DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

 

Department of Veterinary Medicine: The courses of medicine are designed to learn application of the knowledge of basic and preclinical sciences in diagnosis, etiology, prevention, treatment and prognosis of diseases of livestock, poultry, pet and zoo animals and maintenance of ethics during all clinical procedures.

The Department has following sanctioned strength of Faculty:

Professor - 1

Associate Professor – 1

Assistant Professors – 3

 
THEORY
UNIT-1 (GENERAL)
History and scope of Veterinary Medicine, concept of animal diseases. Concepts of diagnosis, differential diagnosis,
treatment and prognosis. General systemic states, hyperthermia, hypothermia, fever, septicemia, toxemia, shock, allergy,
anaphylaxis, oedema, coma, anaemia, common clinical poisonings and dehydration.
Estimates of diseases, patterns of disease, disease monitoring and surveillance, herd health and quarantine.
UNIT-2 (SYSTEMIC DISEASES)
Etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of the following
diseases of cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, horse, pig, dog, cat and poultry: Diseases of digestive, respiratory,
cardiovascular, urinary, nervous, musculoskeletal, haemopoietic, and lymphatic systems, skin, sense organs
including affections of peritoneum, liver and pancreas. Emergency medicine and critical care.
UNIT-3 (METABOLIC AND DEFICIENCY DISORDERS)
Diagnosis and management of diseases caused by deficiency of iron, copper, cobalt, zinc, manganese, selenium, calcium,
phosphorus, magnesium, iodine, vitamin A, D, E, B complex, K and C. Diseases of neonates, Alternative or integrated or
ethno veterinary medicine in animal disease management. Aetiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, differential
diagnosis, treatment prevention and control of metabolic or production and endocrine diseases of cattle, buffalo, sheep,
goat, horse, pig, dog, cat and poultry i.e. Milk fever, eclampsia, osteodystrophy fibrosa, lactation tetany, downer cow
syndrome, ketosis, fat cow syndrome, hypomagnesaemia, Nutritional haemoglobinuria, azoturia, diabetes,
hypothyroidism, Cushing syndrome, Addison’s disease and Gout.
UNIT-4 (ZOO AND WILD ANIMAL MEDICINE)
Principles of zoo hygiene, public health problems arising from zoos. Prevention, control and treatment of infectious,
parasitic, nutritional and metabolic diseases in zoo and wild animals including exotic birds. Acts and Rules related to Zoo
and wild animals. National and international organizations and institutions interlinked to wild and zoo animals – role and
functioning.
UNIT-5 (BACTERIAL, FUNGAL AND RICKETTSIAL DISEASES)
Aetiology, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of bacterial, fungal and
rickettsial diseases of livestock: mastitis, hemorrhagic septicaemia, brucellosis, tuberculosis, Johne's disease, listeriosis,
leptospirosis, campylobacteriosis, actinomycosis, actinobacillosis, bordetellosis, glanders, strangles, ulcerative
lymphangitis, colibacillosis, fowl typhoid, pullorum disease, fowl cholera, avian mycoplasmosis, spirochaetosis,
salmonellosis, swine erysipelas, contagious caprine pleuropneumonia, contagious bovine pleuropneumonia, anthrax,
clostridial infections, ehrlichiosis, chlamydosis, Q fever, anaplasmosis, dermatophilosis, aspergillosis, candidiasis,
histoplasmosis, sporotrichosis, coccidiodomycosis, mycotoxicosis and rhinosporidiosis.
UNIT-6 (VIRAL AND PARASITIC DISEASES)
Aetiology, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of viral and parasitic
diseases of diseases of cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, horse, pig, dog, cat and poultry: Foot and mouth disease, rinderpest,
bovine viral diarrhoea, malignant catarrhal fever, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis, ephemeral fever, blue tongue, sheep
pox, goat pox, PPR, classical swine fever, rabies, equine influenza, equine infectious anemia, equine rhinopneumonitis,
canine distemper, infectious canine hepatitis, canine parvoviral disease, corona viral infection, adeno virus infection,
feline rhinotracheitis, feline pan leucopenia, feline infectious peritonitis, avian influenza, New Castle disease, Marek's
disease, avian leucosis, infectious bronchitis, infectious laryngotracheitis, avian encaphalomyelitis, chicken reo virus,
fowl pox, infectious bursal disease, chicken infectious anemia, inclusion body hepatitis-hydropericardium syndrome,
emerging and exotic viral diseases of global importance.
Parasitic diseases: Trematodes, cestodes, nematodes, protozoan infections and external parasites of clinical importance.
UNIT-7 (JURISPRUDENCE, ETHICS, AND ANIMAL WELFARE)
Legal duties of veterinarians, laws related to medicine, evidence, common offences against animals and laws related to
these offences. Examination of living and dead animals in criminal cases. Cruelty to animals and bestiality. Legal aspects
of: Examination of animals for soundness, examination of injuries and post-mortem examination. Causes of sudden death
in animals. Collection and despatch of materials for chemical examination, detection of frauds-doping, alternation of
description, bishoping etc. Cattle slaughter and evidence procedure in courts. Provincial and Central Acts relating to
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animals. Glanders and Farcy Act 1899 (13 of 1899). Dourine Act 1910 (5 of 1910), Laws relating to offences affecting
