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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 5
First page : (974) Last page : (976)
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Anaplasma phagocytophila Infection in a Black Bengal Goat: A Clinical Report

Subhra De1*, Sampurna Nand Yadav2, Mrityunjay Kumar3, Apurba Debbarma4 and Amit Kumar Nath5

1,2Department of Veterinary Medicine, 3,5Department of TVCC, 4Department of Veterinary Parasitology
College of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry, R. K.Nagar, Tripura -799008, India
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Received: 11.09.2018  |  Revised: 19.10.2018   |  Accepted: 26.10.2018  



An one year six months old, 15 kg female black bengal goat was presented in TVCC, C.V. Sc & A.H., R.K. Nagar with a history of anorexia and presence of ticks all over the body. On clinical evaluation the rectal temperature was 1070F, mucus membrane was congested, dyspnoea were evidenced. Blood smears were subjected to giemsa stain and was examined under microscope and was found to be positive for having a small dots at the periphery of the red blood cells and morulae in the cytoplasm of white blood cells indicative of Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection. The goat was treated with oxytetracycline hydrochloride @ 10 mg/kg body weight intravenously for 7 days, antipyretic drug was given for 3 days and as tick repellent solution was applied after making dilution with water. After 7 days of treatment blood smear were again evaluated and found there is no presence of either intraerythrocytic bodies in RBC and morulae in white blood cells.

Key words:  Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Black bengal goat, Blood, Treatment

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Cite this article: Subhra, De., Yadav, S.N., Kumar, M., Debbarma, A., Nath, A.K., Anaplasma Phagocytophila Infection in a Black Bengal Goat: A Clinical Report , Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(5): 974-976 (2018). doi: