Journal of Parasitic Diseases

, Volume 41, Issue 4, pp 1162–1165 | Cite as

RETRACTED ARTICLE: Therapeutic management of trypanosomosis with ophthalmic involvement in a dog

  • S. K. Behera
  • K. Sarma
  • Parthasarathi Behera
  • M. Ayub Ali
Short Communication


The present report communicates a case of canine trypanosomosis with ophthalmic involvement, its diagnosis, hemato-biochemistry and therapeutic management in a 2 year old dog. The dog had history of bilateral corneal opacity and impaired vision since last 4 weeks. On the basis of history and clinical signs, a presumptive diagnosis of canine trypanosomosis was made followed by confirmation with Giemsa stained buffy coat smear examination. Therapeutic regimen was comprised of Diminazine aceturate @ 3.5 mg/kg deep IM for two occasions 24 h apart along with parenteral fluids, hematinics, NSAID and multivitamins which yielded favourable response by third day post-therapy. Haemato-biochemical parameters took nearly 14 days of time to return to near normal levels. Improvement with respect to corneal opacity took 6 weeks of time and the animal was followed up to 3 months without any recurrence.


Corneal opacity Diminazine aceturate Phenazone NSAID Trypanosomosis 


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Conflict of interest

All the contributing authors hereby certify that we have no commercial associations that might pose a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted article.

Ethical approval

All procedures (collection of blood from the animal and parenteral medicaments given) were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institution.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. K. Behera
    • 1
  • K. Sarma
    • 1
  • Parthasarathi Behera
    • 2
  • M. Ayub Ali
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary MedicineCollege of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Central Agricultural University, SelesihAizawlIndia
  2. 2.Department of Veterinary Physiology and BiochemistryCentral Agricultural University, SelesihAizawlIndia

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