Public Health. Laws relating to poisons and adulteration of drugs. Livestock importation act, liability and insurance.
Code of conduct and ethics for veterinarians - the regulations made under the Act.
Animal welfare organizations and its role in animal welfare, welfare assessment, behaviour and animal welfare,
principles and philosophy of animal welfare, animal welfare ethics, improving animal welfare through legislation and
incentives, assessment of physiological, behavioural, disease and production measures of animal welfare, assessing
welfare in practice, environment enrichment, euthanasia, welfare of animals used in education and research and
transportation, religion and animal welfare, human and animal welfare conflict, veterinary disaster management,
human−animal interactions, economics and animal welfare and veterinarians as animal welfare educators
PRACTICAL
UNIT-1 (GENERAL)
Collection of history and general clinical examination. Collection, preservation, packing and dispatch of samples from
clinical cases. Nasogastric and orogastric intubation in animals. Oxygen therapy in veterinary practice. Gastric and
peritoneal lavage. Collection and examination of cerebrospinal fluid. Blood transfusion .
UNIT-2 (SYSTEMIC DISEASES)
Special examination of cardiovascular system. Examination of urinary system. Special examination of respiratory
system. Special examination of gastrointestinal system. ECG, Echocardiography, Ultrasonography, Endoscopy. Special
examination of sense organs. . Examination of eye and ear. Collection and examination of peritoneal fluid. Peritoneal
dialysis. Neurological examination in animals. Lymph node biopsy and bone marrow aspirate. Methods of medication.
Disease Estimation
UNIT-3 (ZOO AND WILD ANIMAL MEDICINE)
Management and restraint of zoo and exotic animals. Drug delivery in zoo and wild animals. Visit to Zooor Sanctuary.
Examination of veterolegal cases.
UNIT-4 (BACTERIAL, FUNGAL AND RICKETTSIAL DISEASES)
PRACTICALS
TB, JD and Mallein testing in animal. Brucellosis testing in animals. Physical and chemical tests for detection of
mastitis. Application of molecular and serology techniques on clinical samples for disease diagnosis. Pen-side diagnostic
tests for infectious diseases. Practical approaches to disease outbreak investigation and its control.
UNIT-5 (VIRAL AND PARASITIC DISEASES)
Collection and examination of skin scrapings- Parasitic, fungal, bacterial. Examination of blood for parasites. Dark field
microscopy. Application of Molecular and serological techniques or clinical samples for diagnosis of viral and parasitic
diseases.
ANNUAL EXAMINATION
PAPERS U N I TS MAXIMUM MARKS WEIGHTAGE
THEORY
Paper-I 1, 2, 3 and 4 100 20
Paper-II 5, 6 and 7 100 20
PRACTICAL
Paper-I 1, 2 and 3 60 20
Paper - II 4 and 5 60 20
(xvii) DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY GYNAECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS
VETERINARY GYNAECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS Credit Hours 2+1
THEORY
UNIT- 1 (VETERINARY GYNAECOLOGY)
Bovine : Applied clinical anatomy and embryology of female reproductive tract - Hereditary and congenital anomalies of
female reproductive tract –Puberty and sexual maturity and their endocrine control- Delayed puberty- Its causes, clinical
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approach, treatment and prevention of delayed puberty- Applied reproductive physiology and endocrinology of oestrous
cycle- Oestrous cycle and factors affecting the length of the oestrous cycle-Aberrations of oestrus and their clinical
management and problems in oestrus detection and oestrus detection aids –Transportation and survivability of gametes
in female reproductive tract-Follicular Dynamics and its clinical impact on fertility improvement- ovulation and
aberrations of ovulation-Incidence causes, diagnosis treatment and prevention of ovulatory failures- Fertilization and
aberrations of fertilization- Fertilization failures - embryonic mortality-incidence, causes, diagnosis, treatment and
prevention – Pathological affections of ovary, uterine tubes, uterus, cervix , vagina and external genitalia – Clinical
management of specific and non-specific forms of infectious infertility- Role of nutrition, climate and stress on
reproductive efficiency - Managemental causes of infertility- Anoestrus and repeat breeding syndrome - Diagnostic
procedures in infertility investigation – Clinical uses of hormones and drugs in the management of infertility- Surgical
procedures for correction of abnormalities of the female reproductive tract. Herd reproductive health management and
fertility parameters in individual animals and in herds.
Assisted reproductive techniques: Synchronization of estrus and ovulation and its principle. methodology and
implications- Multiple ovulation and Embryo transfer technology-In vitro fertilization.
Equines: oestrous cycle- Seasonality- breeding management- Aberrations of oestrous cycle and ovulations- Techniques
of Pregnancy diagnosis- Clinical management of specific and non-specific forms of infectious infertility- Diagnostic
procedures in infertility investigation
Ovines and caprines: oestrous cycle- Seasonality- Control of oestrous cycle and infertility
