Therapeutic management of Babesia canis induced cerebra babesiosis in a German shepherd dog


  • Deepika Singh
  • Rajat Singh
  • Deshdeepak
  • M V Jithin
  • Ajit Kumar Singh
  • Arbind Singh
  • V K Varun
  • Amit Verma a:1:{s:5:"en_US";s:14:"SVPUAT, Meerut";}


Cerebral babesiosis, doxycycline, Imidocarb, tetraparesis, ticks


A four years old male German shepherd dog was presented to Veterinary Clinical Complex, SVPUAT, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh with a history of scrotal infection, pyrexia, tetraparesis, generalized seizures, blindness, stupor and vocalization. Clinical examination revealed lymphadenopathy, loss of pupillary reflex, tetraparesis, elevated rectal temperature (1050F), tachyarrhythmia and infestation of Rhiphicephalus spp ticks. On the basis of clinical signs, the case was tentatively diagnosed as cerebral babesiosis and the patient was transferred to the critical care unit. Blood sample was collected for blood smear and hematobiochemical examination. The therapy was initiated with topical bath of water, oxygen therapy and rectal administration of diazepam, intravenous administration of fluid therapy, Mannitol, doxycycline, flunixin meglumyne and B complex for 5 days. Imidocarb dipropionate was subcutaneously administered @ 6.6 mg/kg body weight. Improvement in condition of dog was appreciated with establishment of normal rectal temperature, absence of seizure for next twenty four hours and improvement in the demeanour of dog. Drugs were well tolerated by the dog with establishment of appetite from day 5 and complete recovery after 21 days


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Singh, D., Singh, R., Deshdeepak, Jithin, M. V., Singh, A. K., Singh, A., … Verma, A. (2024). Therapeutic management of Babesia canis induced cerebra babesiosis in a German shepherd dog. International Journal of Livestock Research, 14(4). Retrieved from

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