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Vol. 9, Issue 1, Part M (2024)

Incidence, diagnosis and therapeutic management of anaplasmosis in cattle

Author(s): Jitendra Kant Nagar, Shashi Choudhary, Sarjna Meena and Sunita Rolania
Abstract: Bovine anaplasmosis is also known as gall sickness. It is an infectious, transmissible and tick born disease of bovines and caused by Anaplasma species. It is causing significant losses in the livestock industries due to the high morbidity and mortality in susceptible cattle herds so it is highly economically important rickettsial dieases affecting all ruminants. It is mainly transmitted by a tick of Rhiphicephalus species. Present study on incidence, diagnosis and therapeutic management of anaplasmosis in cattle was conducted at Veterinary Clinical Complex, PGIVER, Jaipur during September, 2022 to September, 2023. Total 72 suspected cattle were reported with history of high fever, dull, off feed, decreased water intake etc. During Haematological examination, revealed decrease haemoglobin (Hb), low packed cell volume (PCV) and slight neutrophilia and 30 cattle affected with dot shaped Anaplasma marginale on margin of erythrocyte in microscopic blood parasite examination. Overall incidence of anaplasmosis by blood smear was 41.66 percent. Animals recovered uneventfully upon treatment with oxytetracycline and supportive therapy.
Pages: 945-947  |  39 Views  3 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Jitendra Kant Nagar, Shashi Choudhary, Sarjna Meena, Sunita Rolania. Incidence, diagnosis and therapeutic management of anaplasmosis in cattle. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2024;9(1):945-947.
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