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Vol. 12, Special Issue 7 (2023)

Concurrent infection of Ehrlichia canis and Babesia gibsoni in a German Sphered dog

Author(s):
PI Ganesan, OM Prakash Meena, Shraddha D Sirsat and CS Sharma
Abstract:
Vector-borne diseases of canines are common all over the globe and its prevalence is high in India due to the favorable hot and humid climatic conditions. Out of the prevailing vector borne diseases canine Ehrlichiosis, Babesiosis and Hepatozoonosis are commonly reported, followed by Anaplasmosis and Trypanosomiasis.
In this case study a ten month old German Sphered, male dog was admitted for disease investigation. The clinical investigation of the diseased dog revealed anorexia (for two months), congested mucus membrane, transient fever, and enlarged popliteal lymph node. Peripheral blood smear examination revealed a mixed infection E. canis and B. gibsoni infections and the other hematological and the biochemical parameters valves were towards the infection status. Anemia and thrombocytopenia were the two major hematologic changes of E. canis and B. gibsoni infection observed in this case study along with severe reduction of hemoglobin values in the infected dog. In this case, a study of the involvement of single tick species Rhipicephalus sanguineus found out for causation of the combined infection of E. canis and B. gibsoni in a ten month old, male, German Sphered dog.
Pages: 2063-2065  |  146 Views  80 Downloads
How to cite this article:
PI Ganesan, OM Prakash Meena, Shraddha D Sirsat and CS Sharma. Concurrent infection of Ehrlichia canis and Babesia gibsoni in a German Sphered dog. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(7S): 2063-2065.

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