Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmed

DVM, M.Sc(Hons), Ph.D. (Turkey)
Associate Professor (Pathology)

Contact details: 03007306928



Ishtiaq Ahmed is working as an associate professor in the section of Pathology, Department of Pathobiology at Jhang Campus of the University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore. He graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) in 2005 and later in 2007 earned a Master of Science in Veterinary Pathology. Ishtiaq was awarded Bronze Medal for securing 3rd position in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree program and merit scholarship during graduation and post-graduation studies at UAF. After completing his master's degree, he joined the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore in 2007 as a Lecturer in the discipline of Pathology. Ishtiaq completed his doctorate in Pathology at the Ondokuz Mayis University Samsun Turkey on a scholarship from The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey.  His doctoral work involved the expression analysis of various growth factors and cell adhesion molecules in soft tissue sarcomas in companion animals. In collaboration with Global Health Pathology Network, USA, Ishtiaq has established a virtual Pathology program for the development of different skills in the field of Veterinary Pathology. He has organized many national and international trainings in Pathology and rendered advisory/extension services. He is also serving as Director of Student’s Affairs at Jhang Campus of UVAS and had previously worked as a resident tutor at UVAS hostels, Associate Director of Student Affairs, and student advisor for Qirat and Naat society and UVAS literary society Qirtas.

Areas of Interest:

  • Pathobiology and epidemiology of tumors in domestic and companion animals
  • Infectious diseases of poultry and livestock in Pakistan


  • Ishtiaq Ahmed, Sarmad Ali, Muhammad Shahid, Aziz ur Rehman, Muhammad Imran Arshad, Muhammad Arfan Zaman and Muhammad Kashif Saleemi, 20221. ANIMAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH SIGNIFICANCE OF CHLAMYDIOSIS, IN; Veterinary Pathobiology and Public Health, Editors; Rao Zahid Abbas and Ahrar Khan, Ed. 1st, PP-270-77, Unique Scientific Publishers, FSD, Pakistan



