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Sonjoy Kumar Borthakur

Sonjoy Kumar Borthakur

PhD

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December 2015 - present
College of Veterinary Sciences & AH, CAU, Selesih, Aizawl, Mizoram, India
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (47)
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Surra, a haemoprotozoan parasitic disease even in subclinical form poses a challenge in terms of diagnosis and management to animal health practitioners and policy makers as well; eventually imparting financial loss to the livestock holders. A systematic study was designed to assess the seroprevalence of surra in cattle and associated climatic risk...
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The increasing emergence of wildlife diseases with the possibility to ecological threats as well as domestic animals and human health has prompted the importance of understanding disease dynamics and associated risks in biological conservation. The present study was undertaken from North Eastern part of India from January, 2017 to March, 2018 to id...
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The present study reports the prevalence of ecto-and endo-parasites in small wild ruminants from various NE region of India. A total of 565 wild small ruminants in captivity were examined between April 2018 to March 2019 without causing harm to them. Faecal samples were examined microscopically for detection of different Gastrointestinal (GI) paras...
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The prevalence of endoparasitic infections of birds in different zoological gardens in North-Eastern region of India was investigated from February 2018 to January 2019. Coprological examination included 1,275 faecal samples from 10 different species of captive birds in six zoo gardens. The prevalence of blood parasites was also carried out by exam...
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Information pertaining to parasitic fauna and parasitic diseases in Manipuri ponies in India is not available. Moreover, no systematic studies have been undertaken on cutaneous habronemosis in Manipuri ponies which is a common skin problem of Manipuri ponies as reported by pony owners. Keeping in the view of the importance of parasitic infections i...
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The increasing emergence of parasitic diseases with the possibility of ecological threats as well as domestic animals and human health has influence on the importance of understanding disease dynamics and associated risks in biological conservation. The present study was undertaken from North-Eastern part of India from January 2017 to December 2018...
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Aims Canine demodicosis is a parasitic condition affecting the skin of dogs. The present study was designed to characterize chitin synthase gene of Demodex canis. The molecular technique was used for better understanding of this gene. Methods A total of 75 dogs which are reared as pets with or without showing any skin lesions were examined during...
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Background Spirocerca lupi is a parasitic nematode of canids that can lead to a severe and potentially fatal disease. Recently, a new species, Spirocerca vulpis, was described from red foxes in Europe, suggesting a high genetic diversity of the Spirocerca spp. infecting canids. The genetic variation and phylogenetic relationships of S. lupi collect...
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The increasing emergence of wildlife diseases with the possibility of ecological threats as well as domestic animals and human health has prompted the importance of understanding disease dynamics and associated risks in biological conservation. The present study was undertaken from the North Eastern part of India from July 2017 to June 2018 to iden...
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The increasing emergence of wildlife diseases with the possibility of ecological threats as well as domestic animals and human health has prompted the importance of understanding disease dynamics and associated risks in biological conservation. The present study was undertaken from the North Eastern part of India from July 2017 to June 2018 to iden...
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In order to detect the prevalence of tick-borne pathogens in dogs, a total of 525 dog blood samples were examined by peripheral blood examination during different seasons. The survey was carried out from July, 2017 to June, 2018 in different parts of North-Eastern (NE) regions of India. Dogs were also closely inspected on their body surface for pre...
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An epidemiological study was conducted along with molecular detection of Cryptosporidium in cattle and human from Aizawl district of Mizoram, India. A total of 200 samples (100 each of cattle faeces and human stool) were collected randomly for detection of Cryptosporidium ocysts by mZN staining after concentration of ocysts by Sheather’s sucrose fl...
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The present study was conducted to determine the prevalence of haemoprotozoa in cattle of Mizoram from April 2017 to March 2018. The prevalence was studied in relation to age, sex breed of animals and seasonal changes in a year. Random blood samples were collected from both organized farms and unorganized cattle farms. A total of 1,153 cattle were...
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Oestrus ovis, the sheep 'nasal bot fly', somewhat looks like a honey bee, has a rudimentary mouth parts and do not feed. The larva of the sheep nasal fly is responsible for causing a condition in sheep and goat called nasal myiasis, oestriosis or 'false gid'. The disease occurs when adult fly deposit first larvae (L1) into the nostrils of its host....
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The present study was conducted to determine the prevalence of haemoprotozoa in goat population of West Bengal from April 2017 to March 2018. The prevalence was studied in relation to age, sex breed of animals and seasonal changes in a year. Random blood samples were collected from both organized farms and unorganized goat farms. A total of 1053 go...
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The present study was conducted to determine the prevalence of hard tick infestations in cattle of Mizoram from April 2017 to March 2018. The prevalence of hard tick infestations was studied in relation to sex and age of animals and seasonal changes in a year. Cattle of selected places were examined carefully for the presence of ticks and in positi...
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The role of obligate endosymbiont Wolbachia in the pathogenesis and immune response to dog heartworm disease is well documented. In the present study, we explored some of the molecular characterization and phylogenetic study of endosymbiont-Wolbachia of canine heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) from Northeastern state of India. Understanding the role...
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Objective: To record the prevalence of parasitic fauna of snakes from different parts of Mizoram, India. Methods: Collected fecal samples of different snakes were examined by sedimentation and floatation techniques. Similarly, blood samples were examined for presence of any haemoprotozoa following Giemsa staining technique. Ectoparasites were ident...
