Successful management of nervous signs due to babesiosis in a dog
Author(s): S Sivajothi and B Sudhakara Reddy
Abstract: Six years old Spitz was presented to the clinic with the history of ataxia, anorexia and severe tick infestation. Wet film examination of the blood did not reveal any motile parasites but, stained peripheral blood smear examination revealed Babesia canis organisms in the erythrocytes. Haemato-biochemical findings revealed anaemia, low packed cell volume, leucopenia, neutropaenia and eosinophilia. Increased total protein, alanine aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase and globulin levels noticed. Dog was treated with two doses of diminazene aceturate @ 7.0 mg/kg body weight, deep intra muscular with three days interval along with oral doxycycline. The dog showed uneventful recovery after following the therapy.
How to cite this article:
S Sivajothi, B Sudhakara Reddy. Successful management of nervous signs due to babesiosis in a dog. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2017;2(3):33-34.