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DIPETALONEMIASIS IN A DROMEDARY CAMEL AND ITS TREATMENT

       S. A. Muhammad, A. A. Farooq, M. S. Akhtar and C. S. Hayat1    

Department of Clinical Sciences, 1Department of Bio- Sciences and Pathobiology, Gomal College of Veterinary Sciences, Gomal University, D.I. Khan, Pakistan

Abstract

    A 16 years old female camel was presented for treatment of dipetalonemiasis at the outdoor clinic of the Department of Clinical Sciences, Gomal College of Veterinary Sciences, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan. The animal was emaciated and was showing dysnea. The mucus membranes of eye and oral cavity were pale yellow and pharyngeal lumph node was swollen. Examination of blood revealed eosinophilia with a marked decrease in haemoglobin level. The camel was positive for haemoparasite Dipetalonema evansia and recovered following treatment with Ivermectin.

Key words: Dipetalonemiasis, clinical signs, blood picture, camel.

 
   

ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)



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