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ACUTE HEAPTOZOONOSIS CAUSED BY HEPATOZOON CANIS IN DOGS IN SRI LANKA
Journal - Sri Lanka Veterinary Journal (volume: 64(1))
Volume - 64(1)
Year - 2017
Page Number - 8
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Clinical Communication

S.L.Vet.J. 2017, 64:1(A): 8-11

http://doi.org/10.4038/slvj.v64i1A.19

Clinical communication

ACUTE HEAPTOZOONOSIS CAUSED BY HEPATOZOON CANIS IN DOGS IN SRI LANKA

Ushani Atapattu, D.R. Anuruddhika Dissanayake, I.D. Silva, D.G.S.S. Bulumulla, N.G.D.A.K. Neelwala and Tharindu Wijekoon

Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of Peradeniya

SUMMARY: Canine hepatozoonosis caused by H. canis is usually recognized as a mild clinical disease characterized by mild anaemia and lethargy. Complicated clinical manifestations of H. Canis infection have been occasionally observed in dogs. This clinical communication describes acute hepatozoonosis in five dogs characterized by neurological symptoms, ataxia or paresis, emaciation and anaemia.

Keywords: hepatozoonosis, H. canis, Canine, anaemia