Department of Parasitology & Microbiology

 

Background

The department of Parasitology & Microbiology was founded in 2007. The department is having two major sections i.e., Veterinary Microbiology and Veterinary Parasitology. The department is imparting skills and technical knowledge to undergraduate and postgraduate students of animal sciences with its full vigor and devotion through accurate disease diagnosis, research-based quality education to meet future challenges. The areas of Parasitology & Microbiology are highly dynamic that encompass philosophical approaches to understand disease phenomena produced as a result of microorganisms (Virus, Bacteria, Fungi), parasites, plant/animal toxins. Overall, the Department of Parasitology & Microbiology is playing a spectacular role in sustainable livestock and poultry production thus sharing to strengthen the country economy and wildlife conservation.

 

Veterinary Microbiology

The main aim of Veterinary Microbiology section is to enable the students to understand the means of identification of various pathogenic microorganisms their behaviour in the body and out side the animal’s body along with host immune response to fight back for the survival of the animal under local environmental conditions. The section can be expanded further in the areas of Virology, Bacteriology, Mycology, Cell Culture, Vaccinology and Epidemiology. The courses offered by microbiology section to undergraduate degree are General Microbiology and Immunology, Bacteriology and Mycology, General and Systematic Virology, Milk and Milk Products Inspection. The research interests of the section are as

  • Epidemiology of transboundary animal diseases
  • Respiratory diseases of bacterial Pathogens
  • Biologics development for veterinary Use

 

Veterinary Parasitology

Parasitic fauna is versatile in Pakistan which directly or indirectly lowers the animal production through various means. Animals in the country are at continuous risk from various parasitic diseases i.e., external and internal. The section is actively involved in dissemination of knowledge pertaining physiology of parasites, host parasite relationship, diagnosis and its impacts on production of animal and human health along with different strategies for their control in various farm animals and poultry. The section can be stretched to many sub disciplines i.e., Parasitic Epidemiology, Immunoparasitology, Parasitic chemotherapy. Presently following undergraduate courses are being taught by the section: General Parasitology & Protozoology, Helminthology and Veterinary Entomology. The research interests are as

  • Epidemiology of parasitic diseases of veterinary significance
  • Anathematic resistance in livestock
  • Chemotherapeutic and Biological control of arthropods of veterinary significance
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