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Trypanosomosis in a Sambar deer


Abdullah, Faez Firdaus Jesse and Mohammed, Konto and Shahudin, Muhammad Syafiq and Adamu, Lawan and Osman, Abdinasir Yusuf and Abba, Yusuf and Tijjani, Abdulnasir and Roslim, Noorashimah and Awang, Dayang Norhaizam and Saharee, Abdul Aziz and Saad, Mohd Zamri and Haron, Abd Wahid (2014) Trypanosomosis in a Sambar deer. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, 7 (1 ver.4). pp. 19-21. ISSN 2319-2372; ESSN: 2319-2380


A five years old Sambar deer was presented to the University Veterinary Hospital of Universiti Putra Malaysia. The deer was physically diagnosed with clinical signs of depression, lethargy, teeth grinding, pallor of mucous membranes, the vital parameters showed pyrexia (40.90C), increase in pulse (197beats/min.) and respiratory rates (42 circles/min.). Laboratory examination of the Buffy coat by micro haematocrit centrifugation technique revealed the presence of motile flagellates. Buffy coat smear examination confirmed the presence of Trypanosome spp. The disease was diagnosed based on clinical signs and laboratory finding. Diminazene Aceturate at a dose rate of 3.5mg/kg bodyweight was administered intramuscularly, coupled with multivitamin and fluid therapy proves effective in treating the condition. This report shows the significance of wild ruminants in maintaining the transmission cycle of this parasite and timely treatment could resolve the disease condition.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.9790/2380-07141921
Publisher: International Organization of Scientific Research
Keywords: Sambar deer; Trypanosomosis; Clinical signs; Diminazene aceturate
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2016 05:08
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2017 01:29
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/35900
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