GADVASU Scientists Bag Research Project On Poultry Vaccination

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Ludhiana, August 1, 2016: A Prestigious project worth Rs.35 lakhs on “Reproductive salmonellosis in chicken” was awarded to Department of Veterinary Pathology of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. The project would be handled by Dr. Sidhartha Deshmukh (Principle Investigator) and Dr. H.S. Banga, Dr. R.S. Brar (Veterinary Pathology) and Dr. S. Sodhi of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry as Co-investigators. Dr HS Banga, HoD revealed that basically the project intends to address development of mucosal immunity and introduction of mucosal vaccination strategy against salmonellosis in chicken, through anal route of administration. The very idea of gaining this information is to reduce stress and pain among birds during vaccination. Currently available vaccines were administered through parenteral route that creates several problems including low immune protection in birds and labour costs. Unfortunately, occurrence and persistence of Salmonellosis in our poultry sector is very common and is to the extent that, it is considered as curse and carries a serious zoonotic bearence to public health concern. A new strategy of immunization and mucosal vaccine may provide relief to poor farmers in terms of costs of production and economic upliftment.
Earlier, the department has bagged three extra mural research projects to the tune of Rs. 1 crore from Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.

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Monday, August 1, 2016