Dr. Madhu Swamy
I/c Director, School of Wildlife Forensic & Health, NDVSU, Jabalpur
Head Office Address:
South Civil Lines, Jabalpur
Madhya Pradesh -482001 (India)
Phone:0761-2627150
FAX: 0761-2627150
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Brief introduction:

School of Wildlife Forensic and Health (SWFH) an independent unit of Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University (NDVSU) was established in the year 2010. SWFH has three divisions

  • Division of Wildlife Health
  • Division of Wildlife Forensic
  • Division of Wildlife Investigation and Diagnostics

Besides fulfilling the basic objectives of teaching, research and extension activities, the school also provides veterinary assistance for conservation of critically endangered and threatened native wild animal species in and around central India. The School has been recognized by the Government of Madhya Pradesh as “Wildlife Forensic Laboratory” to provide scientific evidences to put before the Honourable Courts for prosecution and conviction of the poachers.


Vision:

Systematic and scientific wildlife health management and forensic research to conserve wildlife wealth of India.

Objective:

  • Health monitoring and disease diagnosis by conventional and molecular based technologies.
  • Forensic investigation of seized biological samples (meat, bone, antler, nails and blood stained materials etc.) by morphological and DNA based techniques received from various law enforcement agencies.
  • To provide consultancy and technical assistance for scientific wildlife health management in central zone.
  • To develop trained human recourses for wildlife forensic and health.

Mandates of Divisions:

Division of Wildlife Health

  • Health monitoring of wild animals in protected areas and zoological parks
  • Providing veterinary support to forest department under wildlife health extension activities for treatments, periodic health monitoring, operations for radio collaring and translocation of wild animals in different protected areas
  • Wild Animal Outdoor Patient Department
  • Wild Animal Indoor Patient Ward
  • Necropsy of scheduled species for detailed investigation

Division of Wildlife Forensic

  • DNA bank and in-house database for native wild species of Madhya Pradesh
  • Molecular analysis of biological samples seized by Forest department and other law enforcement agencies
  • Species identification and individual identification from meat samples, hair samples, skin samples, blood stained materials, teeth, nails, antlers, horns, hooves etc.
  • Toxicological investigation

Division of Wildlife Investigation and Diagnostics

  • Disease diagnosis in wild species using molecular and immunological techniques
  • Investigation of disease outbreak in protected areas and zoological parks
  • Histopathological investigations
  • Haemato-biochemical and coprological investigations
  • Designing and validation of molecular diagnostic markers for tuberculosis, canine distemper, leptospirosis, infectious canine hepatitis, canine parvo viral infection and Elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV) infection in wild animals.


           

Directory of faculties:

S.No

Name, Qualification and Designation

Contact No.

Email ID

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1.

Dr. Madhu Swamy
I/c Director
Ph.D.

09826146091

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2.

Dr. K.P. Singh
Wildlife Biologist (Asstt Prof)
M.Sc Zoology, Ph.D

9425359365

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3.

Dr. Somesh Singh
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Wildlife Science

9300470687

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4.

Dr. Kajal Kumar Jadav
Assistant Professor
M.V.Sc. & A.H. (Animal Biotechnology)

9826188448

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5.

Dr. Amol Rokde
Assistant Professor
M.V.Sc. & A.H.

7898173212

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6.

Dr. Nidhi Rajput
Assistant Professor
M.V.Sc. & A.H.

9753360597

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7.

Dr. D.N. Podhade
Assistant Professor
M.V.Sc. & A.H.

9479564052

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Teaching:

The School is running Masters degree programme (M.V.Sc) and Ph.D. in Wildlife Health Management as well as PG Diploma in Wildlife Health Management. Till date, 25 M.V.Sc. and 01 Ph.D. degrees have been awarded. Two M.V.Sc. thesis have been submitted and one M.V.Sc. as well as three Ph.D. research are going on. Additionally, PG diploma in Wildlife Health Management is also being offered.

List of MVSc and Ph.D Theses


Trainings organized:

Three training programmes and one Brain Storming Session have been organized during the last three years for field wildlife veterinarians and wildlife officers.

Research:

The School has completed 12 research projects in collaboration with State Forest Department and running 4 projects on Wildlife Forensic and Health funded by Government of Madhya Pradesh. One project under Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India is also running as a twinning project in collaboration with College of Veterinary Science (Assam Agriculture University), Guwahati, to establish the DNA database of native wild species of North-East region.

Research Projects Completed

Ongoing Research Projects

Achievements of SWFH:

  • Vaginal vestibulotomy in a she elephant was performed at Kanha Tiger Reserve to assist in delivering the foetus during the difficult calf birth. Vaginal vestibulotomy done by SWFH is the first case in India and 21st in Asia. Similar case was again successfully performed at Panna Tiger Reserve.
  • Patent have been filed for species-specific primers of Indian Wild Pig (Sus scrofa cristatus) to differentiate it from the other pig races of the world.
  • Forensic investigation reports of a total 1396 biological samples (meat, bones, hairs, blood stained materials etc.) using micro-morphological, osteological and molecular techniques have been submitted to law enforcement agencies for producing as the evidence in the Hon’ble Court.
  • Sequenced and submitted whole genome of Domestic Pig, Indian wild pig, Hard ground barasingha (State Animal of Madhya Pradesh) and Sloth bear in the database of National Center for Biotechnology Information.
  • Assisted in translocation and reintroduction of 30 Hard-ground Barasingha (State Animal of Madhya Pradesh) from Kanha tiger reserve to Van Vihar National Park as well as Satpura Tiger Reserve.
  • Establishment of haematobiochemical profile of Royal Bengal tiger, leopard and Indian bison (Gaur).
  • Disease diagnosis reports of 350 samples for tuberculosis in wild herbivores and non-human primates, Canine distemper, leptospirosis, infectious canine hepatitis and canine parvo viral infection in wild carnivores and EEHV in Asiatic elephants by Bio-technological tools have been submitted to forest department in last three years for appropriate management of diseases in protected areas or zoological parks to prevent further outbreaks.

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