A clinical case of bovine trypanosomosis in an endemic farm in Malaysia

  • Faez Firdaus Abdullah Jesse Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
  • Asinamai Athliamai Bitrus Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
  • Yusuf Abba Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
  • Muhammad Abubakar Sadiq Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
  • Idris Umar Hambali Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
  • Eric Lim Teik Chung Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
  • Frankie Lau Pick Ping Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
  • Abd Wahid Haron Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
  • Mohd Azmi Mohd Lila Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
  • Abdul Aziz Saharee Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
  • Mohd Jefri Norsidin Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
Keywords: Bovine trypanosomosis, Clinical management, Endemic, Trypanosoma evansi

Abstract

Objective: This case report describes the management of a clinical case of trypanosomosis in an adult Friesian Sahiwal cow.

Materials and methods: An adult cow aging 3 years was presented with a complain of wound infection, weakness and inappetence. Physical examination was carried out and samples were collected for laboratory investigations.

Results: The clinical history revealed generalised enlargements of the pre-scapular and pre-femoral lymph nodes, pale mucous membrane and weight loss. Laboratory investigation showed that the cow had normocytic normochromic anemia with hyperproteinemia. Thin blood smear examination revealed the presence of Trypanosoma evansi. Treatment was instituted with Diminazene aceturate dosed at 3.5 mg/kg bwt through intramuscular (IM) route for 3 days, 20 mL of Fercobsang for 3 days, IM, Flunixin meglumine dosed at 1.1 mg/kg bwt, IM, and Oxytetracycline dosed at 20 mg/kg bwt, IM once. The wounds were cleaned daily for one week. Examination of the blood film after therapy showed no parasite.

Conclusion: The findings of this case report demonstrate the importance of an effective treatment regimen in managing bovine trypanosomosis in an endemic farm.

http://doi.org/10.5455/javar.2016.c164

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Faez Firdaus Abdullah Jesse, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Asinamai Athliamai Bitrus, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Yusuf Abba, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Muhammad Abubakar Sadiq, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Idris Umar Hambali, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Eric Lim Teik Chung, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Frankie Lau Pick Ping, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Abd Wahid Haron, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Mohd Azmi Mohd Lila, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Abdul Aziz Saharee, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Mohd Jefri Norsidin, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Published
2016-11-03
How to Cite
Jesse, F. F. A., Bitrus, A. A., Abba, Y., Sadiq, M. A., Hambali, I. U., Chung, E. L. T., Ping, F. L. P., Haron, A. W., Lila, M. A. M., Saharee, A. A., & Norsidin, M. J. (2016). A clinical case of bovine trypanosomosis in an endemic farm in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 3(3), 286-291. Retrieved from https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/JAVAR/article/view/30212
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