LUDHIANA: Six faculty members from the department of Veterinary Pathology participated in the XXIX Annual Conference of Veterinary Pathologists recently held at Lala Lajpat Rai Universityof Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar.
They bagged a number of prestigious National awards. Dr Naresh Kumar Sood, Senior Veterinary Pathologist-cum-Head was awarded ‘Fellowship of Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists’ for the year 2012 for his outstanding achievements in Veterinary Pathology; Dr Charan Kamal Singh, SeniorVeterinary Pathologist, ‘Best Laboratory Animal Pathologist’ for outstanding research on rabies in albino mice and guinea pigs;
Dr Apminder Pal Singh Brar, ‘Savithree Ji bach Sinha Best Poster Award-2012’ for his research paper entitled “Coventional and advanced diagnosis of cryptosporidiosis in bovine calves” co-authored by Naresh Kumar Sood, KuldeepGupta, Mudhit Chandra, Deepti Narang, Gagandeep Singh and Bhupinder Singh Sandhu; Dr Kuldip Gupta, Dr. Patri Rama Rao Award-2012 for best PhD thesis entitled “Pathologicaland immunohisto chemical studies on canine mammary tumours with emphasis on diagnostic and prognostic aspects” and Dr Mirza Rizwan Biag, Dr. Ram Raksha Kiran Shukla Award-2012 for best Master’s thesis entitled “Studies on molecular and signaling pathways of epithelial-mesenchymal transition in canine mammary tumor”.
Since the inception of the department, it isthe first time that the faculty has won 5 awards at a National Conference. These include ‘Canine Mammary Tumour’ as a model of ‘Human Breast Cancer’ which is an important, upcoming field for finding novel diagnostic and therapeutic modalities.
Research on Rabies with emphasis on ante-mortem diagnosis is an area of utmost significance and zoonotic importance. Involvement of cryptosporidia in diarrhoea in bovine calves is responsible for heavy economic losses to farmers and its zoonotic importance is well documented. Dr Sood, Dr Charan Kamal Singh and Dr Amarjit Singh presented lead papers in their areas of expertise during the conference.
Dr Amarjit Singh was nominated as Web Manager ofIndian College of Veterinary Pathologists (ICVP) and editor of the E-newsletter of ICVP. DrKuldip Gupta, Associate Professor acted as rapporteur in another technical session. Paper presented in the Young Scientist Award session by Dr Akeel Bashir on ‘Immunohisto chemical Detection of Rabies’ guided by Dr Bhupinder Singh Sandhu was highly appreciated by the delegates of the conference. A reference book entitled ‘Veterinary Diagnostics Current Trends’ was also released. Dr Sood & Kuldip Gupta, Dr Charan Kamal Singh and Dr Amarjit Singh contributed one chapter each in this book.
Dr SNS Randhawa, Director of Research and Dr PD Juyal, Registrar, GADVASU congratulated the entire team of Veterinary Pathologists for their achievements and bringing accolades to the university.