Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Therapeutic Amelioration of Severely Anaemic Local Kashmiri Goats Affected with Babesiosis
Abrar Ul Haq1, Noor e Alam Tufani1, Mudasir Bashir Gugjoo1*, Showkat Ul Nabi2, Hameed Ullah Malik21Veterinary Clinical Services Complex; 2Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Ethics & Jurisprudence, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Shuhama, Alusteng, Srinagar -190006, Jammu and Kashmir, India.
Abstract | Ten Goats were presented to the Veterinary Clinical Services Complex, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal husbandry Shuhama, Alusteng in the month of June with a history of red-coloured urine, in appetence to anorexia, lethargy, dullness and depression in addition to nervous signs observed in few cases. Affected animals were infested with Haemaphysalis ticks. On clinical examination fever, pale mucous membranes, and increased respiration and heart rate with decreased haemato-biochemical parameters were recorded. Increase in total leucocyte count and globulin values were suggestive of infection induced anaemia. Blood smear examination revealed intra-erythrocytic piroplasms viz. Babesia ovis and Babesia motasi. Animals treated with Diminazene aceturate and Oxytetracycline along with supportive treatment resulted in significant (p<0.001) improvement in the haemato-biochemical parameters. It may be concluded that early diagnosis and treatment of babesiosis may yield fruitful results.
Keywords | Anaemia, Babesiosis, Blood transfusion, Diminazene aceturate, Goat