Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology

Apart from UG & PG teaching the department is engaged in the research activities (INTRAMURAL AND EXTRAMURAL). The department is offering hands on training to technical persons/science graduates in different areas on “laboratory animals.” The department is providing the drug testing facilities for some identified activities on payment basis. The department is also supplying the laboratory animals (rats and mice) to the CPCSEA registered institutes/establishments.


1.Dr. A. P. Somkuwar 
2.Dr. A. A. Deshmukh 
3.Dr. G. D. Ranvir 
4.Dr. A. A. Deshmukh 
5.Dr. M. I. Qureshi 
6.Dr. P. R. More 

Teaching Programmes

  • B.V.Sc. & A.H: As per VCI norms
  • M.V.Sc: Postgraduate programme with intake capacity of two students per year

Agency/Intramural Projects

 Sr. No.Title of the projectResearch Coordinator /WorkerFunding AgencyGrants Received  (in Rs)Year
1Sparing effect of Ayufytase on inclusion of inorganic phosphorus sources (dicalcium phosphate) in broiler diets.A. P. Somkuwar


M. K. Patil

Dabur Ayurvet36,900/-2008-09
2Pharmacokinetic of cefaperazone and cefoperazone + sulbactum combination in cattle calves.A. P. Somkuwar


B. V. Ballurkar

 3Efficacy of administration of av/cgc/18 for maintenece of calcium homeostasis and prevention of calcium deficiency disorders during post parturient periodA. P. Somkuwar


M. K. Patil

B. V. Ballurkar

Dabur Ayurvet45,000/-2009-10
4Evaluation of lactogenic property of a test preparation

A. P. Somkuwar

M. K. Patil

NIF Ahmedabad1,19,000/-2011-13

M.V.Sc.  Projects –  Completed

Sr. No.Title of the projectName of the StudentName of Major GuideYear
1Studies on antibacterial activity of Momordica charantia against some pathogenic bacteria.Mr. Sayad.  M.  I.Dr. Ranvir G. D.2004
2Antibacterial activity of Piper nigrum fruit extracts against some pathogenic bacteria.Miss. Patil M. K.Dr. Ranvir G. D.2005
3Antibacterial activity of Ficus religiosa leaves extract against some pathogenic bacteria.Mr. Jagadale  A. A.Dr. Deshmukh A.A.2006
4Antibacterial activity of Emblica officinalis fruit extracts against some pathogenic bacteria.Mr. Satyajeet PatilDr. Deshmukh A.A2007
5Subacute oral toxicity study of Prallethrim in wistar ratsMr. Azhar AktharDr. Deshmukh A.A2008
6Hypoglycemic activity of Azadirachta indica leaves on normal and alloxan induced diabetic rats.Miss. Pravia KshirsagarDr. Deshmukh A.A2008
7Ameliorative effect of ethanolic extract of Azadirachta indica on lead acetate induced toxicity in ratsMiss. Meera ChikhleDr. Deshmukh A.A2009
8“Investigation of anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic & ulcerogenic activity of clerodendrum  phlomidis in Laboratory animalsMiss. Jadhav V. D.Dr. Somkuwar A.P2010
9Studies on developemental and reproductive toxicities of dimethoate in wistar ratsMr. Ingle SachinDr. Somkuwar A.P2011
10In vitro evaluation of antibacterial activity of Enicostema littorale against gram positive and gram negative organisms.Mr. Rahul KshirsagarDr. Deshmukh A. A.2012
11 Screening of paederia foetida for some    pharmacological properties”Mr. Shital KapseDr. Somkuwar A.P2013
12Screening of clerodendrum inerme for its anti-inflammatory activity in laboratory animals.Mr. Meera PalimkarDr. Somkuwar A.P2014

Services Provided:

Sr. No.Name of the studyRate for study  in Rs.
1Anti diabetic activity 
2Anti inflammatory activity 
3Anti pyretic activity 
4Analgesic activity 
5Acute Toxicity 
6Anti ulcerogenic activity 
7 Wound healing activity 
8Antibacterial activity in vitro and in vivo.  
9 Pharmacokinetic study
10Safety assessment in lab animals
11sub acute / chronic toxicity studies
12Anti arthritic activity

Note: The rates for the study are base line rates. The actual rates are decided as per the protocol of the study.

Department Faculty

 Dr. A.A. Deshmukh


M.V.Sc., Ph.D

Professor & Head


 Dr. M.K. Patil


M.V.Sc., Ph.D

Assistant Professor