Clinical case of acute equine piroplasmosis in a Malaysian mare.

Al-Obaidi QT, and Imad Ibrahim Ali Al-Sultan, and Mohd Mokhtar Bin Arshad, and Mohd Azam Khan Goriman Khan, and Mimi Armiladiana Binti Mohamad, (2015) Clinical case of acute equine piroplasmosis in a Malaysian mare. Research Opinions In Animal & Veterinary Sciences, 5 (6). pp. 270-274. ISSN 2223-0343

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This is the first clinical report on acute piroplasmosis in a mare in Malaysia. A 20 years old local thoroughbred mare showed clinical signs of acute equine piroplasmosis, anaemia, increase in erythrocytes sedimentation rate (ESR) and reticulocytosis, neutrophilia and lymphocytosis, increase in aspartate amino transferase (AST), alanine amino transferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALKP), blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and total bilirubin and decreased total protein (albumins and globulins), calcium, phosphorous, glucose and creatinine. Microscopic examination of blood smear was positive for Theileria equi and Babesia caballi. Competitive ELISA test was confirmative to antibodies of T. equi and B. caballi. Multiplex PCR test was positive for the causative agents of equine piroplasmosis. Microscopic localization of micro and macroschizontes in the cytoplasm of lymphocytes and macrophages in various organs provided a distinct hisopathological evidence of acute form of the disease.

Item Type: Non-Indexed Article
Keywords: Equine piroplasmosis - Clinico-pathology - Theileria equi - Babesia caballi Malaysia
Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Deposited By: En. Pahmi Abdullah
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2015 03:56
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2015 03:56

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