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A Rare Clinical Occurrence of Canine Coccidiosis


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1 Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Namakkal (T.N.), India
     

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A male non descript one and half month old puppy was presented to infectious unit of Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex, Veterinary College and Research Institute with a history of vomiting, black colour watery diarrhea. On physical examination, the animal had pyrexia, pale mucous membrane, tick infestation and severe dehydration with sunken eyeballs. The puppy passed blackish watery diarrhoeic faeces and raw blood at the end of defaecation. on faecal examination unsproulated oocysts of Isospora (Syn: Cystisospora) species were detected. Haemogram of the puppy revealed anaemia and neutrophilia. The pup was treated fluid therapy at the dose rate of 10 ml/kg body weight and haemtenics followed by with oriprim at the dose rate of 25 mg/ kg for five days.
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M. Geetha
Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Namakkal (T.N.), India
K. M. Palanivel
Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Namakkal (T.N.), India

Abstract


A male non descript one and half month old puppy was presented to infectious unit of Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex, Veterinary College and Research Institute with a history of vomiting, black colour watery diarrhea. On physical examination, the animal had pyrexia, pale mucous membrane, tick infestation and severe dehydration with sunken eyeballs. The puppy passed blackish watery diarrhoeic faeces and raw blood at the end of defaecation. on faecal examination unsproulated oocysts of Isospora (Syn: Cystisospora) species were detected. Haemogram of the puppy revealed anaemia and neutrophilia. The pup was treated fluid therapy at the dose rate of 10 ml/kg body weight and haemtenics followed by with oriprim at the dose rate of 25 mg/ kg for five days.

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