Journal of Veterinary Science & Medical Diagnosis ISSN: 2325-9590

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Case Report, J Vet Sci Med Diagn Vol: 9 Issue: 2

Besnoitia besnoiti natural infection in a crossbred cow in India

Krishna Kumar S1*, Ranjith Kumar M2, Madheswaran R3, Kavitha S2 and Selvaraj P2

1Department of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Orathanadu, Thanjavur, TN, India

2Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai, TN, India

3Department of Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal, TN, India

*Corresponding Author: Krishna Kumar S
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary College and Research Institute
Orathanadu, Thanjavur, TN, India
Tel: +91 94885 52346
E-mail: [email protected]

Received: June 06, 2020 Accepted: July 04, 2020 Published: July 10, 2020

Citation: Krishna Kumar S, Ranjith Kumar M, Madheswaran R, Kavitha S, Selvaraj P (2020) Besnoitia besnoiti Natural Infection in a Crossbred Cow in India. J Vet Sci Med Diagn 9:3.


Besnoitia besnoiti is an obligate intracellular parasite that causesbesnoitiosis in cattle, goats, and equids.Acute besnoitiosis is characterized bypyrexia, enlargement of the lymph nodes, anorexia, ruminal atony, and necrosis of the epidermis. A crossbred Jersey cow was referred for respiratory distress, swollen lymph nodes, patchy dermis, pyrexia, and anorexia. Skin histopathology revealed Besnoitia cysts. The animal was treated with oxytetracycline (10 mg/kg body weight, IV) for a week and with ivermectin (200 μg/kg, SC) once a week for 75 days with supportive therapy. Chronic bovine besnoitiosis was diagnosed, and the author concluded that no therapeutic plan would be successful. This case is unusual because besnoitiosis is not commonly reported in India

Keywords: Bovine; Besnoitiosis; Pachydermis; India

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