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Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part A (2020)

Therapeutic management of babesiosis in cattle

Author(s): L Hemaswathy, V Selvam and NS Sunilkumar
Abstract: The health and production in domestic animals are influenced by various factors; among them parasites constitute the most important pathogenic agents. Tick-transmitted hemoparasites of the protozoan genus Babesia (phylum Apicomplexa) are the second most common blood-borne parasites of mammals after the trypanosomes. In worldwide, Babesiosis is one of the most important tick-borne disease caused by Babesia spp. occur in cattle which causes economic losses to the farming community by reducing the milk and meat production Bovine Babesiosis is characterized by high fever, hemoglobinuria, anaemia, inappetence, pink pale to pale mucous membrane, swollen lymph node and suspended rumination with mild to moderate tick infestation. Microscopic examination was advocated for detection of Babesia piroplasm in Giemsa stained thin blood smears. All animals were successfully treated with Diminazineaceturate @ 3.5mg/kg b.wt. Along with supportive therapy.
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How to cite this article:
L Hemaswathy, V Selvam, NS Sunilkumar. Therapeutic management of babesiosis in cattle. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2020;5(5):01-03.
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