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Vol. 8, Issue 9 (2019)

Study of occurrence of theileriosis in cattle from Parbhani district, Maharashtra, India

Author(s):
Khawale TS, MFMF Siddiqui, ST Borikar, MP Sakhare, SR Rajurkar, GM Chigure and TA Shafi
Abstract:
The present study was carried out to study occurrence of theileriosis in dairy cattle from Parbhani district of Maharashtra. The inclusion criteria involved examining suspected cattle for theileriosis based on the clinical signs like elevated body temperature, enlargement of superficial lymph nodes, conjunctival petechiae and presence of ticks on body of animal. Confirmation of theileriosis was done by peripheral blood smear examination and lymph node biopsy by Giemsa’s staining method and blood smear was taken as gold standard to study occurrence. In total 67 suspected cattle were screened during which fifteen cattle were found positive for Theileria annulata infection. Overall occurrence of theileriosis was found 22.38%, however, age-wise occurrence was higher in below 6 month of age group (33.33%) followed by 6 month to 2 year age group (25.00%) and least in above 2 year age group. Sex wise occurrence revealed 40.00% in males and 20.96% in female. Whereas, breed wise occurrence was higher in Jersey breed (28.57%) as compared to Holstein Freisian cattle and no case of theileriosis found in indigenous cattle. Month wise occurrence revealed highest occurrence was in the month of May (33.33%) followed by April (26.66%), March (20.00%) and least occurrence was observed in the month of January, February and June (6.66%).
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How to cite this article:
Khawale TS, MFMF Siddiqui, ST Borikar, MP Sakhare, SR Rajurkar, GM Chigure, TA Shafi. Study of occurrence of theileriosis in cattle from Parbhani district, Maharashtra, India. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(9):171-173.

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