Dr. Susitha Rajkumar    Senior Scientist (Veterinary Pathology)






                                                                                      Address:  Animal Science

                                                                ICAR - CCARI,               

                                                                Old Goa 403 402

                                                                Email:  susitha.rajkumar@icar.gov.in , susithavet@yahoo.co.in






Academic background:

M.V.Sc - Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 2007

B.V. Sc & A.H- Rajiv Gandhi College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Puducherry, 2005

PhD, ndian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 2015


Research interests and current focus

  • Avian Health

  • Animal Disease Diagnosis and surveillance

Membership in professional societies        

  1.          Indian Meat Science Association

  2.         Association of Avian Health Professionals

  3.         Pondicherry State Veterinary Council

  4.         Veterinary Council of India

  5.         World Poultry Science Association

  6.         Indian Association of Veterinary Microbiologists, Immunologists and Specialists in Infectious Diseases

  7.         Association for Coastal Agricultural Research

Research Publications


  • Susitha, K., Dash, B.B. and Visnuvinayagam, S. Sequence analysis of hexongene of the Indian isolates of EDS-76 virus of chicken and Japanese quails. XXVII Annual conference and National symposium of IPSACON 2010 on “Novel technologies  to  mitigate  climate  change  on  poultry  production”  at  MadrasVeterinary College, Chennai form 16-18, September 2010.

  • Susitha, K.,  Dash,  B.B.,  Singh,  S.D.  and  Rajkumar,  R.S  (2008). Genomicsequences of Duck Adeno virus1 strains. NCBI accession no: EU 109793-109796

  • Susitha,  K.,  Dash,  B.B  and  Singh,  S.D  (2007). Restriction  endonucleaseanalysis  of  the  hexon  genes  of  chicken  and  quail  EDS-76  virus.Proceedings of Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists Conference, SVVU,Thirupathi, Andhra Pradesh.

  • Susitha Rajkumar and Reddy, M.R and Somvanshi, R (2014). Differentiation of field isolates of Mycoplasma gallisepticum from vaccine strains MG ts-11 and MG 6/85. 2nd Annual Conference of Association of Avian Health Professionals held at Pune, India (7th to 8th November 2014, Pune, India)

  • Dash, B.B., Susitha, K and Singh, S.D (2007). Management of EDS-76 virusinfection in  Japanese quail  through vaccination.  Proceedings of  NationalSeminar  on  Recent  Trends in  Immuno Biotechnology Based Biologicals  andtheir Commercialization.GBPUAT, Pantnagar,

  • L. Jeyabal, P. Azhahianambi, K. Susitha, D. D. Ray, P. Chaudhuri, Vanlahmuaka and S. Ghosh (2010).  Efficacy of rHaa86, an Orthologue  of  Bm86,  against  Challenge  Infestations  of  Hyalomma  anatolicum anatolicum. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 57(1-2) 96–102.

  • M. Muthulakshmi, Susitha Rajkumar, R. S. Rajkumar and M. Muthukumar (2012). “Incidence of egg bound syndrome in culled commercial layers". Abstract presented at XXIX Annual Conference & National Symposium of Indian Poultry Science Association (IPSACON), Hyderabad, India from 5-7, December, 2012.

  • Rajkumar, R S., Yadav, A.S and Susitha K (2011). Campylobacter contamination in small scale poultry dressing units of Northern India: PCR amplification of 16s rRNA gene for rapid detection. 16th International Workshop on Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Related Organisms (CHRO 2011)” , Vancouver, BC, Canada (28 Aug to 1 Sept. 2011)


  • Susitha,K.  (2010)  .Parasitic  Diseases:  Implications  and  interventions  inmeat  industry. Winter  school  on  “Requirements  and  developments  inprocessed meat sector for better utilization of meat animal resources” from 07-12-2010 to 16-12-2010 at NRC on Meat, Hyderabad.

  • Rajkumar R S., Susitha K., M Muthulakshmi and P Mooventhan (2012). “Concepts and approaches for maintaining quality in service abattoirs”. Training programme on “Hygienic meat Production” in collaboration with the Local Administration department under NAIP project form 08-10 Feb 2012           

  • Rajkumar R.S, Susitha, K., Girish S Patil and Muthulakshmi, M (2012). Food Safety Concepts and Approaches for Indian Meat Industry. Food Marketing and technology Magazine. 3 (5):32-35

  • R S Rajkumar, Suresh R, Susitha K, Prejit and S Wilfred Ruban (2008). Nanotechnology for Safe Meat Packaging. Processed Food Industry: August, 2008: 32-37

  • Rajkumar, R. S., Kandeepan, G., Prejit and Susitha, K (2006). Applications of Nano-Technology in Poultry Meat Industry: A Vision to 2020; Proceedings of National Seminar on Poultry Research Priorities to 2020 Edited by P.V.K. Sasidhar: 43-48.