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Research Activities of Veterinary Public Health

Thrust Area

  • Quality testing of foods of animal origin.
  • Investigation of Zoonotic diseases.
  • Development of animal vaccines with local isolates.
  • Isolation and identification of micro-organisms from foods of animal origin andtheir antibiotic sensitivity pattern.

Research Projects Completed

S.No.TitleName of the PI/CoPIDate of StartDate of Completion
1.Weather Based Animal Disease Forecasts

Dr. M. M. Willayat

Dr. G. N. Sheikh

April 1, 2000Dec. 31,
2.Isolation and identification of food borne micro-organisms from milk and milk products in Srinagar

Dr. S.A. Hussain

Dr. M. M. Willayat

July 2002June 2006

Ongoing Research Projects

S.No.TitleName of the PI/CoPIDate of StartTargeted Date of Completion
1.Study on Food-Borne Microorganisms of Table Eggs in Srinagar

Dr. Z.H. Munshi

Dr. M.M Willayat

2.Investigation into the cause of abortions in SheepDr. M.M. Willayat 20052008
3.Bacteriological Analysis of Ground & Stream water with regard to different seasons in and around Srinagar

Dr. Z.H. Munshi

Dr. S.A. Hussain

4.Prevalence and Molecular Characterization of Cryptosporidium spp in surface waters

Dr. Seuli Saha Roy

Dr. M.M. Willayat

5.Prevalence and antibiogram of Listeria spp. in foods of animal origin in and around Srinagar city

Dr. Samir Das

Dr.M.M. Willayat


Transferable Technolgies Developed

  • Transferred technology for the mass production of sheep pox vaccine to the Department of Sheep Husbandry, Kashmir. The Development Department is producing the vaccine for distribution to farmers through funding by NABARD.
  • Transferred technology for the mass production of Formalized Listeria vaccine to the Department of Sheep Husbandry, Kashmir. The Development Department is initiating mass production of the vaccine.

Research Publications

  1. Bucch, A.S.; Sudan, N.A.; Rashid, A.; Wani, S.A. and Willayat, M.M.1987 Serological investigation of brucellosis in exotic sheep and goat in Kashmir.Indian J. Comp. Microbiol. Immunol. Infect. Dis. 8(3): 130-134.
  2. Bucch, A.S., Nowsheri, M.A., Abdul Rashid, Willayat, M.M., Raina, A.K., and Wani, S.A.1988.Seroprevalence of Brucellosis in exotic cattle in Kashmir, J&K.Indian J. Comp. Microbiol. Immunol. Infect. Dis. 2:(1) 23-27.
  3. Bucch, A.S.; Sudan, N.A.; Willayat, M.M. and Wani, S.A. 1988. A note on contagious ecthyma in exotic sheep.Indian J. Vet. Med. 8(1): 51-52.
  4. Wani, S.A.; Bucch, A.S.; Rashid, A.; Willayat, M.M. and Pampori, N.A. 1989.In-vitro sensitivity pattern of bacteria isolated from chronic suppurative otitis.J. Infect. Dis. 10: 21-24.
  5. Wani, S.A.; Rashid, A. and Willayat, M.M. 1989. Prevalence of E. coli serotypes in Kashmir.Indian J. Anim. Sci. 23(2): 72-76.
  6. Maqbool, M. and Willayat, M.M.1990. Wing rot in broilers. Poultry Advisor. XXIII (II):65-67.
  7. Maqbool, M. and Willayat, M.M. 1991.Pathology of spontaneous colibacillosis in broilers following New Castle disease vaccination.Poultry Today and Tomorrow. 1: 3-4.
  8. Rashid, A., Wani, S.A., Willayat, M.M., Bucch, A.S. and Raina, A.K.1992. Enterotoxigenicity of enterobacteria from scouring calves of a jersey and cattle farm in Kashmir.Ind. Vet. J. 48 (1): 87-88.
  9. Sheikh, G.N. and Willayat, M.M.1993. Efficacy of Novaclox in bovine mastitis.Indian J. Vet. Med. 13(1): 23.
  10. Rashid, A.; Willayat, M.M.; Wani, S.A.; Bucch, A.S. and Kirmani, M.A.1994.Control of brucellosis in livestock farms of SKUAST Kashmir.Indian J. Comp. Microbiol. Immunol. Infect. Dis. 15(3&4): 63-64.
  11. Sheikh, G.N. and Willayat, M.M. 1994. Efficacy of Cloxacillin sodium in clinical cases of ovine mastitis. Indian vet. J. 71(1): 93-94.
  12. Sheikh, G.N. and Willayat, M.M.1998. Use of Benzathene Cloxacillin for control of ovine mastitis. Indian Vet. J. 75: 909-910.
  13. Willayat, M.M.; Sheikh, G.N. and Makhdoomi, D.M. 2000. In-vitro sensitivity and drug trial against colibacillosis in neonatal lamb.Indian J. Small Ruminants. 6(2): 116-117.
  14. Darzi, M.M.; Willayat, M.M, Hussain, S.A; Munshi, Z.H.; Mir, M.S. and Khan, H.M.2002.Study on ovine foot-rot under semi-migratory system of management.Indian Journal of small ruminants 8(2): 156-158.
  15. Bhat, M.A., Darzi, M.M.; Wani, S.A., and Willayat, M.M.2002.Pathology of spontaneously occurring Pasteurella multocida infection in pigeons.Indian Journal of Animal Sciences 72(5): 384-385.

