A case of Trypanosoma congolense savannah type infection and its management in a dog

  • Peter Kimeli Department of Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi, PO Box 29053-00650, Kangemi
  • Ambrose Ngeno Kipyegon Department of Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi, PO Box 29053-00650, Kangemi
  • Willy Edwin Mwangi Department of Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi, PO Box 29053-00650, Kangemi
  • John Demesi Mande Department of Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi, PO Box 29053-00650, Kangemi
Keywords: Dogs, German shepherd, Natural infection, Recovery, Trypanosoma congolense savanna type

Abstract

A case of Trypanosoma congolense savannah type infection in a 4-year old German shepherd dog weighing 26-kg was presented to the Small Animal Clinic, University of Nairobi, Kenya, with the history of anorexia and difficulty in breathing. The clinical manifestations were fever, pale mucous membrane, dyspnea and wasting. Blood examination revealed the existence of trypanosome parasites, and showed mild anemia. Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) based polymerase chain reaction confirmed the presence of Trypanosoma congolense savannah type. Along with supporting therapy, the case was successfully managed using diminazene aceturate injection (dosed at 3.5 mg/kg body weight) through intramuscular route. Complete recovery of the case was observed on day 6 of post-treatment.

 

http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/javar.2014.a33

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2014-10-26
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Kimeli, P., Kipyegon, A., Mwangi, W., & Mande, J. (2014). A case of Trypanosoma congolense savannah type infection and its management in a dog. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 1(4), 232-234. Retrieved from https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/JAVAR/article/view/20739
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