Ehrlichiosis in a Labrador Dog: A case study
Sheikh Tajamul Islam, Mohd Younis Ganaei, Anand Kumar Singh, Tania Gupta, Satuti Sharma and Sabahu Noor
The present study was conducted at Sanjay Gandhi animal care centre (SGACC) Rajouri Garden, New Delhi, India. Ehrlichiosis is an important and clinically significant tick borne disease transmitted by Rhipicephalus sanguineus (R. sanguineus), caused by intracellular gram negative bacteria of the genus Ehrlichia. The study was carried out on dog was presented to SGACC, New Delhi, India, for treatment with a history of anorexia, pyrexia, tick infestation, severe epistaxsis, stagerring gait, swollen prefemoral lymphnodes and melena. Peripheral blood smear examination revealed presence of intracytoplasmic morula of (E.Canis). Blood samples were collected to analyze hematobiochemical parameters. Confirmative diagnosis was done by peripheral blood smear examination for presence of morula. On the day of presentation to hospital Oxytetracyclin @ 22 mg/kg IV along with Normal saline 250 ml IV, Meloxicam @ 2.5mg/kg BW IM, Botropose @ 0.5 ml IV Stat, Siquil @ 0.5 ml IV stat, followed by Oxytetracyclin @ 22 mg/kg IV along with Normal saline 200 ml IV BID for 7 days and other supportive therapy. The dog recovered uneventfully after 7 days of BID treatment.
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Sheikh Tajamul Islam, Mohd Younis Ganaei, Anand Kumar Singh, Tania Gupta, Satuti Sharma, Sabahu Noor. Ehrlichiosis in a Labrador Dog: A case study. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(11):690-692.