projects worth 3.4 crore besides a self financing and four state plan and one non-plan projects. Facilities have been created for molecular diagnosis of diseases, pesticide residue analysis in animal products and a food safety lab. is being established. Regional Veterinary Diagnostic and Extension Centre of LUVAS will soon be established at different parts of the State to provide specialized diagnostic services to livestock.

Disease Investigation Laboratories at outstations/K.V.Ks.
Ambala Bhiwani Jind Mahendergarh Rohtak Sirsa

Facilities available at these labs are available for disease outbreak investigation in livestock poultry, analysis of milk/fecal/ blood samples, advice on prevention and control of diseases.

Head of the Department :


Dr. Suresh Kumar
Phone (O): 01662-256106
Fax : 01662-284312




Dr. Suresh Kumar Principal Scientist and Head View Details
Dr. P. K. Kapoor Professor (currently Director of Research, LUVAS) View Details
Dr. S. R. Garg Professor View Details
Dr. N.K. Mahajan Professor (currently Dean PGS, LUVAS) View Details
Dr. Ashok Kumar Principal Scientist View Details
Dr. Naresh Jindal Principal Scientist (currently Coordinator of Research, LUVAS) View Details
Dr. Gulshan Narang Principal Scientist (currently Prof & Head, Vety. Pathology, LUVAS) View Details
Dr. Rajesh Khurana Principal Scientist View Details
Dr. Vijay J. Jadhav Asstt. Professor View Details
Dr. Renu Gupta Asstt. Professor View Details
Dr. Dinesh Mittal Asstt. Professor View Details
Dr. Vandana Bhanot Asstt. Disease Investigation Officer, D. I. Laboratory, Ambala View Details
Dr. P. S. Cheema Asstt. Disease Investigation Officer, D. I. Laboratory, Sirsa, View Details
Dr. Ramesh Kumar Asstt. Disease Investigation Officer, D. I. Laboratory, Jind View Details
Dr. Vipul Thakur Asstt. Disease Investigation Officer, D. I. Laboratory, Bhiwani View Details
Dr. Pallavi Moudgil Scientist View Details
Dr. Anand Prakash Asstt. Disease Investigation Officer, D. I. Laboratory, Hisar View Details
Dr. Pankaj Kumar Asstt. Disease Investigation Officer, D. I. Laboratory, Rohtak View Details

Main laboratories in the department:-

  1. Disease Investigation of livestock and poultry including molecular diagnostic laboratory with facility for real time PCR, PCR, ELISA etc.
  2. Toxicology Lab: for analysis of samples for toxic conditions, aflatoxins in feeds/ingredients, GC for pesticide residues.
  3. Food Safety Lab: for food borne pathogen detection, HPLC for antibiotic residue etc.
  4. Environmental Hygiene Lab: Testing of water samples for suitability for drinking for human/ animal consumption

Supporting staff posted at Hisar

Mr. Sunil Kansal Lab Technician
Smt. Sevapati Lab Technician
Mr. Dharambir Lab Technician
Mr. Ram Saroop Lab Technician
Mr. Inder Singh Lab Technician
Mr. Surender Singh Sr. Lab Assistant
Mr. Pala Ram Lab Assistant
Mr. Hira Lal Lab Assistant
Mr. Arjun Dev Lab Assistant
Mr. Mahipal Jeep Driver
Mr. Keshav Dutt Animal Attendant
Mr. Surender Animal Attendant
Mr. Ram Mahar Animal Attendant
Mr. Vikash Kumar Animal Attendant
Mr. Prem Singh Lab Attendant
Mrs. Illaichi Devi Helper
At Outstation
Mr Dharambir Animal Attendant (Jind)
Mr. Sunil Kumar Assistant (Rohtak)

