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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

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.2018.7(7): 3951-3954

Babesiosis in Calf: A Case Report
Rajeev Kumar1* and Shashi Kala2
1Class I Veterinary Dispensary Baidyanathpur, Vaishali, Bihar, India
2Institute of Animal Health and Production, Bihar, Patna, India
*Corresponding author

Babesiosis is economically the most important arthropod-borne disease of cattle worldwide caused by protozoan parasite of the genus Babesia. Among several species of Babesia, Babesia bigemina and Babesia bovis are most common in tropical and subtropical region. There are age-related immunity to primary infection of cattle with Babesia bovis and Babesia bigemina. Generally young calves exhibit a strong innate immunity in comparison to adult cattle. In this case report, babesiosis was diagnosed in a one month old female calf showed clinical symptoms of anorexia, anaemia, pyrexia, reduced body weight, haemoglobinurea, enlargement of superficial lymph nodes and presence of ectoparasites. Thin blood smear was prepared and examined microscopically by using Geimsa staining technique. The blood smear revealed the presence of piroplasmic organisms of Babesia in RBC. The haematological analysis revealed, reduced haemoglobin concentration (8.5 gm/dl). The animal was treated with Imidocarb dipropionate at the dose rate of 1ml/100kg body weight with supportive therapy. In order to control babesiosis owner was advised to use acaricides and also advised for rotation of drugs and to administer proper dosage to prevent acaricidal resistant.

Keywords: Babesiosis, Calf, Clinical symptoms, Diagnosis, Management, Imidocarb dipropionate

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