Thursday, February 10, 2011

Department of Wildlife Health & Disease Management

Established in Yr. 2001 the Department of Wildlife Health & Management conducts disease surveillance, disease treatment, health monitoring, research and training. The institute is based in  Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, India. It is active in disease diagnosis and forensic relating  to wildlife. The faculty is not limited to this and plays active part in providing support to anti poaching authorities. It is helpful in terms of conducting post-mortem, collecting and presenting evidence in courts. A large number of poachers have been convicted thanks to the support provided by the Hon. Dean Dr. A.B. Shrivastava and his team.

On spot treatment of injured wild animals, birds and reptiles is forte of this center. It has developed into a full fledged center for wildlife forensic and health management in year 2010. The department provides veterinary support to all protected areas of Central India. Dr.Shrivastava and his team offers yeoman service to this important aspect of nature conservation. They have been active as silent crusaders providing succor to helpless wildlife since number of years.      

The dept. is a part of Veterinary University Jabalpur an institution conducting training on comprehensive veterinary sciences. The team has performed selflessly since number of years and gained experience while treating injured and sick animals like tigers, spotted deer, hyena, leopards, cobra, mugger, to name a few. Health care, first aid and life saving treatments is provided to birds as well. The efforts have saved life of many endangered species and provided succor to many.

The center's contribution: Research Diagnostic - Scientific Reports

FPL in big cats
Rabies in Sloth Bear
TB in Spotted Deer
TB in Hanuman Langur - Sariska Tiger Reserve
TB in Sloth Bear
Lymphoid leucosis - Peafowl
Haemangioma - Tiger
Ascending Duodenal Invagination - Leopard. 
Sarcocystois - Hard Ground Barasingha
Gasthrothylax - Swamp Deer
Paragonimus infection - Bengal Tiger
Pasteurellosis infection - Tigers - Elephant
Colibacillosis - Wild Dogs

The department co-ordinates in rescue and translocation operations in tiger reserves and wildlife sanctuaries.  Its capability in immobilization technique is a great asset that provides vital support to the protected areas and reserved forests in MP. Besides provides relief from wild animals that have ventured closed to human settlements and villages.   

The Department of Wildlife Health & Management also provides training to field staff of forest department, students and students from foreign countries. With limited funding and infrastructure the institute has created a new paradigm in wildlife conservation.  All help and encouragement is welcome.