The book covers the topics like bio-security and SPS measures, import and export regulatory measures, international regulations for trade of goat meat and their products, bio-containment and quality standards for diagnostics and vaccines, national and international approaches on prevention and control of transboundary diseases, harmonization of regulatory requirements for veterinary biologicals and diagnostics, advances in bacterial and viral vaccines, molecular approches for the diagnosis of infectious diseases, control of gastrointestinal infection, coccidiosis and mycotic diseases, quality control of meat and their products in relation to consumer safety, nutritional diseases associated with macro and micro nutrients, genetics of disease resistance, infectious agents transmitted through semen and embryo, quality control of herbal drugs for organic husbandry and containments of important emerging and endemic diseases such as PPR, Johne's disease, Capri pox, Blue tongue etc.
Dr. V.S. Vihan is currently Pricipal Scientist and Head, Animal Health Division at Central Institute for Research on Goats, Makhdoom, Mathura (U.P.). He has over 35 years of research experience in the field of diseases of Small Ruminant. He is the pioneer worker who has long experience working in the field of goat and sheep diseases in country. His work on metabolic disorders, development of vaccine and control of neonatal mortality caused due to E.coli infection, development of diagnostic test of sub-clinidcal caprine mastitis and Herbal drug development are accredited to his accomplishment. His research work has been cited in number of text books of Veterinary Medicine and Goat Medicine. Dr. Vihan has undergone advanced training in the field of Animal Health Research at National Institute of Animal Health Tsukuba, Japan and All-Russian Research Institute for Veterinary Virology and Microbiology, Pokrov, Russia. He has published more than 150 research papers in National and International Journals. Besides that, he has published 3 books, 30 popular articles, 25 research bulletins, 110 papers presented in National and International Seminars, Symposiums. He has recipients of many awards Viz. D.C. Blood Gold Medal award for outstanding research in Veterinary Medicine. He is member of many scientific societies of India and also was the member of Editorial Board of International Journal of goat association Small Ruminant Research.
Dr. Ashok Kumar is a Senior Scientist (Veterinary Medicine), Animal Health Division, CIRG Makhdoom, Mathura (U.P.). He has 17 years of research and Academic Experience in the field of Veterinary Medicine. He has extensively worked on clinical diagnosis, rumen dysfunction and development of herbal drugs for prevention of various diseases of small ruminants. He has contributed significantly in development of a novel ectoparasiticidal drug ‘ALQUIT’, which is recently marketed . Dr. Ashok Kumar has special interest in exploring the possibility to use various plants to develop cheap formulation for therapeutic use in small ruminants. He has published more than 100 research papers in different national and international journals. He has guided 9 M.V.Sc. / M.Sc. students in the field of Veterinary medicine. He has obtained the membership of various scientific societies of India.