Vital signs of dogs with various gastroinstestinal parasitic infections in Umuahia, Abia State

  • R.I.O Nwoha
  • I Edward
Keywords: Clinical, dogs, gastrointestinal parasites, parameter, Vital signs

Abstract

Feacal samples of exotic dog breed were collected and placed in clean and well labelled containers before analysis in the laboratory using saturated salt floatation technique. The Vital signs such as the heart rate (bpm), pulse rate (bpm), temperature (oC) and respiratory rate (cycles/min) were determined using auscultation, thumb palpation, thermometer, and “Standback” observation respectively for each of the signs.The temperature of exotic breeds was 38.40±0.12a and 38. 67±0.29a. in mongrels. The temperature in Adults was 38.96 ±0.12 and 38.87±0.16 in puppies. The heart rate of Exotic breeds was 110.00±8.15 and 106. 67±7.65 in mongrels. Heart rate in adults was 100.90±3.25 and 106.21±2. 58 in puppies. The pulse rate in exotic breeds was recorded at 101.00±5.67 and 98. 33 ± 6.50 in mongrels. The pulse rate in Adults was 91. 59±2.25 and 98.90±2 in puppies. The respiratory rate in exotic breeds was 38.00±9.12 and 28. 33± 5.950 in mongrels. The respiratory rate in adults was 90±3.72 and 34.14± 3.26 in puppies. There was no significant (p<0.05) effect on the Vital signs of dogs with natural infection of gastrointestinal parasites

Keywords: Clinical, dogs, gastrointestinal parasites, parameter, Vital signs

Published
2021-05-18
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