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Balbir Bagicha Singh Dhaliwal Adjunct Professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology

School of Public Health and Zoonoses, GADVASU, India

Research Area(s)

  • Foodborne and zoonotic parasitology

Academic Credentials

  • BVSc & AH (Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry), Punjab Agricultural University, India
  • MVSc (Veterinary Public Health), Punjab Agricultural University, India
  • PhD (Veterinary Public Health), Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, India

Dr. BBS Dhaliwal is an Assistant Professor at School of Public Health & Zoonoses, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, India and an Adjunct Professor in Department of Veterinary Microbiology at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Research Interests

  • Food Borne and Zoonotic Parasitology
  • Animal Health Economics
  • Epidemiology of Zoonotic Diseases
  • He participated as Visiting Scientist at Centre for Food Borne & Animal Parasitology, OIE Reference Lab (Trichinella) & Collaborating Centre (Food Borne & Zoonotic Parasites), Canadian Food Inspection Agency Saskatoon Lab, Saskatoon (Canada).


Gajadhar AA, Lalonde LF, Al-Adhami B, Singh BB and Lobanov V (2015) Chapter 6- Foodborne apicomplexan protozoa: Coccidia: In: Foodborne parasites in food supply web- occurrence and control (Ed. Gajadhar AA). Published by WoodHead Publishing, London, pp. 101-147. Book Chapter

Ghatak S and Singh BB (2015) Veterinary Public Health in India: Current status and future needs. Revue scientifique et technique Office International des Epizooties 34 (3), In Press.

Singh BB, Dhand NK and Gill JPS (2015) Economic losses occurring due to brucellosis in Indian livestock populations. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 119: 211-215.

Singh BB and Gajadhar AA (2014) Role of India’s wildlife in the emergence and re-emergence of zoonotic pathogens, risk factors and public health implications. Acta Tropica, 138, 67-77.

Singh BB, Dhand NK, Ghatak S and Gill JPS (2014) Economic losses due to cystic echinococcosis in India: need for urgent action to control the disease. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 113 (1): 1-12.

Sharma R, Singh BB and Gill JPS (2014) Zoonoses – Diseases transmissible between animals and man (in regional language Punjabi), Published by Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, India. Book.

Singh BB and Juyal PD (2013) Parasitic Zoonoses.  Published by Springer Pvt. Ltd. pp. 1-135. Book.

Sharma M, Fomda BA, Mazta S, Sehgal R, Singh BB and Malla N (2013) Genetic diversity and population genetic structure analysis of Echinococcus granulosus sensu stricto complex based on mitochondrial DNA signature. PloS one 8 (12), e82904.

Singh BB, Singh G, Sharma R, Sharma JK, Aulakh RS and Gill JPS (2013) Human hydatidosis: an under discussed occupational zoonosis in India. Helminthologia 50 (2): 87 - 90.

Singh BB, Ghatak S, Banga HS, Gill JPS and Singh B (2013) Veterinary Urban Hygiene: a challenge for India. Revue scientifique et technique Office International des Epizooties 32 (3), 645-656.

Singh BB, Sharma JK, Ghatak S, Sharma R, Bal MS, Tuli A and Gill JPS  (2012) Molecular epidemiology of echinococcosis from food producing animals in north India. Veterinary Parasitology 186: 503-506.

Singh BB, Sharma R, Gill JPS, Aulakh RS and Banga HS (2011) Climate change, Zoonoses and India. Revue scientifique et technique Office International des Epizooties 30 (3), 779-788.

Singh BB, Sharma R, Sharma JK and Juyal PD (2010) Parasitic Zoonoses in India: An overview. Revue scientifique et technique Office International des Epizooties. 29 (3): 629-637.

Kumar H, Singh BB, Bal MS, Kaur K, Singh R, Sidhu PK and Sandhu KS (2007) Pathological and epidemiological investigations into listerial encephalitis in sheep. Small Ruminant Research 71(1-3): 293-297.

Singh BB, Sharma R, Kumar H, Banga HS, Aulakh RS, Gill JPS and Sharma JK (2006). Prevalence of Cryptosporidium parvum infection in Punjab (India) and its association with diarrhea in neonatal dairy calves. Veterinary Parasitology 140 (1-2): 162-165.

Dhand NK, Gumber S, Singh BB , Aradhana , Bal MS , Kumar H, Sharma DR, Singh J  and Sandhu KS (2005) A study on the epidemiology of brucellosis in Punjab (India) using Survey Toolbox. Revue scientifique et technique Office International des Epizooties 24 (3): 879-885.