Animal Biotechnology: Vaccines and Diagnostics-Markets and Investment Opportunities

by Dhinakar Raj, G, S Thilagar, S R Rao

ISBN: 9789386615411
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Imprint : Daya Publishing House
Year : 2018
Price : Rs. 8995.00
Biblio : xv+238p., col.figs., tabls., 25 cm

Author Profile

G. Dhinakar Raj is the Project Director of TRPVB and Professor of Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai, with extensive experience in the field of veterinary diagnostics and vaccines. He has more than 26 years of academic and research experience. He has 190 publications to his credit and has developed and commercialized several technologies for field use. S.R. Rao, Ph. D is Advisor, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology; Government of India. He served in various positions in department since 1989. Currently, his main responsibility is regulation of genetically engineering products including biosafety and biosecurity. He also specializes in core and cross-sectoral policy issues of Biotechnology policy, development, regulation, safety, public private partnership, international relations and biotech R&D Innovation and Development, and public concerns and consensus building. S. Thilagar is presently the Vice-Chancellor of the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai. He is a renowned small animal surgeon and clinician in this country. He has international work experience as visiting Professor in University Putra Malaysia (2003–2008). He also served as Dean, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research (Formerly Rajiv Gandhi College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences), Puducherry 2011–2014) and Controller of Examinations at TANUVAS (2010 – 2011). He has published more than 100 research articles both in national and international journals and authored 4 books.

About The Book

The animal sector in India is poised for a giant leap through technology innovations. This sector also offers a ‘virgin’ hitherto untapped market for investment opportunities. This treatise is a preliminary but a pioneering attempt towards analyzing the landscape of the veterinary vaccines and diagnostics industry in India. The farm animal, pet and poultry industry form the core of this segment with pigs, cats and equines forming the minor segment. All these sectors work on different ecologies. The livestock and poultry health sector grow as a result of adherence to food safety, disease prevention and productivity improvement principles whereas the companion animal health sectors grows due to affordability and emotional bonding with the owner. With biotechnology traversing all realms of this sector, new generation vaccines and point-of-care diagnostics are poised for active permeation throughout this sector. With the threat of emerging, reemerging and zoonotic diseases looming large, the preparedness to handle them has never been felt this important ever before. In addition to vaccines and diagnostics, information on other related areas such as regulations, biosafety, animal quarantine, economic impact of diseases etc. have also been compiled. All these areas complement the animal industry in this country. This book would be helpful not only to industry but also for the upcoming entrepreneurs, researchers and students who are looking for business opportunities. This book is a must for all scientists in this field and also to those interested in the fields of immunology, biotechnology and vaccine development. This would be a fine addition to a library in all veterinary colleges and other universities.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations v Foreword xi Preface xiii 1. Veterinary Biologicals Market 1 2. Critical Analysis of Landscape 11 3. Government Initiatives and Programs 23 4. Market Requirement for Veterinary Biologicals 39 5. Economic Impact of Diseases 83 6. Vaccines 89 7. Diagnosis of Animal Diseases: Understanding Challenges and Limitations 115 8. Regulations for Veterinary Biologicals 135 9. Biosafety 169 10. Disease Reporting System 191 11. Disaster Management 205 12. Wild Animal Diseases 211 13. Bull Semen Testing 217 14. Animal Quarantine in India 221 Glossary 231 Index 235