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Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
Year : 2009, Volume : 23, Issue : 1
First page : ( 53) Last page : ( 55)
Print ISSN : 0971-6157. Online ISSN : 0974-0813.

Therapeutic management of German Shepherd bitch concurrently infected with metazoan and protozoan parasites

Godara R., Sharma R.L.*, Sharma C.S.1, Singh S.2

Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Apollo College of Veterinary Medicine, Agra Road, Jamodoli, Jaipur-302 003, India.

*Corresponding author E-mail: rlsharma2008@gmail.com

1Teaching Veterinary Clinical Service Complex

2Department of Veterinary Pathology, ACVM

Abstract

A systematic investigation of a diseased German Shepherd bitch, aged eight months, was found clinically suffering from multiple metazoan and protozoan parasitic infections including acute ancylostomosis, sub-clinical piroplasmosis and Dipylidium caninum besides, massive infestation with Rhipicephalus spp. ticks and surface mites, with the critical haematological indices (Hb.5.8 g dl−1, PCV 17% TEC 3.1x10/mm3) on day-0 of initiating therapeutic management. The treatment comprised of on-spot surface hair coat dusting with “Carbaryl” and synchronous integrated specific therapy “Nibery” and “Neomec” followed by “Albidol-5” in the evening, besides, cautious “Butox” spray into the ear canal and interdigital space of the limbs. The antianaemic and supportive therapy comprised of “Belamyl” biweekly, “Cobacal-D” for four days, syrup “Dexorange” b.i.d. until complete clinical recovery. The bitch became apparently healthy with restoration of altered haematological values to near normal levels, suggestive of successful therapeutic management by day-28.

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Key words

German Shepherd, Dog, Ancylostomosis, Piroplasmosis, Rhipicephalus spp., Therapeutic management.

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