A study on canine babesiosis

Babesiosis caused by B. gibsoni and Babesia canis is a tick borne protozoal parasite prevalent in the canines worldwide. In the current study, a total of 432 blood samples, were collected and examined at Veterinary Polyclinic, Jalandhar (Punjab) during April to December. Examination of Giemsa stained peripheral blood smears revealed that 6.01% (26/432) of canines were positive for canine babesiosis comprising of B. gibsoni (5.78%) and B. canis infections (0.23%).

Author: 
Vipan Kumar, Parveen Kumar, Heigo Pal, Harprit Singh and Hanish Sharma
Volume No: 
02
Issue No: 
04
Paper Number: 
0345
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