Department of Parasitology - Research

Research

The department is involved in research activities like documentation of Ethnoveterinary practices, evaluation of medicinal plants for their anti-parasitic activity, diagnosis of development of resistance against anti-parasitic drugs, development of vaccine for control of avian coccidiosis, and prevalence of parasitic diseases. Research on medicinal plants by this department has revealed a large number of indigenous plants with remarkable anthelmintic and anti-tick activity. Our scientists have also diagnosed the development of resistance in sheep nematodes against commonly used anthelmentics in different areas of Pakistan.

Research Projects in Progress

  • Development and molecular characterization of gametocyte vaccine(s) (local isolate) against avian coccidiosis” funded by Pakistan Science Foundation, Islamabad
  • Documentation and Evaluation of Some Traditionally Used Ethnobotanicals for their Anthelmintics Activity, funded by Higher Education Commission
  • Documentation of Indigenous Anti-Parasitic Practices and Scientific Evaluation of Some Ethno-Botanicals for their Anthelmintic Activity funded by University of Agriculture Faisalabad under Promotion of Research
  • Epidemiology of Parasitic Fauna of Domestic Animals of Tehsil Toba Tek Singh funded by Endowment Fund, University of Agriculture Faisalabad
  • Screening of Some Indigenous Plants for Anthelmentic Activity with Particular Reference to their Condensed Tannin Content funded by University of Agriculture Faisalabad under Promotion of Research

Research Projects in Progress:


Title

Construction of Mobile Dip and Demonstration and Dissemination of its use for Tick Control

Sponsored by

Endowment fund, UAF

Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Zafar Iqbal

Title

Documentation of Ethnoveterinary Medicinal Practices and Scientific Validation of Some Traditionally Used Ethnobotanicals for Their Anthelmintic Activity

Sponsored by

Higher Education Commission, Pakistan

Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Zafar Iqbal

Princiupal Investigator “Evaluation of sugar cane polysacchrides and glycoproteins as biological response modifiers and their therapeutic effects on Eimeria infection in chickens” funded by funded by Pakistan Science Foundation, Islamabad (December 2009 todate).