Journal of Parasitic Diseases

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 129–134

Investigation of parasitic and bacterial diseases in pigs with analysis of hematological and serum biochemical profile

  • K. Kalai
  • R. S. Nehete
  • S. Ganguly
  • M. Ganguli
  • S. Dhanalakshmi
  • S. K. Mukhopadhayay
Short Communication


The present study was undertaken to evaluate various disease conditions prevalent in slaughtered pigs and zoonotic importance. The study was conducted on two hundred non-descript pigs slaughtered at an organized slaughter house, Mumbai. The animals included in the study were randomly selected. Post mortem examination of the animals was performed to note various disease conditions and tissues were collected for histopathology. Direct examination of stool was found negative for parasites. Gross and microscopical examination revealed presence of Ascarops strongylina, Sarcocyst, Hydatid cyst, Cysticercus cellulosae, Ascaris suum and Cysticercus tenuicollis, along with bacteria like Salmonella, Pseudomonas, Shigella, Streptococci, Proteus and Pasteurella spp. were isolated. Indirect ELISA was performed for detection of antibody titer in the pig serum against classical swine fever. Studies on hematological and serum biochemical profile revealed decreased total protein concentration and globulin level with leukocytosis and neutrophilia and in parasitic infections eosinophilia was evident.


Bacteria Classical swine fever Hematological Parasites Pigs Post mortem examination Serum biochemical profile 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Kalai
    • 1
  • R. S. Nehete
    • 1
  • S. Ganguly
    • 2
  • M. Ganguli
    • 3
  • S. Dhanalakshmi
    • 3
  • S. K. Mukhopadhayay
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary PathologyBombay Veterinary College, Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences UniversityMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.All India Coordinated Research Project on Post Harvest Technology (ICAR) [Kolkata Centre], Department of Fish Processing Technology, Faculty of Fishery SciencesWest Bengal University of Animal and Fishery SciencesKolkataIndia
  3. 3.Department of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary & Animal SciencesWest Bengal University of Animal and Fishery SciencesKolkataIndia

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