International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2022 - IJCMAS--ICV 2022: 95.28 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020) [Effective from January 1, 2020] For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues
Download Publication Certificate

Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:10, October, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : /
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(10): 1400-1404

Theileriosis in a Calf: A Case Study
Sheikh Tajamul Islam*, Rouf Rashid Dar, Amir Amin Sheikh, Pooja Dogra, Rohini Gupta, Priti Patel, Mohd Younis Ganaie and Jaan Mohammad Wani
Department of Veterinary Medicine, International Institute of Veterinary Education and Research (IIVER), Rohtak Haryana-124001, India
*Corresponding author

Theileriosis is one of the most important arthropod-borne blood protozoan diseases, leading to morbidity and mortality especially in calves, causing considerable economic losses and a major constraint to the dairy industry and causes devastating losses to the livestock worldwide. The causative agent is protozoan parasite of the genus Theileria. The two main species known to affect cattle are Theileria annulata and Theileria parva and is transmitted through tick Hyalomma and Rhipicephalus, respectively. The present paper deals with clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of bovine theileriosis in the crossbred Sahiwal calf, aged about 1 month. In this case report, the clinical signs observed were; high fever (106.7 ËšF), anorexia, dullness, staggering gait, absence of suckling reflex, slight pale mucus membrane, presence of ectoparasites (ticks), and enlarged pre-scapular lymph nodes. The peripheral blood smear and lymph node smear confirmed the presence of piroplasmic organisms and Koch`s blue bodies respectively. The animal was treated with a single dose of Buparvaquone (Butalex) deep IM, @ 2.5 mg/kg BW, along with supportive therapy.

Keywords: Theileriosis, Piroplasmic, Koch’s blue bodies, Buparvaquone.

Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Sheikh Tajamul Islam, Rouf Rashid Dar, Amir Amin Sheikh, Pooja Dogra, Rohini Gupta, Priti Patel, Mohd Younis Ganaie and Jaan Mohammad Wani. 2017. Theileriosis in a Calf: A Case Study.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 1400-1404. doi:
Copyright: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.