Successful medicinal management of visceral schistosomiasis in cattle
Satish Digraskar, Tawheed Ahmad Shafi, Narladkar Babasaheb and Nithin BS
The clinical cases of visceral schistosomiasis in cattle manifested symptoms of watery mucoid diarrhoea mixed with blood/blood clots, anorexia, dehydration, tenesmus, anal spasms, streaks of bleeding following straining and soiling of hind quarters with loose feces. Fecal examination of all the affected bullocks, performed by sedimentation technique revealed eggs of Schistosoma spp. The epithelial shreds in the feces also demonstrated eggs of Schistosoma spp. embedded in the tissues. The bullocks were treated with praziquantel @ dose rate of 20 mg/kg body weight orally at three days interval for 2-3 occasions. The supportive therapy was comprised of injectable ciprofloxacin, fluids, haematinics, antispasmodics, ascorbic acid and multivitamin preparations. Among nine affected bullocks, eight responded to the therapy and one severe anemic bullock died on the third day of presentation. The clinical trial indicated Praziquantel along with standard supportive therapeutic regimen is efficacious for the treatment of schistosomiasis in cattle.
How to cite this article:
Satish Digraskar, Tawheed Ahmad Shafi, Narladkar Babasaheb, Nithin BS. Successful medicinal management of visceral schistosomiasis in cattle. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(2):27-29.