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Year : 2018, Volume : 19, Issue : 1
First page : ( 3) Last page : ( 6)
Print ISSN : 0972-1738. Online ISSN : 2249-8796.

Rickettsial and haemoparasitic infections in dogs of malwa region, Madhya Pradesh-An etiopathological study

Kirade Pramila, Shukla S.*, Shrivastava N., Audarya S.D., Jatav G.P.

Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University (NDVSU), Mhow-453446 (Madhya Pradesh)

*Professor and Corresponding author. E-mail: drsupriyav@gmail.com

Online published on 5 November, 2018.


The study was conducted to evaluate the etiopatholgy of rickettsial and haemoparasitic infections in canines. Out of 150 dogs, 47 dogs were found positive for haemoparasitic infections. Incidence of rickettsial infection was found to be highest viz. 17.33 percent with maximum number of Ehrlichia spp. positive cases, followed by haemoparasitic (9.33%) and mixed infections (4.66%). A total of seven species of Rickettsia and haemoparasites viz. Ehrlichia canis 16 (10.66%), Ehrlichiae wingii 4 (2.6%), Ehrlichia platys 10 (6.6%), Babesia gibsoni 8 (5.3%), Babesia canis 5 (3.33%), Hepatozoon canis 2 (1.33%) and Trypanosoma evansi 2 (1.33%) either as single or mixed infection were recorded. Dirofilaria immitis (microfilaria) and Leishmaniosis were not detected during our study. The overall percentage of incidence was higher in males than females. Highest percentage of incidence was recorded during rainy season. The maximum incidence was noticed in German Shepherd breed dogs.



Canine, haemoparasitic, incidence, rickettsial.


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