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sandfly survey in nainital and almora districts of uttaranchal with particular reference to phlebotomus argentipes, vector of kala-azar.kala-azar continues to pose a major public health problem in bihar, west bengal and parts of eastern uttar pradesh in india causing great deal of morbidity and mortality. during 1998, several kala-azar cases from sub-himalayan region were treated in delhi hospitals. and a suspected focus of kala-azar was subsequently reported from this area. therefore a preliminary sandfly survey was carried out during october, 1999 in 18 randomly selected villages at different altitudes in nainital & almora dis ...200111898464
Sequence and phylogenetic analyses of an Indian isolate of orf virus from sheep.The authors describe the isolation and identification of orf virus (ORFV) from an outbreak in a flock of sheep at Mukteswar, Uttarakhand, India, in 2009. The causative agent, ORFV was successfully isolated in primary lamb testes cells and identified using a semi-nested diagnostic polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and sequence and phylogenetic analyses of immunogenic envelope protein (B2L) coding gene. The affected animals showed characteristic proliferative skin lesions around the mouth and on nos ...201121947970
crop damage and livestock depredation by wildlife: a case study from nanda devi biosphere reserve, india.the success of conserving biological resources in any biosphere reserve or protected area depends on the extent of support and positive attitudes and perceptions of local people have towards such establishments. ignoring the dependence of the local people for their subsistence needs on resources of such areas leads to conflicts between protected area managers and the local inhabitants. crop yield losses and livestock depredation were serious problems observed in most buffer zone villages of nand ...200212448409
ethnoveterinary uses of medicinal plants among traditional herbal healers in alaknanda catchment of uttarakhand, india.the people of far-flung rural areas still depend to a large extent upon plants and household remedies for curing veterinary ailments. the folk knowledge of ethnoveterinary medicine and its significance has been identified by the traditional communities through a process of experience over hundreds of years. the paper deals with 34 ailments commonly found in nine different categories of livestock/animals (i e. buffalo, cow, oxen, sheep, goat, horse, mule, dog and cat) and their treatment with 73 ...201021461146
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