National coccidia alert network was started in 2010, January 7-9, released by Prof. Fiona Tomley, Institute of Animal Health, Compton and Dr. Thangaraju, Vice Chancellor, TANUVAS, Chennai at the International Workshop on "Research in Chicken Coccidiosis – An Update and Initiation of cocci alert network. This website aims to give the basic information on coccidiosis, the preventive measures, treatment and other vaccination method to overcome the coccidiosis problem in the field level. This site being updated with the inputs from the global researchers as well as from the leading industrialists. The website was partially funded by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India and Biological and Biotechnological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), U.K.

VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY
The Department of Veterinary Parasitology was formed as a separate unit in 1929. In the year 1947, a Post-Graduate Diploma was started in Veterinary Parasitology. The M.V.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes were started during 1958 and 1960 respectively. The thrust area of research includes development of vaccine against Haemonchus contortus, Mecistocirrus digitatus, Fasciola gigantica Avian Eimeria and Ixodid ticks of livestock. Currently, the department has four international schemes funded by Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), one scheme funded by Indian Council Agricultural Research (ICAR) and one university plan scheme functioning under it.