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Objective: To describe the morphological and molecular characterization of a newly isolated Gordius spp from of the north eastern states of India. Materials and methods: The gross identification of the parasite was done on light microscopy (LM) and Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) study. For molecular identification a partial sequence of ITS2 reg...
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Spirocerca lupi is a parasitic nematode and the etiological agent of spirocercosis, a life-threatening and carcinogenic disease of dogs. The aims of this study were to characterize the ITS-1 loci of S. lupi and to investigate the sequence variability within this species using adults collected from five different geographical locations. These loci s...
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To evaluate the role of IL-13 gene in Garole/Sahabadi sheep against resistant/susceptibility to Haemonchus contortus five Garole sheep (Group I) with consistently showing low egg per gram of faeces (EPG) (≤ 150) and another five Garole sheep (Group II) with high EPG (≥ 500) were selected and fed orally with active H. contortus third stage (L3) larv...
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Nematomorpha, horsehair or sometimes called Gordius worms are endoparasites of insects. Juvenile stages are obligatory parasites. Adults of Gordius worms are free living , found in freshwater sites such as lakes, ponds, streams and rivers. Definite hosts become infected with hair worms when they ingest parasitic larvae during drinking. The mature p...
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Objective: To evaluate the role of interferon gamma (IFN-γ) gene in Haemonchus contortus (H. contortus) resistant in Garole/Sahabadi breed of sheep. Methods: Five Garole sheep (Group I) consistently showing low egg per gram in faeces (≤ 150) and another five Garole sheep(Group II) which had high egg per gram (≥ 500) were challenged with third-stage...
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Background: The North Eastern Region in India is endemic for canine heartworm disease but in clinics accurate diagnosis is some times difficult. The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of occult infections for heartworm disease in canine in two geographical regions of North Eastern India. Methods: A total of 782 numbers of t...
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Objective: To study, the effect of a homoeopathic medicine Crotalus horridus 200C on ehrlichiosis in dogs in an endemic area of Aizawl district of Mizoram state of India. Materials and Methods: To evaluate the efficacy of Crotalus horridus 200C against ehrlichiosis dogs. 12 positive cases confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) were divided i...
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Objective: To ascertain whether immunodominant antigens of Trichuris ovis might share and cross react with host molecule. Methods: Two crude protein preparations from anterior and posterior parts of Trichuris ovis were characterized along with host mucosal antigen by double immunodiffusion, sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis...
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Objective: To access the prevalence of Dirofilaria repens (D. repens) in dogs from Assam, India. Methods: A total of 223 blood samples from local dogs were examined with conventional (wet film and Knott’s concentration technique), serological (ELISA test using Snap4Dx kits) and molecular techniques (targeting internal transcribed spacer-2 region us...
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The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of Dirofilaria immitis in stray, pet, and working dogs (n = 413, 266, and 103, resp.) from Guwahati (Assam) and Aizawl (Mizoram), areas located in two Northeastern States of India. Diagnostic methods applied were microscopy (wet film and Knott's concentration technique), immunological tes...
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To know the prevalence of theileriosis infection, haemato-biochemical alteration and efficacy of Oxytetracycline in combination with Diaminazene aceturate injection against theileriosis in Lushai hill district of Mizoram; fifty five cross bred cattle were screened during July, 2013 to November, 2013. The prevalence of tropical theileriosis was 9.09...
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Aim: Vector-borne infections namely dirofilariosis, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis and lyme borreliosis are being recognized as emerging and/or re-emerging problems in dogs and man due to rapid extension of zoogeographical ranges of many causative agents through international tourism and increase mobility of dogs at national and international level tow...
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This communication records the prevalence of Gnathostoma spinigerum infestation in dogs based on faecal sample examination and dogs examined at slaughter in abattoir from the state of Assam and Mizoram, respectively. Faecal samples of 24 adult, male stray dogs from a rescue centre located at Guwahati, Assam was collected and examined by routine met...
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Available global literature on dog heartworm disease reveals Dirofilaria immitis generally contain an endosymbiont bacterium Wolbachia. The role of Wolbachia in the pathogenesis and immune response to dog heartworm disease has already been established. There is paucity of information on canine heartworm disease in India with no information on Wolba...
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Present communication describes the ultrastructural morphology of a male and female Gnathotstoma spinigerum collected from dog. The structure of head bulb, arrangement of hooklets in head bulb, papilla, pseudolabia, position of amphid and deirid, cuticular spine characteristics and their spatial distribution that are helpful for species identificat...
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The present communication reports a case of Gnathostoma spinigerum induced tumor lesion in a dog in North East India.
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Gastrointestinal helminthes were collected from 27 necropsied stray cats (Felis catus) in Aizawl, Mizoram, India from January 2005 to April, 2009. The examined cats showed mixed helminthic infections, with an overall prevalence of 85.2%. Five nematodes, 2 cestodes and 1 trematode were identified. The most common helminthes were Taenia taeniaeformis...
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Six cases of dirofilariosis (Dirofilaria immitis) in dogs were clinically confirmed on the basis of symptoms, presence of microfilaria in blood followed by detection of antigen of adults heartworm in blood serum using Solo Step® CH kit. Clinically, respiratory distress, increase in heart rate and expanded rib cage were noticed. Haematological study...
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A study was conducted to find out mineral status of forest fodder in Aizawl district of Mizoram. Ten villages of the district were selected during year 2004 to 2005. Fifteen number of different fodders were analyzed for mineral content, viz. Ca, P, Mg, Cu, Fe and Zn. The mean percentage of Ca, P, Mg, Cu, Fe and Zn contents in fodder of Aizawl distr...

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