Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika, volume 35 issue 3 (september 2020) : 204-206

Diagnosis of surra in buffalo based on Clinical Symptoms

Vivek Agrawal, Giridhari Das, A.K. Jayraw, Gaya Prasad Jatav, Mukesh Shakya, Nirmala Jamara
1Department of Veterinary Parasitology, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Mhow-453 441, Madhya Pradesh, India.
  • Submitted08-10-2020|

  • Accepted21-10-2020|

  • First Online 07-12-2020|

  • doi 10.18805/BKAP241

Cite article:- Agrawal Vivek, Das Giridhari, Jayraw A.K., Jatav Prasad Gaya, Shakya Mukesh, Jamara Nirmala (2020). Diagnosis of surra in buffalo based on Clinical Symptoms. Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika. 35(3): 204-206. doi: 10.18805/BKAP241.
Blood samples were collected to diagnose the surra disease from 92 buffaloes showing clinical symptoms from January 2015 to December 2015 and prevalence was 22.83 per cent (21). In high  frequency group (>60 per cent), the clinical signs reduced milk yield (100.00 per cent), anorexia (95.24 per cent), anaemia (90.48 per cent), excitement (85.71 per cent), respiratory distress (71.43 per cent) and  fever (61.90 per cent) were recorded. Clinical signs like exophthalmia (52.38 per cent), edema of dependent parts (52.38 per cent), emaciation (42.86 per cent), and salivation (33.33 per cent) had moderate frequency (30-60 per cent) whereas clinical signs including nasal discharge (23.81 per cent), circling (19.05 per cent), depression (14.29 per cent), corneal opacity (14.29 per cent),  head pressing (9.52 per cent) and lacrimation (4.76 per cent) had low frequency of occurrence (<30 per cent). Therefore if buffalo is showing combination of above mentioned clinical symptoms, then he or she should be suspected for trypanosomosis and after examination of blood smear, immediate treatment should be recommended.   
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