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Telangana State Veterinary Biological & Research Institute, VBRI (Animal Husbandry Department, Government of Telangana ) was established at Hyderabad in the year 1944 as Serum Institute, catering to the needs of the livestock farmers in disease prevention, disease diagnosis, production of vaccines and research on emerging diseases. The institute is a premier institute and credited as a prestigious research institute in South India. It is justifiably proud of its contribution to the State Rural Economy and National Economy by improving the livestock productivity. Conquest over Rinderpest was possible by untiring effort in production of high quality vaccine by this institute.

The institute has two divisions i.e Vaccine Production and Disease Investigation. The vaccine production division is producing both bacterial (H.S., B.Q., and E.T) and viral vaccines (P.P.R., Sheep Pox and Goat Pox) as per current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), sufficient to cater the needs of strategic and mass vaccination programmes to the entire livestock population in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. This is the first Government Veterinary Institution in India to obtain Drug License from the Drug Control General of India, New Delhi. All the vaccines are rendered free of cost to the livestock owners and poultry farmers of the state.

Telangana State Veterinary Biological & Research Institute

The Disease Investigation division is well equipped with Good Laboratory Practices for effective and prompt diagnosis of all livestock and poultry diseases of bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic nature apart from feed analysis, toxicological detections and pathological investigations. All the livestock disease outbreaks are investigated by subject matter specialists for quick and accurate diagnosis and control and containment measures are suggested for effective control of the disease. All the laboratories are well equipped with trained manpower and latest diagnostic techniques to deliver accurate diagnosis for control of livestock diseases. Apart from diagnosis, skill development programmes in latest diagnostic techniques are being given to veterinarians of district laboratories and field.

As a part of Disease Investigation division, All India Coordinated Research Project for Epidemiological Studies on Foot and Mouth Disease (AICRP on FMD) was established in the year 1968 and is upgraded as Regional Research Centre in 1998. FMD laboratory works with the mandate of, investigation of FMD outbreaks, Virus typing, Seromonitoring and Serosurveillance.

A) Investigation of FMD Outbreaks:

• Investigation of every reported incidence of Foot and Mouth Disease. • Collection of specimens in acute phase of the disease for detection of FMDV. • Collection of epidemiological data for tracking the source of infection. • Confirmation of the disease by virus typing ELISA. • Suggestion of control measures for effective control of the disease.

B) Virus Typing:

• Confirmation of the virus type by Sandwich ELISA technique and RTPCR. • Preparation of Epidemiological data on geographical, seasonal and serotype-wise and species-wise incidence of the disease in the state. • Collateral confirmation of the outbreak specimens with the Project Director, FMD, IVRI, Mukteswar. • Sending tissue samples from outbreak areas to National Virus Repository and also to conduct vaccine matching exercise.

C) Seromonitoring:

• Quantification of FMD antibodies before and after vaccination is done in selected villages of each district by LPB ELISA and assessment of Herd Immunity in the livestock population of the state under FMD CP. • Maintenance of serum bank: All the sera samples of FMDCP till date are well preserved in deep freezers at -20°C, properly coded and labeled. • Documentation: The data thus generated is maintained in soft as well as hard copies as, Districtwise, Roundwise, Regionwise.

D) National Sero Surveillance Programme (NSSP):

Detection of Non Structural Proteins (NSP) by 3AB3 DIVA technique is carried out to estimate the level of circulating virus in the herds. • Quantification of FMD antibodies by Liquid Phase Blocking ELISA is carried out at random in all the districts once in a year to estimate the Herd Immunity under National Sero Surveillance.

Collaboration with PDFMD:

•• The FMD Laboratory, TSVBRI (RRC, AICRP on FMD, Hyderabad) works in collaboration with PDFMD, Mukteswer which acts as Central Reference Laboratory on technical matters relating to Foot and Mouth disease in the country. • As part of capacity building, the personnel working in state laboratory are given required trainings on PCR, Virus typing, LPBE and DIVA tests etc., • The reagent kits required for the unit from time to time for virus typing, Seromonitoring (LPBE) and serosurveillance (DIVA) are supplied by PDFMD.

Photo Name Contact Address
Dr.L.Ratna Kumari (Prinicipal Investigator)
M.V.Sc (Microbiology)
Email_Address:- ratnakumarilam@yahoo.com
Contact number:+91-9989998027
Dr.A.V.Krishna Mohan(Co-Principal Investigator)
M.V.Sc (Microbiology)
Email_Address:- ayinam61@yahoo.co.in
Contact number:+91-9989998025
Dr.A.V.Krishna Mohan(Co-Principal Investigator)
M.V.Sc (Microbiology)
Email_Address:- ayinam61@yahoo.co.in
Contact number:+91-9989998025
Dr.K.Vani Sree(Assistant Director)
M.V.Sc (Microbiology)
Email_Address:- drkoratala@yahoo.com
Contact number:+91-7702774775
Dr.S.Tanju (Assistant Director)
M.V.Sc. (Pathology)
Email_Address:- tanjusree@gmail.com
Contact number:+91-8790998061

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