About us

Imperial Bacteriological Laboratory was first established at Pune which was subsequently shifted to Mukteshwar in 1890. It is now known as Indian Veterinary Research Institute. • 1932 Disease Investigation Section was established at Bombay. • 1947 Disease Investigation Section was shifted to Aundh, Pune & established as State level laboratory for Maharashtra State • 1970 Disease Investigation was started in Kolhapur as Disease Investigation Laboratory (Piggery) • 1972 Establishment of All India Coordinated Research Project on Foot and Mouth Disease • 1975 Establishment of Bacteriology & Pathology Laboratory • 1980 Establishment of Toxicology & Parasitological Laboratory • 1983 Establishment of Disease Surveillance, Cattle Diseases and Poultry Disease Diagnostic Laboratory • 1985 Establishment of Cell Culture Laboratory • 1998 Established as Regional Reference Laboratory for Western region (Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Maharashtra, Diu-Daman)

The Institute ,Disease Investigation Section Aundh Pune-7 is now recognized as Western Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory ( WRDDL) by Government of India. There are 6 States under the Jurisdiction of this laboratory which includes Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Diu Daman & Dadra Nagar Haveli. Western Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory ( WRDDL) is rendering disease diagnostic facility to these states. Most importantly testing for Sexually Transmitted Diseases such as Tuberculosis, Johns Disease ,Brucellosis ,Infectious Bovine Rhinotrachitis, Trichomoniasis and Campylobacter is carried out regularly in the jurisdiction including Semen Stations .

Objectives of Disease Investigation Section

• Collection of biological material from outbreaks for disease diagnosis. • Processing of Material for investigation and differential diagnosis of diseases by specialists. • To confirm outbreaks in livestock and Poultry. • To advice control measures to field staff to control the disease. • To carry out toxicological investigations and advice the field staff regarding the treatment. • To investigate known and unknown diseases prevailing all over the State. • Testing of animals for screening of livestock and poultry diseases of National importance like Tuberculosis, Johns Disease, Brucellosis, Salmonellosis etc for systemic control of these diseases. • Creating awareness among Regional ,District laboratories and field staff about disease problems in Livestock and Poultry by conducting seminars, training and sending circulars. • Impart training to officers of regional laboratories within the state and outside and also to the field veterinarians. • Issue animal health certificates for export of livestock and livestock products including poultry. • Sero-monitoring of animals against certain diseases like FMD, IBR. Brucellosis, P.P.R., etc. • Epidemiological investigation and economic analysis of the disease outbreaks.

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.

The Institute ,Disease Investigation Section Aundh Pune-7 is now recognized as Western Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory ( WRDDL) by Government of India. There are 6 States under the Jurisdiction of this laboratory which includes Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Diu Daman & Dadra Nagar Haveli. Western Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory ( WRDDL) is rendering disease diagnostic facility to these states. Most importantly testing for Sexually Transmitted Diseases such as Tuberculosis, Johns Disease ,Brucellosis ,Infectious Bovine Rhinotrachitis, Trichomoniasis and Campylobacter is carried out regularly in the jurisdiction including Semen Stations .

Objectives of Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (Western Zone)

• Collection of biological material from outbreaks • The RDDL to be designated will serve as a Regional Referral Laboratory (RRL) for economically important livestock diseases (bacterial, viral, parasitic) by providing diagnostic services (both primary and confirmatory) to the states of the region. • The RDDL will maintain a data bank on the epidemiology of the economically important diseases of the region and it will be circulated to all the states on a periodic basis. • The RDDL will maintain a repository of virus; bacteria and parasitic agents isolated and make available a portion of the same for the national repository to be maintained at the National reference laboratory. • The RDDL will follow the approved technique and standard reagents for generation of the diagnostic results. It will also maintain and monitor the standard of the test system followed by the state diagnostic laboratory. • The RDDL will also train scientists / officers from the state diagnostic laboratories in the state of art technology and help in transfer of technology to the state diagnostic laboratories. In addition they will provide consultancy and expert services to the states of the region for speedy and accurate diagnosis of animal diseases. • Testing of animals for screening of livestock and poultry diseases of National importance like Tuberculosis, Johns Disease, Brucellosis, Salmonellosis etc for systemic control of these diseases. • A special surveillance program is to be initiated for BSE / Scrapie as per the directions and terms of Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, GOI. and provide the necessary information to the department

Structure and working of Disease Investigation Section, Pune

The Institute is headed by Joint Commissioner of A H ( Group A ). The deputy Commissioners , Assistant Commissioners, and Livestock Development officers are engaged for the work of Disease Diagnosis and research. Following Laboratories are working for the objectives mentioned above.

1) Bacteriology Laboratory 2) Mycology Laboratory 3) Parasitological Laboratory 4) Toxicology Laboratory 5) Pathology Laboratory 6) Virology & Cell culture Laboratory 7) Poultry Disease Diagnosis Laboratory 8) Foot & Mouth Disease Diagnostic Laboratory 9) Cattle Disease Surveillance Laboratory 10) Cattle Disease Laboratory

There are seven Regional Disease Investigation Laboratories, located at Chiplun, Kolhapur, Pune, Nasik,, Aurangabad, Akola and Nagpur. These Laboratories are working at Regional Level for Diagnosis of Diseases, guidance of field officers etc.Veterinary Polyclinics are working at each district. Disease Diagnosis facilities are available with each polyclinic as District Laboratory .

Brief Objective and Technical Program:

• To collect and type FMD specimens using ELISA as per approved protocol. Efforts to be made to collect as many specimens from as many outbreaks within the area of operation. • To provide clinical samples to the Central FMD Laboratory, Mukteshwar for further Genetic and Antigenic Analysis and contribute to National FMD Virus repository. • Collection of epidemiological information and suitable FMD material from outbreaks of field and organized farms. • To submit all epidemiological information to Project Directorate in the prescribed format for compilation and analysis. • Surveillance and Diagnosis of FMD • National FMD sero-surveillance (DIVA – ELISA and LPB – ELISA ) • Sero-monitoring under FMD Control Programme

Photo Name Contact Address
Dr. D. P. Gaikwad (Prinicipal Investigator)
B.V.Sc.& A.H.
Email_Address:- fmdrcpune@gmail.com
Contact number:+91-9422380604
Dr. V. V. Limaye (Co-Principal Investigator)
M.V.Sc. (Veterinary Microbiology)
Email_Address:- mrunal1@hotmail.com
Contact number:+91-9822189775
Dr. Mrs. K. D. Muglikar (Sr.Scientist)
M.V.Sc. (Veterinary Pharmacology)
Email_Address:- kdmuglikar@gmail.com
Contact number:+91-9970302480
Dr. D. V. Undegaonkar (Scientist)
M.V.Sc. (Veterinary Microbiology)
Email_Address:- dvundegaonkar@yahoo.co.in
Contact number:+91-9822345835

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