11-Title: Detection of Trypanosoma evansi in cross breed cattle of North Gujarat
Authors: JG Patel, SH Raval, RS Parmar, SS Patel, RL Patel, BJ Patel and DV Joshi
Source: Ruminant Science (2020)-9(1):55-58.
How to cite this manuscript: Patel JG, Raval SH, Parmar RS, Patel SS, Patel RL, Patel BJ and Joshi DV (2020). Detection of Trypanosoma evansi in cross breed cattle of North Gujarat. Ruminant Science 9(1):55-58.
Present study was carried out on 997 cross breed cattle with recurrent fever, muscular weakness, anaemia and loss of appetite. Out of 997 samples, 116 were found anaemic (Hb<8.5) through haematological examination. Blood smear examination and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) were performed on 116 blood samples to detect trypanosoma. Examination of blood well as buffy coat smear(s) revealed that only 11 (9.48%) were found positive for Trypanosoma, while 37 (31.90%) out of 116 animals were found positive in polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis. Hence, PCR is considered the most suitable diagnostic and confirmatory test for early diagnosis of trypanosomosis infection and consequently controlling programs.
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