AiM  Vol.3 No.3 , July 2013
The Prevalence of Haemoparasitic Infection in Dogs Attending ECWA Vertinary Clinic, Bukuru, Jos South Local Government Area, Plateau State
ABSTRACT

This study was conducted to investigate the prevalence of haemoparasites of dogs attending ECWA veterinary Clinic, Bukuru, Jos south local government area in Plateau state, Nigeria, and to determine the effective control strategy. From July to September 2011, blood samples of 150 dogs were collected and examined under light microscope. The age, sex and breed of the dogs were also recorded. Wet and unstained blood film shows no motility hence no motile haemoparasite while the Giemsa stained blood smear techniques of both thick and thin film, showed the presence of only Babesia spp in 89 (59.3%), while 61 (40.7%) were negative for any haemoparasite.

KEYWORDS
Haemoparasite

Cite this paper
N. Ifeoma, "The Prevalence of Haemoparasitic Infection in Dogs Attending ECWA Vertinary Clinic, Bukuru, Jos South Local Government Area, Plateau State," Advances in Microbiology, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2013, pp. 302-308. doi: 10.4236/aim.2013.33043.
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