Diagnostic and therapeutic management of canine trypanosomiasis: A case report
Himanshu Kumar, Vishaka Sharma, Satish Kumar and Alok Mishra
A 7year old nondescript male dog presented to VCC, College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Pantnagar with the chief complaint of generalized illness, intermittent fever, inappetance, lethargy, weight loss, disinterested to surroundings and recumbent since five days. Clinical findings indicated dull appearance, pale mucous membrane, tachycardia, Temperature (1050F) and slight unilateral corneal opacity with generalized debility. The dog was tested for the presence of haemoprotozoan through blood smears and microscopically revealed presence of Trypanosoma organism outside the RBCs in Giemsa stain. Dog was successfully treated with diminazine aceturate @ 2.5 mg per kg body weight single dose with half of the total dose repeat after 12 hour along with antibiotic and other supplementation may help to overcome the hurdle of parasitaemia and successful recovery in clinical cases.
How to cite this article:
Himanshu Kumar, Vishaka Sharma, Satish Kumar, Alok Mishra. Diagnostic and therapeutic management of canine trypanosomiasis: A case report. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(3):112-113.