  16. Qazi, R.A.; Sheikh A.K.; Willayat, M.M. and Sheikh, G.N. 2002. Antibiotic sensitivity of E.coli from fresh and frozen chicken. Indian Journal of Veterinary Medicine 22(2): 96-97.
  17. Hussain, S.A., Willayat, M.M., Munshi, Z.H. and Nabi, A. 2002. Isolation and antibiogram of coagulase positive Staphylococci from bovine mastitic milk. Indian Journal of comparative Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases 23(2): 191-192.
  18. Wani, S.A.; Bhat, M.A.; Munshi, Z. H.; Sabia Quereshi and Buchh, A.S.2003.Isolation and In-vitro sensitivity pattern of pathogenic Escherichia coli from diarrhoeic faecal samples of lambs and calves. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences. 73(2): 168-170.
  19. Willayat, M.M., Kareem, A., Sheikh, G.N. and Nabi, A. 2004. Contagious Ecthyma in a Sheep Farmer: Clinical and Diagnostic consideration.Indian Journal of Veterinary Medicine 24 (1): 44 - 45.
  20. Sheikh, G.N., Dar, M.S., Willayat, M.M., Pandit, B.A.2004. A note on Prevalence of Ovine Fascioliasis in Kashmir Valley.Indian Journal of Veterinary Medicine. 24(1): 42-43.
  21. Sarkar, T.K., Bhat, A.S., Willayat, M.M., Hussain, S.A., Islam, R., Singh, P.K and Khan, H.M. 2004. Bronchitis in sheep due to Bordetella bronchiseptica and its treatment. Indian Journal of Veterinary Medicine. 24(1): 53-54.
  22. Willayat, M. M., Sheikh, G.N. and Misgar, G.R. 2004. Prevalence of Bacillus cereus diarrhoeal strains in raw and cooked mutton. Journal of comparative Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases. 24(1): 55-57.
  23. Willayat, M.M., Sheikh G.N. and Abdul Rashid.2004.Field Trial of Indigenous Formalised Sheep Pox Vaccine in Jammu and Kashmir State.Indian J. Comp. Microbiol. Immunol. Infect. Dis.25(2):113-114.
  24. Willayat, M.M., G.N. Sheikh, S.A. Hussain and G. Das.2004.Epidemiology of Escherichia coli Mastitis in Kashmir.J. Vet. Publ. Hlth. 2(1&2):29-33.
  25. Wani, S. A.; Bhat, M. A.; Nawchoo, R.; Munshi, Z. H. and Buchh, A. S. 2004.Evidence of Rota-virus associated with neonatal lamb diarrhoea in India. Tropical Animal Health and Production. 36(1): 27-32.
  26. Willayat, M.M., Sheikh G.N., Hussain S.A. and Das, Gunjan.2005. Listeric Abortions in Sheep. J. Vet. Publ. Hlth. 3(1): 63-65.
  27. Hussain, S.A., Rafia Rashid, Willayat, M.M. and Z.H. Munshi. 2005. Prevalence of Food Borne Micro-Organisms in Milk and Milk Products. J. Vet. Publ. Hlth. 3(1):75-77.
  28. Willayat, M.M., Hussain, S.A., and Asifa Nabi. 2005. Bacteriological Analysis of Stream, Tube well and Community Supply Water in and Around Srinagar. Indian J. Camp. Microbiol. Immunol. Infect. Dis. 26(1):66-67.
  29. S.A. Hussain, A.M.Najar, M.H.Samoon, M.H. Balkhi and R. Rashid. 2005. Occurrence of fin rot disease in Common carp (Cyprinus carpio) in Kashmir. J. Vet. Pub. Hlth. 3(1):79-81.
  30. R.Islam, S.A.Hussain and M.Z.Khan. 2005. Occurrence of some zoonotic pathogens in semen of ram. J.Vet.Pub.Hlth.I 3(2):141-144.
  31. Sheikh. G.N., S.G.J. Qadri., Willayat, M.M. and Gunjan Das. 2006. Biochemical profile of cattle naturally infected with Fasciola gigantica and Fasciola hepatica. J. Vet. Parasitol. 20(1): 41-43.
  32. Willayat, M.M, Sheikh, G.N. Reyaz Ahmed and Gunjan Das. 2006. lsolation of salmonella serotypes from fresh and frozen chicken. Indian Vet. J. 83(12):1253-1255.
  33. Hussain, S.A., Willayat, M.M. F.U. Peer and Rafia Rashid. 2006. Antibiogram and microbiological studies of clinical mastitis. Indian J. Vet. Med. 26(2): 104-105.
  34. Willayat, M.M, Sheikh, G.N. J.A. Khan and Gunjan Das. 2006. Prevalence of Bacillus cereus in raw and cooked rice. Indian J. Camp. Microbiol. Immunol. Infect. Dis. 27 (1):50-51.
  35. S. A. Wani; I. Samanta; Z. H. Munshi; M. A. Bhat and Nishikawa, Y. 2006. Shiga toxin producing E. coli and Enteropathogenic E. coli in healthy Goats; Occurrence and virulence properties. Journal of Applied Microbiology.
  36. Darzi, M. M., Mir M. S., Kamil S.A., Nashiruddullah N., Munshi Z.H. 2007. Pathological changes and local defense reaction occurring in spontaneous hepatic Coccidiosis in Rabbits, (Oryctolagus cuniculus). World Rabbit Science. 2007. 15: 23-28.

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