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Shrivatav A.B.,Center for Wildlife Forensic and Health | Singh K.P.,Center for Wildlife Forensic and Health
European Journal of Wildlife Research | Year: 2012

Haematological and biochemical studies were conducted on 12 clinically healthy tigers of Central India. The range and mean (with one standard deviation), respectively for the parameters examined were: red blood cells, 4.66 to 9.15, 7.9 ± 1.42, 10 6/μl; haemoglobin, 7.8 to 13.8, 12.8 ± 1.65 g/dl; packed cell volume, 36 to 45, 38 ± 2.54; icterus index, 2 to 5, 2 ± 1.51 U; erythrocyte sedimentation rate, 14 to 26, 21 ± 4.21 mm at 1 h; white blood cells, 6.2 to 11.05, 8.5 ± 1.49, 10 3/μl; neutrophils, 57 to 75, 60 ± 5.08%; lymphocytes, 18 to 35, 30 ± 4.56%; monocytes, 2 to 6, 5 ± 1.21%; eosinophils, 2 to 6, 4 ± 1.3; basophils, 0 to 4, 1 ± 1. 21; plasma albumin, 2.1 to 4.6, 3.5 ± 0.99 mg/dl; total protein, 3.7 to 8.7, 6.4 ± 1.88 mg/dl; total bilirubin, 0.4 to 3.2, 1.9 ± 1.21 mg/dl; creatinine, 1.6 to 4.6, 2.90 ± 1.03 mg/dl; blood urea nitrogen, 6.5 to 48.2, 27.90 ± 13.77 mg/dl; glutamic pyruvic transaminase, 21.2 to 109.0, 67.88 ± 27.84 IU/L and glutamic oxaloacetate transaminase, 14.4 to 84, 57.96 ± 17.27 IU/L; index conspicuous erythrocyte sedimentation rate; absence of reticulocytes and predominance of neutrophils. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.


Bassessar V.,Veterinary Science University of Madhya Pradesh | Swamy M.,Veterinary Science University of Madhya Pradesh | Rokde A.,Center for Wildlife Forensic and Health
Indian Journal of Animal Sciences | Year: 2014

Interferon gamma ELISA was compared with the conventional tuberculin testing for the antemortem diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis. A single intradermal tuberculin skin test (SID) was carried out as per the standard protocol on animals from which 10 ml blood was collected earlier and Mycobacterium bovis gamma interferon ELISA for cattle was performed. Out of the 100 animals tested, 36 animals (36%) were found positive by tuberculin testing and 24% (22% bovine and 2% avian tuberculin) were found positive for interferon gamma. From 36 tuberculin positive cases only 16 (44.44%) were positive for interferon gamma. Interestingly, from 64 tuberculin negative cases, 8 (12.50%) were determined to be positive for interferon gamma. It can be concluded that SID has a high rate of false-positive as well as false-negative results and the specificity of interferon gamma assay was more than SID.


Gupta A.,Van Vihar National Park Bhopal | Jadav K.,Center for Wildlife Forensic and Health | Nigam P.,Wildlife Institute of India | Swarup D.,Central Institute for Research on Goats | Shrivastava A.B.,Center for Wildlife Forensic and Health
Veterinarski Arhiv | Year: 2013

An 18-year-old captive white tiger (Panthera tigris) was evaluated for a progressive growth on the lower eyelid that showed ulceration and mucoid to purulent discharge. The growth was surgically excised and histopathological examination revealed a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). The growth however showed recurrence at 28 days after excision. Further management was done employing 2 stage chemotherapy using cyclophosphamide (50 mg/kg) with different regimens. The blood profile, food intake and general health of the animal showed improvement after first course of chemotherapy though it was not evident after second chemotherapy. The animal survived for three months following second course of chemotherapy. Post mortem findings revealed metastasis in lungs, liver and lymph nodes. The present case is an attempt to document squamous cell carcinoma in a white tiger.


PubMed | Center for Wildlife Forensic and Health
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Journal of parasitic diseases : official organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology | Year: 2012

Postmortem examination of free-range tigress of Pench Tiger Reserve, MP, India, aged approx 15years revealed nodule in the pyloric part of the stomach packed with worms and was identified as Gnathostoma spinigerum on the basis of morphology of male and female worms, including eggs.

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