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Dr. Asok Kumar M
B.V.Sc.& A.H M.V.Sc., Ph.D.
Pathology Division,

Mobile No.: 8859772796

Field of Specialization Veterinary Pathology, Avian Diseases, Molecular pathology, Immunohistochemistry Total Research Papers 14
No. Patents Granted / Filed 0 Total No. of Book / Manual 0
No. of M.V.Sc. Student Guided 0 No. of PhD Student Guided 0
Present Number of M.V.Sc. Student 0 Present Numberof PhD Student 0

Top 10 Research Papers

  • Kumar, M., Kumar, R., Varshney, K., Nair, M., Lakkawar, A., Sridhar, B., & Palanivelu, M. (2014). Pathomorphological studies of lung lesions in sheep. Indian Journal of Veterinary Pathology, 38(2), 75.
  • Kumar, M., Kumar, R., Varshney, K., Palanivelu, M., Sridhar, B., & Sivakumar, M. (2014). Incidence of ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma in southern parts of India: A slaughter house based study. Indian Journal of Veterinary Pathology, 38(3), 149.
  • Kumar, M., Palanivelu, M., Singh, S., Barathidasan, R., Varghese, B., & Dhama, K. (2014). Rare case of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis in emu chicks ( Dromaius novaehollandiae ). Indian Journal of Veterinary Pathology, 38(3), 203.
  • Palanivelu, M., Kumar, M., Singh, S., Latchumikanthan, A., Badami, S., & Kolluri, G. et al. (2016). Baruscapillaria obsignata: a serious cause of enteropathy and high mortality in turkeys (meleagris gallopavo). Veterinary Quarterly, 1-5.
  • Dhama, K., Thomas, P., Arun, T., Karthik, K., Berin, P., & Kumar, M. et al. (2014). Molecular Characterization and Toxinotyping of a Clostridium perfringens Isolate from a Case of Necrotic Enteritis in Indian Kadaknath Fowl. Asian Journal Of Animal And Veterinary Advances, 9(7), 385-394.
  • M. Palanivelu, A.W. Lakkawar, K.C. Varshney, R. Kumar, M. Sivakumar,M.G. Nair, R. V. Barathidasan and M. Asok Kumar. Histomorphology of cutaneous neoplasms of dogs from Puducherry (2013). Indian J. Vet. Pathol., 37(1) : 5-12.
  • Munuswamy Palanivelu, Avinash Warundeo Lakkawar, Khub Chandh Varshney, Raja Kumar, Mariappan Asok Kumar. Histochemical Assessment of AgNORs in Cutaneous Neoplasms of Dogs (2013). Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 1 (3): 93 – 95.
  • Munuswamy Palanivelu, Avinash Warundeo Lakkawar, Khub Chandh Varshney and Mariappan Asok Kumar. Multiple Cutaneous Melanomas in a Dog: A Case Report (2013). Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 1 (4): 127 – 128.
  • Gowthaman, V., Singh, S., Dhama, K., Barathidas, R., Asok Kumar, M., & Desingu, P. et al. (2012). Fowl Adenovirus (FAdV) in India: Evidence for Emerging Role as Primary Respiratory Pathogen in Chickens. Pakistan J. Of Biological Sciences, 15(18), 900-903.
  • Munuswamy Palanivelu, Shambhu Dayal Singh, Mariappan Asok Kumar, Rajamani Barathidasan, Berin P. Varghese, Shyama N. Prabhu, Kuldeep Dhama (2014). Investigation of Hepatitis-Hydropericardium Syndrome Caused by Fowl Adenovirus (FAdV) Infection in Broiler Chicken Flocks in Northern Parts of India. Res. j. vet. pract. 2 (4): 58 - 62


  • Pondicherry University Gold medalist (2011)-outstanding performance in the M.V.Sc. (Veterinary Pathology)
  • DST-JRF Professional (2012)- awarded by department of scince and technology for pursuing Ph.D


  • Life member, Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists.
  • Life Member of Pondicherry state veterinary council.

Ongoing Projects

  • Digitalization of museum specimens for development of e-learning tool in veterinary pathology
  • Flavivirus infections in pigs and bats with special reference to Japanese encephalitis
  • Pathomorphological and molecular diagnosis of important viral induced respiratory diseases in poultry