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Dr. K P Singh
BVSc & AH MVSc, PhD,F.N.A.V.Sc., F.I.A.V.P., Diplomat I.C.V.P
Principal Scientist,
Joint Directorate CADRAD,

Telephone: 0581-2302188(O)
Mobile No.: 919897806926

Field of Specialization Veterinary Pathology Total Research Papers 105
No. Patents Granted / Filed Total No. of Book / Manual 5
No. of M.V.Sc. Student Guided 5 No. of PhD Student Guided 1
Present Number of M.V.Sc. Student 0 Present Numberof PhD Student 1

Top 10 Research Papers

  • Maan, S., Maan, N.S., Marc, G., Kyriaka, N., Singh, K.P., Gillian, P., Belaganahalli, N.M. and Mertens, P.P.C. (2012). Genome sequence of a reassortant strain of bluetongue virus serotype 23 from Western India. J. Virol., 86 (12): 7011-7012.
  • Channappanavar, R., Singh, K.P., Singh, R., Umeshappa, C.S., Ingale, S.L. and Pandey, A.B. (2012). Enhanced proinflammatory cytokine activity during experimental Bluetongue virus-1 infection in Indian native sheep. Vet. Immunol. Immunopathol., 145:485-492.
  • Reddy, G.B.M., Singh, R., Singh, R.P., Singh, K.P., Gupta, P.K., Desai, A., Shankar, S.K., Ramakrishnan, M.A. and Verma, R. (2011). Molecular characterization of Indian rabies virus isolates by partial sequencing of nucleoprotein (N) and phosphoprotein (P) genes. Virus Genes,. 43: 13-17.
  • Umeshappa, C. S., Singh, K.P., Rudragouda, C., Sharma, K., Nanjundappa, R.H., Saxena, M., Singh, R., Shrama, A.K. (2011). A comparison of intradermal and intravenous inoculation of bluetongue virus serotype 23 in sheep for clinico-pathology, and viral and immune responses. Vet. Immunol Immunopathol., 141:230-238
  • Singh, K.P., Body, M., AL-Lamki, K., AL-Habsy, S., AL-Rawahi, Q., AL-Rawahi, A. and AL-Maawali, M. (2010). Detection of rabies virus in brain tissue by one-step reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. Indian J. Vet. Pathol., 34(1):1-4
  • Umeshappa, C.S., Singh, K.P., Pandey, A.B., Singh, R.P. and Nanjundappa, R.H. (2010). Cell-mediated immune response and cross-protective efficacy of binary ethylenimine-inactivated bluetongue virus serotype-1 vaccine in sheep. Vaccine, 28 (13): 2522-2531.
  • Umeshappa, C.S., Singh, K.P., Nanjundappa, R.H. and Pandey, A.B. (2010). Apoptosis and immuno-suppression in sheep infected with bluetongue virus serotype-23. Vet. Microbiol., 144: 310-318.
  • Singh, K.P., Channakeshava, S.U., Ahmed, K.A and Pandey, A.B. (2008). Haematological and biochemical responses in native sheep experimentally infected with Bluetongue virus serotype- 23. Indian J. Anim. Sci., 78 (1): 8-12.
  • Singh, K.P., Ghosh, R.C., Hirapurkar, S.D. Maiti, S.K., Telang, A.G., Rathore, R., Singh, R., Chandra, D. and Chauhan, R.S. (2008). High levels of aflatoxin (AFB1) in feed predisposed breeding bulls to unusual mortality due to Pasteurella infection despite vaccination. Indian J. Vet. Pathol., 32(1): 21-25.
  • Singh, K.P., Chandra, D., Nayal, Lalit, M.S., Chauhan, R.S. (2007). Hepatic fasciolosis and verminous pneumonia in captive musk deer (Moschus moschus chryogaster). Indian J. Anim. Sci., 77 (12):1258-1260.

Technologies Developed

  • Development of monovalent and pentavalent inactivated vaccine against BTV-1, -9, -15 -18 and 23 serotypes BEI inactivated and saponin adjuvanted.
  • Methodology of brain sectioning for BSE monitoring and surveillance.


  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research Junior Research Fellowship
  • Indian Veterinary Research Institute Senior Research Fellowship
  • Young Scientist Award of Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists for best paper in year 1993, 2007, 2008
  • Fellow, National Academy of Veterinary Sciences (India)
  • Fellow, Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists (IAVP).
  • Diplomat, Indian College of Veterinary Pathologists (ICVP).
  • Chief Editor, Indian Journal of Veterinary Pathology.
  • Treasurer, Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists (IAVP) during 2005-07
  • Member Secretary, Institute Technical Selection Committee during 2005-07


  • Indian Science Congress Association
  • Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists.
  • Society of Toxicology (STOX) India.
  • Association of Indian Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians
  • Agricultural Research Service Scientists Forum

Ongoing Projects

  • National initiative on climate resilient agriculture (NICRA): Identification of unique traits/ factors in indigenous livestock making them resilient to climate change in relation to diseases and database development
  • Epidemiological studies & clinical profiling of theileriosis in relation to various risk factors in cattle
  • AINP on Bluetongue
  • Establishment of reverse genetics system for rescue of bluetongue virus of Indian origin
  • Development of diagnostic systems, reference collections and molecular epidemiology studies for important arboviral pathogens for livestock in India
  • Geospatial and meta analysis on bluetongue in small ruminants
  • Characterization and evaluation of antioxidant property of catechin loaded polymeric nanoparticles to ameliorate hepatopathies
  • Sub-project 2:Evaluation of mesenchymal stem cell with or without EGF and HGF for liver regeneration in rat model.
  • Pathomorphological diagnosis of animal diseases
  • Surveillance and characterization of pork associated zoonotic parasites with special reference to Trichinella spp.
  • NICRA: Identification of unique traits/factors in indigenous livestock making them resilient to climate change in relation to diseases and database development
  • Polymodal therapeutic management of hepatopathy due to intracellular tick born diseases in canine
  • Evaluation of immunotoxic and genotoxic potential of Fipronil and its amelioration by Vitamin-E
  • Pathological and immunological response in bovine abortion
  • Development of diagnostic systems, reference collectons and molecular epidemiologystudies for important arboviralpathogens for livestock in India (DBT-BBSRC)

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