Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Clinical Management of Parasitic Gastroenteritis (PGE) Concurrent with Mycoplasmosis and Orf in Sheep
Faez Firdaus Abdullah Jesse1,3*, Yusuf Abba2, Innocent Damudu Peter1, 4, Asinamai Athliamai Bitrus1, Idris Umar Hambali1, 4, Nurul Liyana Jamaluddin1, Abdul Wahid Haron11Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia; 2Department of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, P.M.B, 1069, Borno State, Nigeria; 3Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Food security, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia; 4Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, P.M.B 1069 Maiduguri, Nigeria.
Abstract | A 1-year-old male ovine, Black Dorper, was presented to the Large Animal Ward of University Veterinary Hospital, University Putra Malaysia with a complaint of pasty diarrhoea. The farm appeared to be endemic for parasitic gastroenteritis (PGE) and animals have developed resistance to albendazole. Physical examination revealed a pale mucous membrane with absence of capillary refill time and a FAMACHA score of 4. The animal had pyrexia, tachycardia and tachypnia. Additionally, scabby lesions were present on the mouth region and pasty faeces on the anal region. Complete blood count revealed a PCV of 14%, normocytic hypochromic anaemia, neutrophilia with left shift, lymphopenia and thrombocytosis. Serum biochemistry result revealed uraemia and low creatinine, hyperbilirubinemia and hypoalbuminemia. McMaster faecal egg count showed 3,000 eggs per gram of Strongyles. Mycoplasma ovis organism was observed on Giemsa-stained thin blood smear. Blood transfusion was done on the second day of hospitalization and the PCV value gradually improved. Levamisole was given as anthelmintic and oxytetracycline for the Mycoplasmosis. The condition of the animal improved and it was discharged on the 9th day of hospitalization.