Veterinary Microbes

Year- wise
2009-10

  • First isolation and characterization of Bordetella bronchiseptica from horse,
  • First isolation and characterization of Actinobacillus equilli from foal,
  • First isolation and characterization of Staphylococcus hyicus from pig,
  • First laboratory confirmed camelpox virus zoonosis in the world,
  • Isolation and molecular characterization of camelpox virus from outbreaks in Rajasthan and Delhi,
  • Isolation and characterization of buffalopox virus from outbreaks in Maharashtra,
  • Field isolation and characterization of bacterial pathogens,
  • Rhodococcus equi and Corynebacterium sp. isolation from feaces,
  • Molecular and biochemical characterization of Staphylococci spp. from different animals.

2010-2011

  • First isolation and characterization of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis and Corynebacterium bovis from horse,
  • First detection of Methicillin-resistant coagulase negative Staphylococcus sciuri from goats,
  • Isolation and characterization of camelpox virus (CMLV) from outbreaks (2009) in Delhi, Jaisalmer & Barmer,
  • Isolation and characterization of buffalopox virus (BPXV) from outbreak (2011) in cattle, buffalo and humans in Meerut, U.P.

2011-2012

  • Whole genome sequencing of Pasteurella multocida sub spp. multocida B:2 serotype,
  • First isolation and molecular identification of Trueperella pyogenes,
  • First report of identification of Exiguobacterium spp. from pig in the country.

2012-2013

  • Isolation of a rare isolate of Delftia spp. from water sample from sheep watering hole
  • First isolation of a Nocardia otitidiscaviarum from equine granulomatous pneumonia.
  • First isolation and identification of Moraxella (Branhamella) ovis from ovine keratoconjunctivitis in sheep
  • Whole genome sequencing of Trueperella pyogenes, Bordetella bronchiseptica, Pasteurella multocida, Actinobacillus equuli and Salmonella Gallinarum.

2013-2014

  • First detection, isolation and identification of Mannheimia varigena from buffalo.
  • First isolation of Providencia thailandensis from equine oral cavity.
  • First isolation and identification of Escherichia hermanii from equine semen.
  • Isolation and identification of strain of Enterococcus asini from horse.
  • Isolation and identification of Nocardiopsis alba from equine semen sample.
  • Isolation and identification of Moraxella ovis from case of sheep conjunctivitis.
  • Isolation and identification of Rhodococcus gordoniae from horse and Rhodococcus coprophilus from camel.

2014-15

  • Several vaccine strains from livestock and poultry have been added to NCVTC.
  • Complete genome sequencing of two isolates of Classical swine fever virus was carried out.
  • A total of 19 bacteriophage isolates against a variety of bacteria such as Aeromonas hydrophila, Ecsherichia coli, Staphylococcus spp., Bacillus spp., Pseudomonas spp. were isolated and accessioned in NCVTC repository

2015-2016

  • Methodologies were developed to successfully purify a positive stranded RNA virus (FMDV) from the virus mixture containing a negative stranded RNA virus (PPRV).
  • Carried out the genetic characterization of infectious bursal disease viruses (IBDV) from Haryana state.
  • Isolation and identification of sheep poxvirus from outbreak in Jammu & Kashmir.
  • Pseudocowpox virus infection was confirmed in cattle from Udaipur, Rajasthan. l A severe outbreak of Parapoxvirus infection in camel was confirmed, in Rajasthan.
  • Rare strains of bacteria were accessioned including: Campylobacter spp., Bacillus megaterium, Enterococcus casseliflavus, E. cecorum, Barrientosiimonas humi, Corynebacterium amycolatum, Enterococcus devriesei, E. hirae, E. faecium, Nocariopsis alba, Ignatzschineria larvae and Escherichia hermanii.
  • Actinobacillus equuli was isolated from infected foals: first instance of confirmatory diagnosis of A. equuli infection in foals in India.
  • Lactococus garviae – an etiological agent of Lactococcosis in fish was isolated from poultry intestine.
  • A total of 44 bacteriophage isolates against a variety of pathogenic bacteria were added to NCVTCC repository.
  • A novel thermotolerant bacteriophage was isolated from Ganga river water against Pseudomonas spp.
  • A novel siphoviridae phage was isolated against Citrobacter sedlakii.
  • Antibiotic resistance genes were detected in bacteriophage DNA which indicated their role in ARG transmission.
  • The flexible Gateway ORF library of equine influenza virus was generated and utility of such clones shown in production of recombinant proteins and protein-protein interaction studies employing yeast-two-hybrid system.