Report on antemortem diagnosis of sarcocystosis in a buffalo

  • S. SivajothiEmail author
  • B. Sudhakara Reddy
Original Article


Sarcocystosis is one of the zoonotic parasitic diseases noticed in different species of animals. The diagnosis is difficult because of the long latency between infection and manifestation of a disease. Fourteen years old buffalo was referred to the hospital with a history of anorexia, diarrhea, cough, and chronic emaciation. Clinical examination revealed mild tympany and enlarged lymph nodes. Ultrasonography of the thorax revealed anechoic structures surrounding the heart along with the hyper echoic structures. Thoracic fluid was collected by the thoracocentesis and microscopic examination of the fluid revealed presence of the bradyzoites of Sarcocystis.


Buffalo Sarcocystis Microscopic Thoracic fluid 



The authors are thankful to the Dean, Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Tirupati for the facilities provided during the study.

Compliance with ethical standards

This article does not contain any studies with human participants performed by any of the authors. In the preset study, all applicable international, national, and/or institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals were followed.

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Veterinary ParasitologyProddaturIndia
  2. 2.College of Veterinary ScienceSri Venkateswara Veterinary UniversityProddaturIndia
  3. 3.Faculty of Veterinary MedicineDepartment of Veterinary Clinical ComplexProddaturIndia

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