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Vol. 9, Issue 2 (2020)

A clinical study on Hemato-biochemical changes in cows affected with Babesiosis

PR Aziz, S Marodia, PI Ganesan and CS Sharma
Babesia parasites, the causative agent of Babesiosis, are transmitted by ticks and are able to invade the red blood cells of the vertebrate hosts. They cause a febrile disease of domestic and wild animals characterized by an extensive erythrocytic lysis leading to anaemia, icterus and hemoglobinuria and can be fatal. Babesia parasites are among the most widely distributed blood pathogens with a considerable economic, veterinary and medical impact worldwide. In the present study, 23 cows (irrespective of age and breed) found positive of babesiosis were taken for study. Two cows died before they were evaluated. The remaining 21 cows were evaluated for Hemato-biochemical estimations. Hemato-biochemical studies revealed decrease in Hb, PCV, TEC, Lymphocytes, Neutrophils, TP, Albumin, Globulin and Glucose and increase in TLC, ALKP, Bilirubin, AST, ALT and BUN. Moreover, marked changes in haematological and serum biochemical profile observed in babesiosis infected cows may be useful in understanding disease pathogenesis and undertaking necessary corrective measures.
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How to cite this article:
PR Aziz, S Marodia, PI Ganesan, CS Sharma. A clinical study on Hemato-biochemical changes in cows affected with Babesiosis. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(2):242-245.

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