Incidence of caprine theileriosis and its therapeutic management
M Geetha and G Selvaraju
Caprine theileriosis is a tick–borne infectious disease of goats predominantly caused by Theileria lestoquadi, T. luwehshuni and T. uilenbergi transmitted by the ixodid ticks of the genus Rhiphicephalus and Hyalomma species. Incidence of Theileriosis from a two years old Jamunapari doe and its successful therapeutic management is reported in this study. Pale mucous membranes, pyrexia, jowl edema, lymph adenopathy of superficial lymphnodes with acariasis were the prominent clinical findings in caprine theileriosis in the present study. Theileriosis infection was confirmed by detection of piroplasms in red blood cells of Giemsa stained peripheral blood smears. Anaemia, reduced haematocrit, leucocytosis, hypoproteinaemia and hypoalbuminaemia were the significant haematobiochemical abnormalities recorded in the goat. Therapeutic management of the animal with single dose of buparvoquone and oxytetracycline along with haematinics resulted in uneventful recovery of the affected goat.
How to cite this article:
M Geetha, G Selvaraju. Incidence of caprine theileriosis and its therapeutic management. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(4):1174-1176.