The Journal of Advances in Parasitology

Research Article
J. Adv. Parasitol. 5(4): 56-58
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S. Sivajothi* , B. Sudhakara Reddy

College of Veterinary Science, Proddatur - 516360, Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Abstract | The present communication is a report about the morphological description of the gravid segments of Dipylidium caninum infection in non- descriptive dogs in a kennel. Seven adult dogs were showing the history of reduced feed intake, frequent diarrhoea, progressive emaciation and scooting behaviour for eight days in a kennel. Physical examination of the dogs revealed flea infestation, mild abdominal pain and foul smelling stools. One of the dogs showed the passing of white coloured parasitic segments from the anus. Faecal examination showed the presence of D. caninum egg pockets and microscopic examination of the processed parasitic segments were identified as they were gravid segments of D.caninum. Dogs were free from parasitic ova on the ninth day of revisit after administration with praziquantel@10 mg/kg body weight orally.

Keywords | Dipylidium caninum, Dogs, Stools, Zoonotic, Praziquantel, Proglottid