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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:5, May, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 1676-1679

Equine Obstructive Colic Associated with Heavy Parascaris equorum Infection
Mamta Singh1*, Mukesh Shakya2, H.K. Mehta1 and B.C. Parthasarathi3
1Department of Veterinary Medicine,
2Department of Veterinary Parasitology, College of Veterinary Science &Animal Husbandry, Mhow-453 446 (M.P.), India
3Division of Parasitology, ICAR-IVRI, Izatnagar, Bareilly- 243122 (U.P.), India
*Corresponding author

Equine Colic term used to describe abdominal pain in horse. There are several predisposing factors that leads to colic condition in horses such as accumulation gas, intestinal displacement, impacted food mass, parasites etc. A three years’ young mare brought to the TVCC, CVSc & AH, Mhow (M.P.) with the history of lying down on the back, sweating, rolling on the ground, reluctant to move and cessation of urination and defecation. The animal collapsed and died after twelve hours of symptomatic treatment. On post mortem examination revealed several balls of Parascaris equorum parasites impacted all over the small and large intestine. On the basis of clinical symptoms and post mortem examination disease condition was confirmed as nematode parasite induced obstructive colic.

Keywords: Colic, Parascaris equorum, Horse

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Mamta Singh, Mukesh Shakya, H.K. Mehta and Parthasarathi, B.C. 2019. Equine Obstructive Colic Associated with Heavy Parascaris equorum Infection.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 1676-1679. doi:
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