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Clinical and hematological study of Trypanosoma brucei and Trypanosoma congolense in cattle in Mosul City, Iraq

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Author(s): Al-Badrani, B. A

Journal: Research Opinions in Animal & Veterinary Sciences
ISSN 2221-1896

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 92;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Cattle | Trypanosoma brucei' Trypanosoma congolense | Cattle | Iraq

ABSTRACT
An out-break of trypanosomosis was reported and subsequently investigated in Mosul city, Iraq. Twenty seven blood samples were received at the Clinical pathology Laboratory of Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Mosul, from fifteen cows (2-5 years old) and twelve calves (10-12 months old) of different farms located around Mosul city. Clinical signs of the infected animals revealed fever, progressive weight loss, anemia, and frequent recumbent position. Identification of trypanosome species were based on their motility using morphological differentiation on Giemsa or Leishman stained that showed trypomastigot which can be classified according to the biometrical data into T. brucei and T. congolense. A decreased was also observed in some blood parameters. To our knowledge, this is the first record of T. brucei and T. congolense infection in cattle. This study also suggested that trypanosomosis is associated with introduction of exotic breeds of cattle into Mosul, Iraq.
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