Occurrence of common blood parasites of cattle in Sirajgonj sadar area of Bangladesh

  • S Chowdhury MS Student, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Science, BAU, Mymensingh
  • MA Hossain Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong
  • SR Barua Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong
  • S Islam Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong
Keywords: Anaplasmosis, babesiosis, cattle, occurrence

Abstract

 An epidemiological investigation was carried out on common blood parasites (protozoa and rickettsia) in clinically suspected (febrile, anorectic, non responsive to antibiotics therapy) cattle attended at District veterinary hospital of Sirajgong. Total 60 cattle were examined for blood parasite (protozoa and rickettsia) infection. Giemsa's stained were used on peripheral blood smears of suspected cattle. These slides were examined microscopically during September to October, 2004, of which 42 cattle (70 % of the total examined cattle) had Anaplasma infection (either Anaplasma marginale or Anaplasma centrale or both) and 2 cattle (3.3% of the total cattle) had Babesia infection but negative for other blood protozoal infection.

Key words: Anaplasmosis, babesiosis, cattle, occurrence

DOI = 10.3329/bjvm.v4i2.1300

Bangl. J. Vet. Med. (2006). 4 (2): 143-145

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