Kumar M.,Veterinary Polyclinic |
Sharma B.,University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences |
Kumar A.,Central Institute for Research on Goats |
Kumar V.,Central Institute for Research on Goats |
Tripathi M.K.,Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances | Year: 2014
Toxocara canis is a very important gastrointestinal nematode affecting canines with considerable public health importance. This study was conducted to find out the prevalence and corresponding haemato-biochemical changes in dogs infested with T. canis and to determine its zoonotic implication to dog owners. A total of 121 dogs were screened from October 2008 to May 2009 by direct smear and Mc-master technique, to determine correlation between overall prevalence of T. canis infestation with respect to sex, age, breed, size and season-wise infestation. Haemato-biochemical profile was performed in 24 infested dogs, randomly selected to evaluate changes in Hb, PCV, TEC, TLC, DLC count, serum protein, serum glucose and serum enzymes. The overall prevalence was found to be 28.93%. The prevalence was not influenced by sex but non-descript breeds had significantly higher rates. Pups were more infested than adults and the disease was more prevalent in winters. Dogs having active infection with T. canis infestation showed anemia, leucocytosis and significant eosinophilia (p<0.05). A significant decrease (p<0.05) was observed in serum protein and glucose whereas highly significant increase (p<0.01) was found for both serum enzymes (SGOT and SGPT). Very few dog owners (4.13%) were aware about potential public health significance of the parasite. Survey revealed that unaware owners who belonged to lower/middle/upper middle class, did not maintain hygiene and scheduled deworming and always remain at high zoonotic risk. Being zoonotic, the parasite poses a significant danger to humans mainly children who remain in their vicinity. Thus immediate action needs to be taken to control this parasite and to increase awareness among the dog-owners about the zoonoses being spread by the companion animals. © 2014 Academic Journals Inc.
Masand A.,CSK HPKV |
Kumar N.,Veterinary Polyclinic |
Patial V.,CSK HPKV |
Patial V.,CSIR - Central Electrochemical Research Institute
Comparative Clinical Pathology | Year: 2015
A 5-year-old crossbred Jersey cow with a history of 7–8 months old proliferative overgrowth at the intermandibular region was presented in a veterinary polyclinic. There was partial reduction in appetite; however, the clinical parameters were found normal. The growth was removed surgically and tissue was processed for histopathology. Grossly, the cut surface of the growth appeared “creamish white with multifocal pale yellow areas of calcification.” Microscopically, multiple granulomas were observed with “the presence of bacterial colonies and club-shaped reaction product surrounded by strong neutrophilic reaction.” On the basis of clinical sign and histopathology, it was diagnosed as a case of actinomycosis (lumpy jaw). © 2014, Springer-Verlag London.
Patial V.,CSIR - Central Electrochemical Research Institute |
Masand A.,Veterinary Polyclinic |
Kumar N.,Veterinary Polyclinic
Comparative Clinical Pathology | Year: 2013
Canine cutaneous histiocytoma is a common cutaneous neoplasm of the dog. A 4-year-old male dachshund dog was referred to a veterinary polyclinic, Bhangrotu, Department of Animal Husbandry, Himachal Pradesh, India, with a small growth at the lateral aspect of the right thorax. The growth was removed surgically and evaluated grossly and histopathologically. After gross and histopathological examination, it was diagnosed as canine cutaneous histiocytoma. © 2013 Springer-Verlag London.
Vidya Sagar P.,Veterinary Polyclinic |
Rajesh K.,Veterinary Polyclinic |
Lakshmi Kavitha K.,Veterinary Polyclinic |
Suresh K.,Veterinary Polyclinic
Buffalo Bulletin | Year: 2010
This communication reports a case of second degree burns in a she buffalo which was successfully treated without any complications. Very few reports are available regarding the clinical management of burns (Archibald, 1974; Tyagi and Singh, 2002) in buffaloes.