Journal of Animal Health and Production

Case Report
J. Anim. Health Prod. 8(3): 130-133
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Saravanan M1*, Ramkumar PK1, Rani N3, Kannan K1, Selvaraj P4, Venkatesan M2, Yogespriya S2, Jayalakshmi K2, Senthilkumar S1

1Veterinary Clinical Complex; 2Department of Veterinary Medicine, VCRI Orathanadu; 3Department of Veterinary Parasitology, VCRI Namakkal. 4Department of Veterinary Medicine, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai -7.

Abstract | Mixed parasitic infection is a challenging task in terms of diagnosis and therapy and unidentified cases may lead to life threatening situation in humans and animals causing zoonosis. Here author report a case of a four month old male large white Yorkshire pig with the history of inappetence and chronic diarrhoea which is hemorrhagic in nature at its lateral stages of illness. Clinical, faecal examination and Egg per gram (EPG) studies were done to identify the presence of parasites. Large numbers of motile Balantidium coli, motile Ascaris suum larva and Ascaris suum eggs were seen under microscopic examination. EPG studies showed high counts for Trichuris suis, and Ascaris suum. Hematology revealed anemia and leukocytosis. Medical management consisting of fluid therapy, anti parasites and supportive therapy were given and pig was recovered uneventfully two weeks of treatment.

Keywords | Ascaris suum, Balantidium coli, Swine, Trichuris suis, Zoonosis