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Prevalence and Haemato-Biochemical Alterations in GI Helminthes Infected Dogs from Bareilly, India

Abdul Rouf Baba Kishori Lal Khuranna Sajad Ahmed Dar Owais Shabir Shah Mohd Iqbal Rather Tasaduk Khaliq
Vol 7(7), 166-171

The prevalence of intestinal helminthes and their effect on the hematological and biochemical parameters of 434 dogs was investigated. Of these animals, 20.74% were positive for Ancylostoma caninum, 14.74% were positive for Toxocara canis and 8.29% were found to harbour mixed infection of A. caninum and T. canis. The parasitized animals had significantly (P<0.01) lower levels of haemoglobin, packed cell volume and total erythrocyte counts and higher levels of total leucocyte count as compared to non-parasitized animals. Biochemical studies revealed higher (P<0.01) values of ALT and BUN in parasitized dogs whereas creatinine and alkaline phosphatase did not showed significant variation.

Keywords : Dogs Helminth Hemato-biochemical Parameters Prevalence

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