1. DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPEUTIC MANAGEMENT OF SCHISTOSOMA SPINDALE INFECTION IN BUFFALO -A CASE REPORT by
Keywords:Schistosoma spindale, Lithium antimony tartrate, Praziquintal.
Schistosomiasis is a snail-brone treamatodal infection of domestic animals and man which is prevalent in different parts of Asia. Schistosoma spindale is characterized by frequent diarrhea with blood and mucus, severe dehydration, weight loss and weakness in animals. A case of buffalo was presented at Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex, Deesa with complain of chronic diarrhea, weight loss and weakness. Fecal sample was collected from rectum and examined by direct method and it revealed eggs of Schistosoma spp. Praziquintal is consider as a drug of choice for treatment of Schistosomiasis but due to unavailability of large animal preparation animal was treated with lithium antimony tartrate. Animal showed decrease frequency of diarrhea, blood and improvement in condition.
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