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Clinical management and gross pathological findings of a severe anaplamosis in a dairy cow


Abba, Yusuf and Abdullah, Faez Firdaus Jesse and Sadiq, Muhammed Abubakar and Ibrahim, Hayder Hamzah and Lim, Eric Teik Chung and Bitrus, Asinamai Athliamai and Mohd Lila, Mohd Azmi and Hambali, Idris Umar (2016) Clinical management and gross pathological findings of a severe anaplamosis in a dairy cow. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 3 (2). pp. 195-199. ISSN 2311-7710


Objectives: Bovine anaplasmosis is an arthropod-borne hemolytic disease of cattle which is caused by a rickettsia; Anaplasma marginale. Anaplasmosis is also called "Yellow bag" or yellow fever, where the affected animals usually develop a jaundiced appearance. The objective of this study was to investigate the clinical findings, treatment and gross pathology of a severe anaplasmosis in a dairy cow. Materials and methods: In this report, a rare case of fatal anaplasmosis in a 4 year old Jersey-Friesian cow, weighing about 200 kg was reported. Diagnosis was done based on clinical symptoms, blood examination for the presence of A. marginale, and biochemical analyses of blood. Leishman staining was done to check the A. marginale at the margin of erythrocytes. Treatment was instituted with blood transfusion and Oxytetracyline dosed at 20 mg/kg body weight and iron supplement containing 20 mL Cobaphos (containing Phosphorus 125mg + Cyanocobalamine 0.05 mg) and 20 mL Fercobsang containing Iron (as ammonium citrate) 1.75 mg, Cyanocobalamine (Vitamin B12) 0.025 mg, Nicotinamide (vitamin PP) 20 mg, Cobalt (as digluconate) 0.0067 mg, Benzyl Alcohol (E1519) 20.8 mg) were given intramuscularly. Results: The cow did not survive the infection as it eventually died of the disease. Post mortem examination showed gross evidence of splenomegaly, hepatomegaly, distended bile duct and generalized jaundice. Conclusion: Based on the consequence of this case report, preventive vector control, prompt and appropriate treatment and improved management practices are recommended in order to prevent clinical anaplasmosis cases among cattle.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.5455/javar.2016.c150
Publisher: Network for the Veterinarians of Bangladesh
Keywords: Bovine anaplasmosis; Clinical management; Diary cow; Jaundice; Post mortem
Depositing User: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2017 02:44
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2019 01:44
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/55294
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