The parasitology section is involved in routine examination of different types of internal and external Parasites of animals and birds, besides these, the parasitology section is also involved in the investigations of adverse effect on domesticated animals and poultry health and production. For the investigation and diagnosis of parasites, fecal samples, blood samples and skin scrapings samples are collected and examined by adopting standard veterinary laboratory protocols.
As a routine examination or diagnosis of parasites, direct smear method, Sedimentation method and the floatation methods are commonly used as per the guidelines for detection of parasites. These methods are adopted for both of the quantitative and qualitative detection of parasites. The quantitative method is performed by Mc Master's slide for the detection of numbers of eggs, of the gastrointestinal parasites in a gram of faces.
The main objectives of Parasitological section is to, provide day to day diagnostic service to the farmers who come to this Laboratory with samples for parasitic diagnosis. Likewise, investigations in different parts of country are also conducted by CVL as a regular program.