  1. Z. I. Chaudhry, Jahanzaib, A. Aslam and I. Ahmed, 2008. Prevalence of Trypanosoma
    evansi in camels through polymerase chain reaction and haematocrit centrifugation
    technique in Punjab (Pakistan). Journal of camel practice and research, vol.., 15 (2),
    pp:183-185. Impact factor 0.265
  2. S. Azeem, M. A. Khan, T. Hamid, Z. I. Chaudhry and I. Ahmed, 2010. Squamous cell
    carcinoma of the penis and prepuce with pulmonary metastasis in a horse. Pakistan J.
    Zool., Vol. 42(1), pp. 97-99. Impact Factor 0.145.
  3. Nadeem A, A Aslam, ZI Chaudhary, K Ashraf, K Saeed, N Ahmad, I Ahmed and HU
    Rehman,2011. Indirect fluorescent antibody technique-based prevalence of Surra in
    equines. Pak Vet J, 31(2): 169-170.Impact factor 1.255.
  4. Islam, A., A. Aslam, Z. I. Chaudhry, M. U. D. Ahmed, H. U. Rehman, K. Saeed and I.
    , 2011. Pathology of Mycoplasma gallisepticum in naturally infected broilers and its diagnosis through PCR. Int. J.Agric. Biol., 13:835-837. Impact Factor 0.94
  5. M. Shahid, N. Sabir, I. Ahmed, R. W. Khan, M. Irshad, M. Rizwan and S. Ahmed, 2011.
    Diagnosis of subclinical mastitis in bovine using conventional methods and electronic
    detector. ARPN Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science, Vol. 6(11);18-22.
  6. A.H. Cheema, I. Ahmed, G. Mustafa and A. Aslam, 2012. Peracute infectious canine
    hepatitis. Pakistan Vet. J., 32(2):277-279. Impact Factor 1.365.
  7. M. F. U. D. Ahmad, M. K. Saleemi, M. Z. Khan, A. Khan, F. Muhammad, Z. U. Hassan,
    A. Khatoon, S. A. Bhatti, R. Z. Abbas, I. Ahmed, Z. U. Abidin, 2012. Effects of
    ochratoxin A feeding in white leghorn cockerels on hematological and serum
    biochemical parameters and its amelioration with silymarin and Vitamin E. Pakistan Vet. J.,32(4):520-524. Impact Factor 1.365.
  8. Khan MZ, MR Hameed, T Hussain, A Khan, I Javed, I Ahmad, A Hussain and MK
    Saleemi,2013. Aflatoxin residues in tissues of healthy and sick broiler birds at market age in Pakistan: A one year study. Pak Vet J, 33(4): 423-427. Impact Factor 1.365.
  9. A. A. Nasir, M. Younus, M. U. Rehman, M. Lateef, S. A. Khaliq, I. Ahmad and M.
    Abbas, 2013.Hematological and some biochemical alterations in sheep experimentally
    infected with clostridium perfringens type D infection. The Journal of Animal & Plant
    Sciences, 23(6): 2013, Page: 1553-1558. Impact factor 0.638
  10. M. Ahmad, M. Ashraf, M. S. Khan, A. Z. Durrani, A. Javeed, I. Iltaf, MUR Khan, I.
    , M. Ovais, 2014. Clinical and pathological effects of parentally administered
    chloroform and aqueous extract of Calotropis procera in rabbits. The Journal of Animal & Plant Science, 24(1): 57-62. Impact factor 0.549
  11. Arbab Sikandar, Muhammad Adil, Abdur Rahman Ansari, Amar Nasir, Touseef Ur
    Rehman, Muhammad Raza hameed and Ishtiaq Ahmad, 2014. HISTOLOGICAL
    DIAGNOSING PARATUBERCULOSIS. Bufaalo Bulletin, Vol., 33(4):370-375
  12. Munir T, A Aslam, B Zahid, I Ahmed, MS Imran and M Ijaz, 2015. Potential of
    commonly resident wild birds towards newcastle disease virus transmission. Pak Vet J, 35(1):106-107. Impact Factor 0.82
  13. Handan Hilal ARSLAN, Hatice Özlem NİSBET, Efe KARACA, Birsen Deniz
    ÖZBAKIR, Ishtiaq AHMED, Emre KÜLLÜK, 2017. Intestinal mucinous
    adenocarcinoma with lymph node metastasis in a cat. American Journal of Animal and
    Veterinary Sciences, 3, 12, 8 / 2017, 10.3844/ajavsp.2017.139.142
  14. Naveed Sabir, Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry, Asim Aslam, Khushi Muhammad, Muhammad
    Shahid, Abid Hussain, Shahzad Akbar Khan, Ishtiaq Ahmad, 2017. A study on
    prevalence and molecular characterization of trypanosomal species infecting equines in Lahore region, Pakistan. J Parasit Dis. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12639-017-0972-9.
