The Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology was established during the year 1972, with the inception of the Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in the Marathwada Agricultural University at Parbhani. Dr. P. N. Karalgikar was the founder Head of the Department. He was succeeded by Dr. K.R. Wagh, who continued till October 1993. Dr. Wagh, Dr. Vani Prasad Vadlamudi took the charge as Professor & Head of the Department from November, 1993 and continued till 2002. Then Dr. M.I. Qureshi has handed over the charge of Professor & University Head, Department of Veterinary Pharmacology till 31st Dec 2009. Subsequently the charge has been transferred to Dr. S.R. Rajurkar (01/01/2010 to 01/02/2012). Dr. P. R. More taken over the charge of Professor & Head, Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology on dated 02/02/2012 and after his superannuation, Dr. S. R. Rajurkar has again took the charge as Professor, Dept. of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology.


  1. Recipient of award of Dr Madrewar award on research on alternative medicine to the post graduate student of the department
  2. Recipient of University Gold medal for the ranking 1st in discipline of Vet Pharmacology & Toxicology.

Ongoing Projects

Sr. No. Title  Name of PI Amount (Rs) Funding Agency Duration
1Documentary on medicinal plant Dr. S. R. Rajurkar 1,00,000/- Medicinal Plant Board Ongoing, recently accepted
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Facilities available

  1. Toxicology facility
  2. Herbal efficacy testing
  3. Pharmacological models
  4. Lab. Animal facility (CPCSEA approved)

Services provided

Sr. No. Nature of service Sample required Duration of test Approved Cost
1 PG/PhD Research Projects
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  2. Short term training programmes offered:One day Workshop for farmers 108 farmers 

Dr. S. R. Rajurkar

M.V.Sc. , Ph.D.


Dr. G. D. Ranvir

M.V.Sc. , Ph.D.


Dr. D. P. Patil


MILAN-2018 was organized at College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Parbhani on June 2, 2018. Dr. N.D. Jadhav, Asst. Professor of Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology was an Organizing Secretary of this MILAN-2018.

The function was collaborative efforts between Veterinary college i.e. COVAS, Parbhani and premier research institute in Veterinary Sciences i.e. National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, Hyderabad (Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi). 

Future Plans

  1. Pharmacological Screening of herbal compound  
  2. Toxicological evaluation of herbs and other toxicants Use of nanotechnology in drug delivery system

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