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Research Journal of Parasitology
  Year: 2018 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 14-18
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Babesiosis in a Local Dog in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, a Case Report

Priyowidodo Dwi, Yudhi Ratna Nugraheni , Eryl Sri Rohayati and Joko Prastowo

Objective: The objective of this study was to diagnosis canine babesiosis using conventional and molecular method. Materials and Methods: A one-month-old female dog was admitted to Soeparwi Veterinary Hospital in Yogyakarta, Indonesia at 21st September, 2016, with clinical signs and symptoms such as weakness, poor skin turgor, unable to drink and pallor in the conjunctiva and oral mucous membrane. This puppy weighed was 400 g. From physical examination, found ticks all over the skin. This puppy had never received antibiotics and ectoparasitic agents. There were twenty dogs in the owner house and all dogs were infected by ticks. To establish the diagnosis, laboratory examinations were performed such as complete blood count, peripheral blood smear and molecular examination. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) examination was performed using primer 18S rDNA. Results: From blood smear, microscopic examination, parasite Babesia sp., were found inside the red blood cells. Complete blood count examination showed normocytic hypochromic anemia, thrombocytopenia and lymphocytosis. Conclusion: The amplification showed positive results of Babesia sp., DNA with amplification length of 490 bp and babesiosis caused severe infection in dogs especially puppies.
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Priyowidodo Dwi, Yudhi Ratna Nugraheni, Eryl Sri Rohayati and Joko Prastowo, 2018. Babesiosis in a Local Dog in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, a Case Report. Research Journal of Parasitology, 13: 14-18.





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