Clinical and Ultrasonographic Alterations in Canine Babesiosis

Mahima . Mahima, RK Bagherwal, R . Chaurasia, HK . Mehta


Canine babesiosis is a worldwide tick borne disease. Dogs with fever, in appetence and enlarged lymph nodes were screened for the presence of haemoprotozoan parasites during the one year period of study at T.V.C.C., C.V.Sc., Mhow (M.P. , India ). Based on the stained peripheral blood smears examination, dogs were found to be affected with babesiosis. Clinical examination of the dogs revealed ticks over the body, highest frequency (75.00%) of petechial/epistaxis followed by ticks (72.22%) on the body, recumbency (69.44%), dullness (66.66%), dehydration (63.88%), pale mucous membrane (50.00%) . Sonographic changes in dogs infected with babesiosis revealed hepatomegaly with architectural changes, hypo-echoic changes in the liver parenchyma in 7 dogs, splenomegaly with disturbed architecture and multiple lesions was observed in 9 dogs, cystitis in 5 dogs , distended gall bladder in 3 dogs and in 4 dogs Kidneys structures were not clear in image and no demarcation noticed between cortex and medulla.


Banesia, Canine, Ultrasonography.

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