Veterinary Physiology

Veterinary Physiology is the branch of science which deals with the normal processes and reactions of the body of an animal. It studies the  mechanism by which various systems of the body (Cardiovascular, Nervous, Respiratory, Reproductive, Muscular, Skeletal etc.) carry out their functions. The clinical status of the animal depends on the normal mechanism of each system. The performance of any animal depends on the comfort and well being, keeping animal normal. Any normal reaction, when is disturbed by any kind of stress, causes disorder, which is then corrected by  Medicine or any other clinical branch. Thus, to be a good veterinarian or physician, it is essential to be perfect in Physiology. Hence, the department is equipped  for the practical study of Physiology.

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In the current scenario, the comfort of the animals is supposed to have disturbed, due to climate change. The department of Physiology in this college has taken up study of the effects of climate on the Physiology of animals and also to find out mitigation methods over minimising the stress over animals due to climate change.

The Department runs an observatory – aided, approved and recognized by the prestigious Indian Meteorology Department, Pune.

With this the COVAS, Udgir has become THE FIRST VETERINARY COLLEGE, HAVING ITS OWN OBSERVATORY to study a new science VETEROMETEOROLOGY.

Ex-academicians

Photograph Name Tenure
NA DR.S.D.DESHPANDE  
NA DR.G.B. PARWE  

 

Departmental Research Extramural projects

Sr.No. Title of the project PI & Co-PI Funding Agency Grants Received Year
1. Adaptation And Facilitation Of Livestock To Impending Climate Change Through Shelter Management Dr.S.S.Kulkarni

PICo- PIs

Dr. V.S.Waskar,

Asso. Prof.,VPH

Dr. N.Z.Gaikwad, Asso.Prof., Bioch.

Dr. A.V.Bhonsle,

Asstt. Prof., Micro.

ICAR / NDRI RS. 19.00 LAKHS 2007 – 2012

Departmental Projects

Sr. No. Title of the project Research Co-ordinator /Worker Year of start Duration in years
 1. Determination Of Climatic Profile Of Udgir Area Dr.S.S.Kulkarni,Dr.S.A.Dhenge, Assist. Prof. 2000 Ongoing
 2. Biometrical Measurements In Deoni Cattle, Deccani Sheep And Osmanabadi Goats InThe Units Of COVAS, Udgir Dr.S.S.Kulkarni,Dr.S.A.Dhenge, Assist. Prof. 2009 Ongoing
 3. Comparative study of Haemo-analysis in poultry by automatic haemoanalyzers and manual methods Dr.S.S.Kulkarni,Dr.S.A.Dhenge, Assist. Prof. 2009 Ongoing
 4. Effect Of Seasonwise Weather Changes On Milk Production In Cows And Buffaloes Dr.S.S.Kulkarni,Dr.S.A.Dhenge, Assist. Prof. 2008 Ongoing

Activities

  1. Establishment of IMD approved observatory, for the first time in any veterinary college for climatic studies and mission to develop a new branch of vet. Science – Veterometeorology.
  2. Completed survey of 12 villages in the outskirts of Udgir area and tehsils around, generating data on shelter systems.
  3. Studies on growth, production, reproduction performance of animals in reference to the prevailing climatic conditions.
  4. Mitigation studies vis-a-vis climatic change – proposed mission.

Services

  1. Haemo-analysis of clinical samples as well as research samples.
  2. 2.Catering Meteorological data to researchers and various administrative offices.

Faculty

Dr.-S.-S.-Kulkarni Dr. S.S. Kulkarni
Professor & Sectional Head,
Department of Physiology
Dr Mangesh M.Vaidya Dr. M.M. Vaidya
Assistant Professor,
Department of Physiology

 

 

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