PREVALENCE OF CANINE BABESIOSIS IN LAHORE, PAKISTAN.
S. S. Ahmad , M .S. Khan and M A. Khan
Pet Centre, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore.
A study was conducted at Pet Centre, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore to record the seasonal prevalence of the Canine Babesiosis, during a period from Jan 2004 to December 2005.The blood samples were collected from the tip of the ear and blood smears stained with Diff-Quik and Giemsa stain, were examined under the microscope. According to the result the percentage of infection was highest during the month of September 2004 i.e., 3.13%. The overall percentage of these diseases for two years i.e 2004 – 2005 was 12.49% and 13.97%, respectively.
Key words: Dogs, Babesiosis, Lahore.