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Vol. 11, Special Issue 4 (2022)

Blood transfusion therapy in a case of bovine babesiosis

Author(s):
Ranilakshmi Bai KC, Biju P Habeeb, Hamza Palekkodan, N Madhavan Unny and Ajith Kumar S
Abstract:
Babesiosis due to Babesia bigemina in a four year old cross bred cow showed haemogram of Hb 2 g/dL, VPRC 7.3 percent, total RBC 1.41 millions/microliter and total WBC 5100/cmm. Serum biochemical values were total protein 5.531 gram percent, albumin 3.489 gram percent, globulin 2.042 gram percent, AST 68.89 IU/L, ALP 145.6 IU/L, total bilirubin 1.16 mg/dL, direct bilirubin 0.59 mg/dL, creatinine 1.364 mg/dL, calcium 10.35 mg/dL, phosphorus 5.885 mg/dL, magnesium 1.03 mg/dL and CPK 114.41 mg/dL. Serum iron was 0.061 mg/L and copper was 0.045 mg/L. Blood transfusion therapy was given using sterile polythene bag of 2 L capacity as collection bag and 3.85 per cent sodium citrate as anticoagulant @ 1 ml for 10 ml whole blood. The cow was treated with intravenous oxytetracycline (@ 20 mg/kg B.W), diminazene aceturate (@3.5 mg/kg), intravenous fluids and multivitamin injections. The animal died on 8th day of recumbency. Post mortem lesions and histopathological changes were studied.
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How to cite this article:
Ranilakshmi Bai KC, Biju P Habeeb, Hamza Palekkodan, N Madhavan Unny and Ajith Kumar S. Blood transfusion therapy in a case of bovine babesiosis. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(4S): 991-994.

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