Swines : oestrous cycle- breeding management- Techniques of Pregnancy diagnosis and infertility
Canines and Felines : oestrous cycle- breeding management- Phantom pregnancy- Medical termination of pregnancy –
Aberrations of oestrous cycle- Medical and surgical management of affections of ovary, uterine tubes, uterus, cervix,
vagina and external genitalia – Methods of Population control by medical and surgical techniques. Comparative
reproductive events in camel
Principle, procedure and application of ultrasonography in farm and pet animal reproduction
UNIT-2 (VETERINARY OBSTETRICS)
Farm and pet animals - Maternal recognition of pregnancy – Applied Endocrinology of pregnancy – Pregnancy
diagnosis- Duration of pregnancy -Factors affecting gestation length- Care and management of pregnant animals-
Implantation, Placentation- Classification, functions –Wandering of ovum- Telegony- Superfetation and
Superfecundation – Clinical management of specific and non specific causes of abortion, extra uterine pregnancy, dropsy
of fetal membranes and fetus, mummification, maceration, cervicovaginal prolapse, uterine torsion and hysterocele.
Parturition- Signs of approaching parturition - Stages of parturition - Initiation and induction of parturition - lactational
disorders - Puerparium and factors affecting puerparium - Postpartum care of the dam and neonate in different species of
farm and pet animals - Dystocia – Classification - Clinical signs and diagnosis - Handling of Fetal and maternal
dystocia – Obstetrical interventions - Mutation – Forced extraction – Fetotomy – Cesarean section in small and large
animals – Maternal obstetrical paralysis - Retention of fetal membranes, Total uterine prolapse and common metabolic
diseases of puerperal period – Post partum hemorrhage – Sub involution of placental sites - Injuries incidental to
parturition - Post partum uterine infections – Post partum resumption of ovarian activity .
UNIT–3(VETERINARY ANDROLOGY AND A.I.)
Farm and pet animals - Comparative clinical reproductive anatomy and endocrinology of the male reproduction -
Common congenital and genetic defects of the male reproductive tract – Puberty and sexual maturity and factors
affecting them - Sexual behaviour and libido - Sperm transport, erection and ejaculation - Coital injuries and vices in
male animals - Semen and ejaculate – Semen collection techniques- Structure of Spermatozoa - Semen evaluation -
Semen extenders, dilution, preservation and post thaw evaluation - Artificial insemination techniques in farm and pet
animals - Forms of male infertility - Impotentia coeundi and impotentia generandi – Affections of the scrotum, testis,
accessory sex glands, penis and prepuce - Breeding soundness evaluation of bull – In vitro tests for evaluation of male
fertility - Medical and surgical techniques for population control of the male reproduction – Surgical procedure on the
male reproductive tract in farm and pet animals.
PRACTICAL
UNIT- 1 (VETERINARY GYNAECOLOGY)
Study of female genital organs using slaughter house specimens- Oestrus detection aids - Techniques of rectal palpation
of female reproductive tract - Gynaecological equipment and instruments -Vaginal exfoliative cytology and vaginoscopy-
Ultrasonography of female reproductive tract - Surgical procedures on the vulva, vagina and uterus-Study of pathological
specimens of female genital tract- Demonstration and practice of ovario-hysterectomy and panhysterectomy- Diagnostic
procedures in investigation of infertility in female animals
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UNIT-2 (VETERINARY OBSTETRICS)
Study of pelvis and pelvimetry- Pregnancy diagnosis-Study of foetal membranes of domestic and pet animals -and
identification of normal and abnormal foetal membranes-Approaching signs of parturition- Stages of parturition-
Approach to an obstetrical case- Obstetrical anaesthesia - obstetrical instrument and equipment - Manipulation of foetal
malpresentation in phantom boxes - Maternal causes of dystocia and its management-Fetotomy in cadavers,
Demonstration of forceps delivery and Caesarean section in small and large animal clinical cases. Handling of prolapse
of genitalia.
UNIT–3 (VETERINARY ANDROLOGY, AI AND ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNIQUES)
Study of male genital organs using slaughter house specimens- Techniques of rectal palpation of the male reproductive
tract- Andrological and AI equipment -Vasectomy and castration -Surgical procedures on penis, prepuce and scrotum-
Planning and organization of AI centre-Preparation of teaser animals -Selection, care, training and maintenance of male
animal used for breeding purpose-Techniques of semen collection-Semen evaluation techniques -Sterilization, storage of
equipment used for semen collection and Artificial insemination-Preparation of extenders and extension of semen-
Preservation of semen-Thawing of semen and technique of AI-Handling and maintenance of LN2 containers. Diagnostic
procedures in investigation of infertility in male animals-Breeding soundness evaluation of bulls- Oestrus
synchronization procedures- Multiple Ovulation and Embryo Transfer- In Vitro Fertilization
ANNUAL EXAMINATION
PAPERS U N I T S MAXIMUM MARKS WEIGHTAGE
THEORY
Paper-I 1 100 20
Paper-II 2 and 3 100 20
PRACTICAL
Paper-I 1 60 20

 

Paper - II 2 and 3 60 20

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