Major Achievements

  • Large number of outbreaks are investigated every year in different spp. of livestock throughout the state of Haryana. Poultry diseases in 3 to 4 crore population of poultry birds are investigated every year.
  • Developed spot test for detection of urea adulteration in milk (Dr. Gulshan Narang and Dr. R. S. Khokhar) Granted patent vide No. 250500 dated 6 January 2012 for the invention entitled “A PROCESS OF TESTING UREA IN MILK AND AN INDICATOR SOLUTION THEREOF”. The Business Planning and Development (Veterinary) Unit is selling the above kit and is available for commercialization.
  • Developed field diagnostic test for diagnosis for Haemorrhagic Septicaemia in cattle buffaloes. (Dr. Parul Sharma and Dr. R. S. Khokhar) granted patent vide No. 233446 dated 30.03.2009) for the invention entitled “A Process for preparation of diagnostic reagent for testing of haemorrhagic septicemia in cattle and buffaloes.
  • First report in literature of associating Mycoplasma F-38 with mastitis in cows.
  • Enterotoxaemia in camel orchitis due to mange in camel & isolation of M. mycoides sub sp. mycoides (LC, type) and M.bovoculi from aborted foetues and frozen bull semen reported for 1st time.
  • Prevalence of pathogenic Listeria, Aeromonas and Campylobacter recorded in the local environment.
  • Ph.D thesis entitled “Experimental epidemiological studies on Mycoplasma mycoides subspp. mycoides (Large colony type) isolated from natural bovine abortions” by Dr. P. K. Kapoor was awarded Jawaharlal Nehru award by ICAR for best thesis in 1995.
  • Counter immuno electrophoresis test developed for demonstration of Brucella melitenis in stomach content of aborted fetuses of sheep for the first time.
  • Cases of zoonotic diseases (Brucellosis and mange) confirmed in human beings.

Post graduate students/ Research assistants/ Senior research fellows
Seats available in M.V.Sc. (4 for Haryana Domicile, 2 for ICAR), each year for Ph. D 2+1; at present there are 9 MVSc and one Ph.D. student in the department.

Ph.D. Student

1.Savyasanchi Tripathi

2.Adamu Saidu Saleh

3.Piyush Tomar


M.V.Sc. Students

1.Dr. Pooja

2.Dr. Pratibha Maun

3.Dr. Priyanka 

4.Dr. Rahul Brar 

5.Dr. Sneh Lata 

6.Dr. Sumitra  Panighari

7.Himani Sharma

8.Mukesh Kumari

9.Neelam Rani


Senior Research Fellow


Research Projects

Ongoing projects

(i) RKVY projects

  1. Upgradation oF laboratory for quality assurance of foods of animal origin. (Budget- 47.45 lakhs) 
  2. Equipping the DI Lab Ambala with modern diagnostic and training facilities for farmers. (Budget: 15.00 lakh)

(ii) ICAR project 

  1. All India Coordinated Research Project on Animal Disease Monitoring and Surveillance (ICAR-NIVEDI) 
  2. Network project on Outreach Programme on Zoonotic Diseases 

(iii) State projects: Non-Plan-1, Plan-4
State projects: Non-Plan - 1

  • Epidemiological investigations of diseases in livestock and poultry, at Hisar.
State: Plan Projects - 4
  • Investigations and epidemiology of diseases in livestock and poultry in Haryana (Outstation).
  • Studies of food borne infections with special reference to Yersiniosis.
  • Diagnostic facilities for livestock and poultry farmers in eight districts of Haryana.
  • Diagnostic services and health education of scheduled castes of Haryana for rearing sheep, goat, piggery and poultry.
  • University project Self-Financing Scheme (SF-39)
Completed projects
  1. Strengthening of disease diagnostic services and surveillance for important animal diseases in the state of Haryana under RKVY-1(67.5 lac)
  2. Bovine mycoplasmal reproductive disorders including the role of T-mycoplasma (Ureaplasma) National Fellow project sponsored by ICAR New-Delhi
  3. Corynebacterium ovis infection in sheep with special reference to epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and immunity sponsored by Government of Haryana (PL-480)
  4. Molecular biotechnological Approaches to rapid diagnosis and control of M.mycoides infection in animals, sponsored by CSIR, New-Delhi
  5. Development of diagnostic kit for the detection of cattle meat and its differentiation from buffalo meat, DBT, New-Delhi
  6. Speciation of meat for export APEDA, New-Delhi
  7. Development of facility for quality assurance of foods of animal origin
  8. Modernization of laboratories for better diagnostic facilities for farmers for economically important diseases of livestock and poultry

P.G. Thesis