13-Title: Hemato-biochemical alteration in cows naturally infected with theileria

Authors: Anil Langer, Sunita Rani, Sonia Sharma, Rakesh Bhojani and Sanjhli Soren

Source: Ruminant Science (2014)-3(1):59-62.

How to cite this manuscript: Langer A, Rani S, Sharma S, Bhojani R and Soren S (2014). Hemato-biochemical alteration in cows naturally infected with theileria. Ruminant Science 3(1):59-62.


Present study was carried out on 50 cows, aged 2-5 years, suffering with theileriosis, to determine the changes in hematology and serum constituents. The affected cows showed signs i.e., high rise in body temperature, general debility, prescapular lymph nodes enlarged, mucosal hemorrhages, conjunctivitis. Examination of peripheral blood smears for the presence of Theileria spp schizonts in infected mononuclear cells and piroplasms in red blood cells conferm the infestation of Theileria spp. Significant (P0.05) decrease was observed in total erythrocyte counts, packed cell volume, hemoglobin, serum total proteins, albumin, globulins, glucose, calcium, phosphorus, cholesterol and triglycerides concentrations in cattle affected with bovine theileriosis compared with healthy controls, while significant (P0.05) increase was observed in serum bilirubin and alanine transaminase of affected cattle compared with healthy controls. Non significant differences were observed in serum magnesium and uric acid concentration in affected cattle compared with healthy controls. These observations revealed that bovine theileriosis in cross bred cattle in semi arid zone of Rajasthan is a common problem.


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