Ludhiana 26 November 2020-The team of investigators at Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), led by Dr. Yashpal Singh Malik, has made a ground-breaking invention on bovine rotavirus diagnosis which has been recognised by the Indian Government by protecting it through patent. Dr. Malik is currently serving as Dean, College of Animal Biotechnology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana.

This research work was initiated under the leadership of Dr. Malik at Indian Veterinary Research Institute, UP with an aim to come up with an effective diagnostics against rotavirus infection in bovines. The team has identified certain synthetic multiple antigenic peptides that can be used to detect the rotavirus infection which causes diarrhoea in new-born and young calves. It is economically important disease and has been reported worldwide. Timely diagnosis of this infectious disease can help prevent it and save farmers from further economic losses. Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor, GADVASU has congratulated Dr. Malik for his immense contribution in this exemplary research work and has informed that he expects that the able leadership of Dr. Malik will enable the College of Animal Biotechnology to do farmer-oriented translational research work.