Comparative study of Anaplasma parasites in tick carrying buffaloes and cattle
RAJPUT Z.I.1, HU Song-hua 2, ARIJO A.G.3, HABIB M.4, KHALID M.5 (1Directorate of Animal Husbandry, Shahbaz Building, Block-A, Sindh Hyderabad, Pakistan) (2Department of Veterinary Medicine, School of Animal Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310029, China) (3Department of Parasitology, Sindh Agriculture University, Tando Jam, Pakistan) (4Department of Veterinary Microbiology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan) (5Department of Biological Sciences, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan)
A comparative study on the prevalence of Anaplasma parasite was conducted on ticks carrying buffaloes and cattle. Five hundred blood samples of both animals (250 of each) were collected during February, March and April. Thin blood smears on glass slides were made, fixed in 100% methyl alcohol and examined. Microscopic examination revealed that 205 (41%) animals had Anaplasma parasites, out of which 89, 44 and 72 animals had Anaplasma marginale, Anaplasma centrale and mixed infection respectively. Infected buffaloes and cattle were 75 and 130 respectively. The infection in female was 53 and 92 in buffaloes and cattle respectively. Twenty-two and 92 blood samples of male were found positive in buffaloes and cattle respectively. Com- parative study revealed that the cattle were 26.82% more susceptible than buffaloes. The parasite prevailing percentage in female of both animals was slightly higher than that of the male. This investigation was aimed at studying the comparative prevalence of Anaplasma parasite in tick carrying buffaloes and cattle.
【CateGory Index】： S852.7;S941.5;