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Hepatic schistosomiasis in camel (Camelus dromedarius)


Schistosomiasis is an economically important disease of domestic livestock. It is considered as a chronic and wasting disease, usually remains unnoticed and undiagnosed until the animals lose weight drastically. Investigations on the occurrence of the disease in 137 dromedary camels revealed low prevalence of 1.45 % in the north–west part of Thar Desert. The surface of the liver showed grossly visible small granulomatous lesions and variable numbers of depressions and/or shallow furrows. Histopathological examination of the lesions demonstrated eggs of schistosome spp. in the lesions besides sclerosis, thrombophlebitis, arteriosclerosis and bile duct proliferative hyperplasia in the portal triad.

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The authors are thankful to the Dean of the College of Veterinary and Animal Science, Bikaner for providing required facilities to carry out this study.

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Singh, T., Borah, M.K., Dadhich, H. et al. Hepatic schistosomiasis in camel (Camelus dromedarius). Comp Clin Pathol 22, 989–991 (2013).

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  • Hepatic
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Histopathology