Vol. 6, Issue 7 (2017)
Clinical report on canine filariosis due to Dipetalonema reconditum
Sudhakar Kommu, Lubna Fathima and GS Sreenivasa Murthy
Microfilariae are normally found in the peripheral blood of canines and found longer duration in the circulation until ingested by the bloodsucking arthropods. Majority of the species of canine microfilariae are distributed in blood and tissues; it could be detected by staining protocols. In this study blood smear, micro haematocrit and modified Knott’s techniques were followed for the identification of the microfilariae. Among these techniques, Knott’s found to be more sensitive than other method. The morphological features of Dipetalonema reconditum were studied and depicted in the figure
How to cite this article:
Sudhakar Kommu, Lubna Fathima, GS Sreenivasa Murthy. Clinical report on canine filariosis due to Dipetalonema reconditum. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(7):1019-1020.