Canine Babesiosis – A Case Report


Babesiosis is a life-threatening disease of dogs caused by Babesia gibsoni and Babesia canis. A three years old male German shepherd dog weighing 30 kg was presented to Veterinary Polyclinic, Jalandhar with the history of voiding blood mixed urine, vomiting and icterus. History of vaccination and deworming was regular. The animal was treated with single shot of diaminazene aceturate (BERENIL-RTU, Intervet India Pvt.Ltd.,Pune, Maharashtra, India) @ 3.5 mg/kg body weight intramuscularly. Injection Oxytetracycline @ 10 mg/kg body and Dextrose Normal Saline Intra Venus along with injection Mecovet w e r e administered for a week. The dog showed good response and uneventful recovery.

Key words: canine, babesiosis, icterus, diaminazene aceturate,