  15. Rasool A, Khan MU, Ali MA, Anjum AA, Ahmed I, Aslam A, Mustafa G, Masood
    S, Ali MA, Nawaz M, 2017. Anti-avian influenza virus H9N2 activity of aqueous
    extracts of Zingiber officinalis (Ginger) and Allium sativum (Garlic) in chick embryos.
    Pak J Pharm Sci. Jul;30(4):1341-1344. Impact Factor 0.682
  16. Mustafa Yavuz Gülbahar, Efe Karaca, Alper Çiftci, Sinem İnal, Ishtiaq Ahmed, Nandhakumar Balakrishnan ,Edward Bealmear Breitschwerdt, 2019. Pyogranulomatous myocarditis and diaphragmatic myositis associated with Bartonella henselae in a cat from Turkey. Ankara Üniv Vet Fak Derg, 66, 103-107. Impact Factor 0.224
  17. Irshad I, Aslam A, Tipu MY, Ashraf K, Irshad A, Rehmani SF, Ahmed I, Rao S, Bibi T, Mustafa G, 2019. Pathogenesis and tissue tropism of Newcastle disease virus and avian influenza virus (H9N2) in single and mixed infections. J Biol Regul Homeost Agents, 33(3):929-933. Impact factor 1.558
  18. Yonca B. KABAK, Mahmut SOZMEN, Alparslan K. DEVRIM, Mert SUDAGIDAN, Funda YILDIRIM, Tolga GUVENC, Murat YARIM, M. Yavuz GULBAHAR, Ishtiaq AHMED, Efe KARACA, Sinem INAL, 2020. Expression levels of angiogenic growth factors in feline squamous cell carcinoma. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, 68(1):37-48. Impact factor 0.991
  19. Ahmed I and Sozmen M, 2020. Proliferating cell nuclear antigen expression in canine and feline spontaneous and injection-site fibrosarcomas. Pak Vet J. 40 (4): 531-533. http://dx.doi.org/10.29261/pakvetj/2020.019, Impact Factor 1.175
  20. Ahmed I and Sozmen M, 2021. Expression of PDGF-A, PDGFRA, integrin subunit alpha V and selectin E is increased in canine cutaneous fibrosarcomas. Biotechnic and Histochemistry, 96(7): 546-554. https://doi.org/10.1080/10520295.2020.1832256, Impact Factor 1.718
  21. Ishtiaq Ahmed, Mahmut Sozmen, 2021. Expression of platelet derived growth factor a, its receptor, and integrin subunit alpha v in feline injection-site sarcomas. Acta Veterinaria-Beograd 2021, 71 (1): 13-31. Impact Factor 0.693
  22. Firdevs BİNLİ , Serhan AY , Gülşah SARAL , Sebati Sinan ÜRKMEZ , Efe KARACA , Ishtiaq AHMED , Murat FINDIK. Ovarian Metastatic Transmissible Venereal Tumour in a Dog – a case report and review. Animal Health Production and Hygiene , 10 (1) , 27-32.
  1. Abdul Jabbar, Ishtiaq Ahmed, Asim Aslam, Aftab A. Anjum, Ammar Ghani, Muhammad Y. Tipu, Arbab Sikandar,. Pathological Investigation of Female Genitalia, Uterine Bacterial Profiling and In-Vitro Antibiotic Sensitivity in Buffaloes Slaughtered at Lahore Abbatoir. International Buffalo Conference, 18-19 February, 2019, Lahore.
    ALTINKILINC. The role of VEGF-C in the development of feline squamous cell
    , 9 / 2017, Lausanne, Switzerland
  3. Ishtiaq Ahmed, Yonca B. Kabak, Kamil Serdar Inal, Efe Karaca, Deniz B. Ozbakir,
    Mahmut Sozmen. Peripheral type keratinizing ameloblastoma in a cat. Page No. 122.
    VIII. Ulusal Veteriner Patoloji Kongresi, 1-3 September 2016, Samsun, Turkey
  4. Sinem Beyazkilinc, Murat Yarim, Ahmet Ozak, Kamil Serdar Inal, Ishtiaq Ahmed, M.
    Yavuz Gulbahar. Oro-nasal squamous cell carcinoma in a five-month-old dog. Page
    No. 124. VIII. Ulusal Veteriner Patoloji Kongresi, 1-3 September 2016, Samsun, Turkey
  5. Fidevs ÖNYAY, Sinan URKMEZ, Gülşah SARAL, Efe KARACA, Istihaq
    ,Serhan Serhat AY, Murat FINDIK. Ovarian metastasis of transmissible
    venereal tumor in a dog.
    8th International Symposium on Canine and Feline
    Reproduction with XIX EVSSAR Congress, 6 / 2016, Maisons-Alfort, France
  6. A. Hussain, M. Zargham Khan, A. Khan, M. K. Saleemi, M. R. Hameed, Z. Ul Hassan, I
    javed, T. Hussain, I. Ahmad. Ochratoxin A (OTA) residues in tissues of commercial
    broilers in Pakistan.
    The world mycotoxin forum-6h conference, 8-10 November 2010,
    The Netherlands.



