Veterinary Pathology

Infrastructure Available:-

  • Histopathology Laboratory.
  • Digital Microscopic Photography Unit.
  • Clinical Pathology Laboratory.
  • Postmortem Hall (For Small/Large Animals, Pet Animals, Poultry and Wild Animals).
  • Gross Pathological Specimens Museum (Gross Pathology Museum).

Services Available:-

  • Postmortem Examination of Domestic Animals/Pet Animals/Poultry/Wild Animals & Consultancy to Farmers.
  • Histopathological Diagnosis of various neoplastic (tumours), Infectious or Non-infectious diseases of Domestic Animals, Pets, Poultry, Laboratory Animals and Wild Life.
  • Toxico-Patholgoical Examination.
  • Clinical Pathology Services:
    • Hematology
    • Biochemistry
    • Urine and Body Fluids Analysis.
    • Blood Smear Examination
    • Cytological Examination.
  • Trainings Offered:
    • Postmortem Examination of Domestic/Wild Animals/Poultry/Laboratory Animals.
    • Histopathological Techniques.
    • Clinical Pathology Techniques.
    • Disease Diagnosis Techniques.
  • Experimental Research Trials/Projects: Intramural/Extramural/Contract Research Trials on various Nutritional Supplements, Therapeutic Agents, Toxico-pathological, Infectious/Non-infectious diseases of livestock and Poultry.

Degree Programmes Offered:-

  • B.V.Sc. & A.H: As per VCI Curriculum.
  • M.V.Sc (Veterinary Pathology): Duration: 2 Years.
  • Ph.D in Veterinary Pathology: Duration: 3 Years.

Agency/Contract Research Projects Completed at Department of Veterinary Pathology:-

 Sr. No.Title of the Research ProjectName of Principal Investigator            Funding Agency             & Project CostYear
1.Comparative Efficacy and Pathological Changes on Dietary Supplementation of Natural and Synthetic Vitamin E in Broilers.Dr. Sambhaji G. ChavhanM/S. Matrix Life Science Pvt. Ltd., Aurangabad.               Project Cost: Rs. 10,93,960/-2022
2.Effect of Dietary Supplementation of Natural and Synthetic Vitamin E on TNF-alpha, IgG, IgM and MDA levels in Broilers.Dr. Sambhaji G. ChavhanM/S. Matrix Life Science Pvt. Ltd., Aurangabad.               Project Cost: Rs. 1,99,500/-2022
3.Studies on efficacy on Ventrilivplus on performance, carcass characteristic and meat quality in broiler.Dr. S.D.MoregaonkarM/S. Venkateshwara Hatcheries, Pune2007
4.Comparative efficacy of herbal product (AV/BCP/15) with synthetic choline on broiler performance and carcass quality parameters.Dr. G.R.GanganeM/S. Ayurvet Ltd.,   Dabbi, Dist. Solan (H.P.)2008

M.V.Sc. (Postgraduate) Thesis Research Projects Completed at Department of Veterinary Pathology:-

 Sr. No.Title of the Research ProjectName of the StudentName of Major Advisor/GuideYear
1.Studies on Ochratoxicosis in Broiler Birds.P.L. PawarDr. S.D. Moregaonkar2001
2.Studies on a Commercial Mycotoxin Binder in Preventing Ochratoxicosis in Broilers.A.C. PathanDr. S.D. Moregaonkar2004
3.Studies on Experimental Colibacillosis in Broilers.V.N. PhadDr. S.D. Moregaonkar2005
4.Studies on Efficacy of Levofloxacin in Experimental Colibacillosis in Broilers.V.V. DeshmukhDr. S.D. Moregaonkar2006
5.Efficacy of Black Piper nigrum Fruit in Prevention of  Colibacillosis in Broilers.S.S. BamneDr. S.D. Moregaonkar2007
6.Toxico-Pathological Studies of Chlorpyriphos in Broilers.S. S. BhagatDr. M.A. Khan2008
7.Toxicopathology of Quinalphos in Broilers.P.A. ChandaneDr. S.D. Moregaonkar2009
8.Toxico-Pathological Studies of Indoxacarb in Female Wistar Rats.A.M. SonphuleDr. M.A. Khan2010
9.Studies on Antidiabetic Property of Enicostema littorale Extracts in Wister Rats.V.L. JadhavDr. S.D. Moregaonkar2011
10.Efficacy of Maytenus emarginata in Paracetamol Induced Toxicity in Male Wistar Rats.M.M. PathanDr. M.A. Khan2012
11.Toxicopathological Studies of Anilofos in Male Wistar Rats.V.K. ZoleDr. M.A. Khan2013
12.Effect of Formaldehyde Spraying in Broiler Pens.P.R. DalaveDr. M.A. Khan2014
13.Clinicopathological Studies on Black Quarter in Cattle.S.R. AmbhoreDr. M.A. Khan2016
  14.Effect of Azadirachta indica Leaf Powder in Prevention of Colibacillosis in Broilers.V.B. PatilDr. M.A. Khan2018
  15.Effect of Azadirachta indica Leaf Powder on Clostridium perfringens induced Infections in Broilers.A.R.ShindeDr. M.A. Khan2019
  16.Clinicopathological Studies of Theileriosis in Goats.P.S.RathodDr. S.G. Chavhan2021
17.Pathology of Anaplasmosis in Goats.H.D.MandhareDr.S.G.Chavhan2022
18.Pathological Studies on Ovine Babesiosis.P.A.ManwarDr.S.G.Chavhan2023

Departmental/Intramural Research Projects: Completed

 Sr. No.Title of the Research ProjectName of Principal InvestigatorYear of Start & CompletionDuration in Years
1.Use of an alternative capillary sealing material   (M- Seal) in PCV estimation.Dr. S.D.Moregaonkar20041 Year
2.Clinicopathological studies on TRP (Hardware Disease in Cattle)Dr. S.D.Moregaonkar20102 Years
3.Analysis of twelve year data of necropsy examination conducted during 1998-2010.Dr. S.D.Moregaonkar201012 Years
4.Recording of Anomalies in animals during a period 2008-10.Dr. S.D.Moregaonkar20082 Years
5.Studies on pathology of Black quarter in bovines with special reference to ulcerative endocarditis.Dr. M.A.Khan20103 Years
6.Studies on efficacy of different diagnostic tests/ methods for detection of clinical mastitis in cattle.Dr. M.A.Khan20103 Years
7.Clinicopathological Studies on Prevalence of Bovine Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA).Dr. Sambhaji G. Chavhan2016-20226 Years

Future Plans:

a. Immunopathology Laboratory.

b. Molecular Disease Diagnosis Laboratory.

c. Mobile Diagnostic Facility for Farmers.

Department Faculty:

 Dr. B. M. Kondre


M.V.Sc., Ph.D

Assistant Professor and Sectional Head


More Details……

Passport Photo-Dr.S.G.ChavhanDr. Sambhaji G. Chavhan


M.V.Sc., Ph.D, NET, Diplomate ICVP (DICVP)

Assistant Professor


Contact: 9284555319 or 9421338612



Sr.No.           NameTenure
1Dr. G.B.Kulkarni1987-1995
2Dr. M.A.Khan1995-97
3Dr.S.D. Moregaonkar1997-2012
4.Dr. M.A.Khantill Sept. 2021