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Clinical and haematological features of stress induced Babesiusis in Babesja equj infected indigenous horses

LA Oladosu, BE Olufemi

Abstract


Studies on actively stressedB. equi infected premuned indigenous polo horses, manifested severe clinical syndromes characterised by partial anorexia, hyperthermia, lethergy, extreme weakness, marked dehydration, ecchymotic third eye lid, pale mucous membranes, sternal recumbency and coma. Some horses showed complete anorexia, obvious colicy symptoms, watery blood, and hacmoglobinuria. The haematologic changes in the affected horses included highly significantly (P<0.01) low packed cell volume, reduced haemoglobin concentration, depleted red blood cell counts and highly significantly (P< 0.01) depleted neutrophils and lymphocytes.

Key Words: Clinical Haemotological, Babesiosis, Polo Horses.




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