Research Grants:

  1. Prevalence of Chlamydia abortus, Coxiella burnetii and Associated Fetoplacental Pathology in Small Ruminants in District Jhang Punjab Pakistan, 12000/USD, IFS, Sweden.
  2. Molecular epidemiology, genotyping and pathology of public health concern Chlamydia psittaci in birds, 3.961 Million/PKR , HEC, Pakistan

Trainings/workshops/conferences Organized

  • Secretary Organizing, National Hands-on training workshop on necropsy practice, 23-24 April, 2018, City Campus, UVAS.
  • Member Abstract review committee, International Poultry Science Conference, held at expo center, Lahore,  September, 2018.
  • Secretary Organizing, International Workshop on Pathology of Avian Diseases in collaboration with CL DAVIS & SW THOMPSON FOUNDATION, USA, November , 13-15 November, 2018 at UVAS, Lahore.
  • Member Registration Committee International Buffalo Congress,18-19 February , 2019 held at PC Hotel Lahore.
  • Secretary organizing Two days’ workshop on disease diagnosis through Necropsy at 24-25 April, 2019, CVAS Jhang
  • Secretary Organizing, 2nd International Workshop on Basic Mechanisms of Diseases and Poultry Pathology in collaboration with GHPN of CL DAVIS & SW THOMPSON FOUNDATION, USA, March, 2-4,2020 at UVAS, Lahore
  • Virtual One Health Conference, Member organizing committee, 25-26th November, 2020, CVAS, Jhang.
  • Organizer, Seminar on “Vaccine Failure in Poultry” Dr. Muhammad Umar, Vety Care Ltd. At CVAS, Jhang, 15 February 2022.
  • Organizer, online seminar, An overview of Clostridial Diseases’ by Prof. Francisco Uzal, UC, DAVIS, USA, Feb 2-2022
  • Organizer, One day workshop on Disease insight through necropsy examination’ at CVAS Jhang, 22-December, 2021
  • Organizer, Virtual seminar on “Using Knowledge of Pathology for Diagnosis of Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases” Dr. Sawang Kesdangsakonwut, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. 9 March 2022.
  • Organizer International Workshop on Ruminant Diseases including Wild Ruminants, in collaboration with GHPN, Davis-Thompson Foundation, USA, 21-23 March, 2022, UVAS, Lahore.

Trainings/workshops/conferences attended

  • Workshop on Necropsy Practice and its vetrolegal implementation in animals, 25-30 june, 2007 at University of veterinary & Animal Sciences (UVAS), Lahore.
  • National Conference on Prion diseases: A threat to livestock and humans in Pakistan 20 May, 2008, UVAS, Lahore.
  • Member organizing committee of 6th Asian Buffalo congress, 27-29 October, 2009. UVAS, Lahore
  • National Workshop on Animal forensics: DNA fingerprinting 21-22 September, 2010 at UVAS, Lahore
  • Member organizing committee of National Biotechnology Exhibition and seminar 20-21 October 2010 at UVAS, Lahore.
  • Workshop on Research Methodologies using statistical techniques in biological sciences, 3-8 January, 2011, UVAS, Lahore.
  • International confercne on Latest techniques for conservation of animal genetic resources in Pakistan (14-15 september, 2011) at UVAS, Lahore.
  • National Necropsy workshop, 19-24 September, 2011 at UVAS, Lahore.
  • Molecular diagnosis of animal Pathogens, 2011. NIBGE
  • International conference of Toxicology, 26-27 January, 2012 at UVAS, Lahore.
  • 8th National Veterinary Pathology Congress, 2016, Samsun Turkey
  • International Poultry Science Conference, September 2018 Expo center Lahore.
  • Mapping of DVM curriculum for OIE compliance and integrated learning interventions, 7-11 May, 2018, UVAS, Lahore
  • International Buffalo Congress, 18-20 February 2019, Lahore
  • Sharing Pakistani experiences in developing and implementing good clinical laboratory practices for humans and animal health: a virtual workshop, 14 to 18 June, 2021. Organized by US academy of sciences and NIH Pakistan.
  •  Pathobiology and molecular epidemiology of chicken infectious anemia and infectious bronchitis in commercial poultry and immunopathogenesis of IB variants, 29 June, 2021, University of agriculture, Faisalabad.