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 project Research Coordinator /Worker Funding Agency Grants Received  (in Rs) Year
1 Sparing effect of Ayufytase on inclusion of inorganic phosphorus sources (dicalcium phosphate) in broiler diets. A. P. Somkuwar

M. K. Patil

Dabur Ayurvet 36,900/- 2008-09
2 Pharmacokinetic of cefaperazone and cefoperazone + sulbactum combination in cattle calves. A. P. Somkuwar

B. V. Ballurkar

  22,800/- 2008-09
 3 Efficacy of administration of av/cgc/18 for maintenece of calcium homeostasis and prevention of calcium deficiency disorders during post parturient period A. P. Somkuwar

M. K. Patil

B. V. Ballurkar

Dabur Ayurvet 45,000/- 2009-10
4 Evaluation of lactogenic property of a test preparation

A. P. Somkuwar

M. K. Patil

NIF Ahmedabad 1,19,000/- 2011-13

M.V.Sc.  Projects –  Completed

Sr. No. Title of the project Name of the Student Name of Major Guide Year
1 Studies on antibacterial activity of Momordica charantia against some pathogenic bacteria. Mr. Sayad.  M.  I. Dr. Ranvir G. D. 2004
2 Antibacterial activity of Piper nigrum fruit extracts against some pathogenic bacteria. Miss. Patil M. K. Dr. Ranvir G. D. 2005
3 Antibacterial activity of Ficus religiosa leaves extract against some pathogenic bacteria. Mr. Jagadale  A. A. Dr. Deshmukh A.A. 2006
4 Antibacterial activity of Emblica officinalis fruit extracts against some pathogenic bacteria. Mr. Satyajeet Patil Dr. Deshmukh A.A 2007
5 Subacute oral toxicity study of Prallethrim in wistar rats Mr. Azhar Akthar Dr. Deshmukh A.A 2008
6 Hypoglycemic activity of Azadirachta indica leaves on normal and alloxan induced diabetic rats. Miss. Pravia Kshirsagar Dr. Deshmukh A.A 2008
7 Ameliorative effect of ethanolic extract of Azadirachta indica on lead acetate induced toxicity in rats Miss. Meera Chikhle Dr. Deshmukh A.A 2009
8 “Investigation of anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic & ulcerogenic activity of clerodendrum  phlomidis in Laboratory animals Miss. Jadhav V. D. Dr. Somkuwar A.P 2010
9 Studies on developemental and reproductive toxicities of dimethoate in wistar rats Mr. Ingle Sachin Dr. Somkuwar A.P 2011
10 In vitro evaluation of antibacterial activity of Enicostema littorale against gram positive and gram negative organisms. Mr. Rahul Kshirsagar Dr. Deshmukh A. A. 2012
11  Screening of paederia foetida for some    pharmacological properties” Mr. Shital Kapse Dr. Somkuwar A.P 2013
12 Screening of clerodendrum inerme for its anti-inflammatory activity in laboratory animals. Mr. Meera Palimkar Dr. Somkuwar A.P 2014

Services Provided:

Sr. No. Name of the study Rate for study  in Rs.
1 Anti diabetic activity 15,000/-
2 Anti inflammatory activity 10,000/-
3 Anti pyretic activity 10,000/-
4 Analgesic activity 10,000/-
5 Acute Toxicity 15,000/-
6 Anti ulcerogenic activity 10,000/-
7  Wound healing activity 10,000/-
8 Antibacterial activity in vitro and in vivo.   The rates are to be finalized
9  Pharmacokinetic study
10 Safety assessment in lab animals
11 sub acute / chronic toxicity studies
12 Anti 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