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Vol. 12, Special Issue 11 (2023)

Diagnosis of canine babesiosis

Sandeep, Basavaraj Vadari and Sumathi BR
The present study was conducted at Department of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary College Hospital, Hebbal, Bengaluru with an objective of Diagnosis of canine babesiosis by blood smear and PCR, studying the haematological and biochemical parameters in canine babesiosis. The study was conducted for a period of six months from July 2022 to Dec 2022. A total of 50 blood samples indicative of canine babesiosis were collected. Characteristic clinical features observed among the positive cases were high fever, anorexia, inappetance, lethargy, vomiting, pale mucous membrane, jaundice and ascites. Fifty blood samples were collected and subjected to microscopic examination of stained blood smears and PCR, out of which 21 (42%) samples found positive by microscopy and 35 (70%) samples were found positive by PCR, indicating that PCR is more sensitive diagnostic tool for diagnosis of canine babesiosis. The haematological alterations observed were anaemia, thrombocytopenia and leucocytosis. Serum biochemistry changes included increased ALT, BUN and total bilirubin and decreased total protein. Serum creatinine is in the normal range.
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Sandeep, Basavaraj Vadari and Sumathi BR. Diagnosis of canine babesiosis. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(11S): 01-08.
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