A Case Report on Hepatozoon canis Infection in a Dog

M. K. Vijayasarathi

Division of Parasitology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh – 243 122, India.

Indu Yadav *

Division of Parasitology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh – 243 122, India.

Rashmi Mishra

Division of Parasitology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh – 243 122, India.

Nandini, A.

Division of Parasitology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh – 243 122, India.

Anandu, S.

Division of Parasitology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh – 243 122, India.

Bhand Akshata Chandrakant

Division of Parasitology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh – 243 122, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

A thin peripheral blood smear collected from a four years of old dog (Labrador breed) was received from the Referral Veterinary Clinical Complex, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar to the Division of Parasitology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar for the diagnosis of haemoprotozoan disease during the month of October, 2023. Blood smear was screened for the parasitological examination using Giemsa’s stain showed positive for Hepatozoon canis. The dog was treated with single dose of Imidocarb dipropionate @ 6.6 mg/kg subcutaneously and Doxycycline @ 5mg/kg orally for 28 days with supportive therapy. The dog was infected with Hepatozoon canis conventionally diagnosed as well as therapeutically managed. Incidence of H. canis was documented in a dog from Bareilly district of Uttar Paradesh.

Keywords: Conventional diagnosis, dog, Hepatozoon canis, therapeutic management


How to Cite

Vijayasarathi , M. K., Yadav , I., Mishra , R., Nandini, A., Anandu, S., & Chandrakant , B. A. (2024). A Case Report on Hepatozoon canis Infection in a Dog. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 45(2), 1–4. https://doi.org/10.56557/upjoz/2024/v45i23860

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