Paper Information

Journal:   VETERINARY CLINICAL PATHOLOGY (VETERINARY JOURNAL TABRIZ)   SUMMER 2009 , Volume 3 , Number 2 (10); Page(s) 503 To 507.
 
Paper: 

STUDY ON THE PREVALENCE OF BLOOD PARASITES IN CAMELS OF ZABOL IN 2008

 
 
Author(s):  RANJBAR BAHADORI SH.*, AFSHARI MOGHADAM A.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF PARASITOLOGY, FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE, ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY, GARMSAR BRANCH, GARMSAR, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Considering that camel breeding is widespread in extensive parts of Iran and camels are important in transmission of some zoonotic disease to other ruminant and even humans, the necessity of conducting this study was assumed. In this research, apart from the rate of infection to blood parasites in camels of Zabol, the relationship between infection and some other factors including age, sex and geographical location of camel breeding were also studied. For this purpose, 113 blood samples of camels were taken from different regions of Zabol and transferred to the parasitology laboratory. The results indicated that 30.09% of studied camels were infected by blood parasites with the greatest infection rate of 19.47% belonging Trypanosoma evansi and then infection rates of 6.20% by Theileria sp., 3.54% by bacteria sp. and 88% by blood microfilaria were also observed. Statistical analysis did not show significant relationship between infection to blood parasites and age and sex of the studied camels. With regard to presence of blood parasites in the camels of the region and the importance of arthropods in their transmission, apart from treatment of infected animals, arthropod control measures should also be conducted in other to control these infections.   

 
Keyword(s): BLOOD PARASITES, CAMEL, ZABOL
 
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