Journal of Parasitic Diseases

, Volume 40, Issue 4, pp 1239–1242 | Cite as

Escalations in the incidence of canine babesiosis over a period of 8 years (2006–2013) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Latha Bhaskaran Ravi
  • Dhivya BhoopathyEmail author
  • Vairamuthu Subbiah
Original Article


Epidemiological studies on the incidence and prevalence of disease will help in the monitoring and surveillance of diseases thus preventing occurrence of an epidemic. This study focuses on the variations in the incidences of canine babesiosis over a period of 8 years in Chennai. Variations have been noticed to in the incidence of the species of Babesia affecting dogs. There has been an escalation in the incidence of B.gibsoni infection during the study period. The factors such as seasonal, age, sex and breed influences on the incidence have been studied.


Canine babesiosis Babesia canis Babesia gibosoni Incidence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Latha Bhaskaran Ravi
    • 1
  • Dhivya Bhoopathy
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vairamuthu Subbiah
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary ParasitologyMadras Veterinary CollegeChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Centralised Clinical LaboratoryMadras Veterinary CollegeChennaiIndia

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