Dr. Chethan Kumar H.B    Scientist (Veterinary Public Health)


                                                                                Address: Animal Science Section,

                                                                ICAR - CCARI,               

                                                                Old Goa 403 402

                                                                Phone: 0832-2284678 Ext. 311

                                                                Fax: 0832-2285649

                                                                Email: Chethan.Kumar@icar.gov.in



Academic background:

PhD (Veterinary Public Health), ICAR - Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly, 2019

M.V.Sc. (Veterinary Public Health), Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur, 2011.

B.V.Sc & A.H, Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, 2008.


Research interests and current focus

  1. Zoonoses and food safety

  2. Environmental hygiene

Membership in professional societies

Life member of Indian Association of Veterinary Public Health Specialists (IAVPHS)


Awards and honours

  1.  Best poster presentation award (1st Place) in XII annual conference of Indian Association of Veterinary Public Health Specialists held during February 2014, at College of Veterinary Science, Khanapara, Guwahati

  2. Best poster presentation award: Dhanze, H, Bhilegaonkar, K.N, Singh, P, Suman Kumar, M., Chethan H.B and Kumar, A Development of lateral flow assay for the serodiagnosis of Japanese encephalitis in swine In XIV annual conference of IAVPHS, 21-22 November, 2016 Udaipur.

  3. Best poster presentation award: Shome, R, Suresh, K.P., Krithiga, N., Padmashree, B.S., reshma, K.M., Aradhya, Y., Kumar, C, Ranjitha, S., Shome, B.R. and Rahman, H.  Human brucellosis:  A study on seroprevalence and potential risk factors among the occupational high risk groups Brucellosis 2016 : International Research Conference November 17-19, 2016, New Delhi


Research Publications


  • Chethan Kumar, H.B, Zende, R.J., Karabasanavar, N.S., Vaidya, V.M., Bhandare, S.G., Shilpa, V.T., Paturkar, A.M. (2015). Studies on Prevalence of Trichinellosis in Pigs and Wild Animals. Journal of Veterinary Public Health. 13(1): 15-18.

  • S.A. Sajjan, A.M. Paturkar, R.J. Zende, V.M. Vaidya and H.B.Chethan Kumar (2015). Prevalence of Hydatidosis in Domestic Pigs and Elucidation of its Economic Impact on Pork Production. Indian Veterinary Journal. 92 (2): 15 – 18.

  • Chethan Kumar, H.B. Himani Dhanze, Kiran Narayan Bhilegaonkar, Ashok Kumar (2017). Trichinellosis: An Under Recognised Zoonoses in India. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences. 87(4): 412-417.

  • Chethan Kumar H.B, N. S. Karabasanavar, S. G. Bhandare, R.J. Zende and A.M. Paturkar (2012). Contamination of Community Soil with Ova of Toxocara species in Mumbai City. Journal of Veterinary Public Health. 10(1): 57-58.

  • H.B. Chethan Kumar, K.M. Lokesha, C.B. Madhavaprasad, V.T. Shilpa, N.S. Karabasanavar, A. Kumar. (2013). Occupational Zoonoses in Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians in India. Veterinary World. 6(9): 605-613.

  • Chethan Kumar, H.B, K.M. Lokesha, S.A. Sajjan, R. J. Zende (2014). Detection of coliforms in milk by conventional and rapid techniques. Indian Veterinary Journal. 91:29.

  •  H. Dhanze, K. N. Bhilegaonkar, G. V. P. P. S. Ravi Kumar, P. Thomas, H. B. Chethan Kumar, M. Suman Kumar, S. Rawat, P. Kerketta, D. B. Rawool, A. Kumar (2015). Comparative evaluation of nucleic acid-based assays for detection of Japanese encephalitis virus in swine blood samples. Archives of Virology. DOI 10.1007/s00705-015-2385-3