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of Trypanosoma evansi in Thrissur town -
Deepa G Menon and Litty Mathew
Vet World. 2008; 1(9): 275-277
There were report of two cases of Trypanosomiasis in thrissur
town. It is a disease complex caused by several species of
blood-and tissue-dwelling protozoan parasites. It affects cattle,
sheep, goats, pigs, horses, camels wild animals and man. Severity
of disease varies with species and age of the animal infected and
the species of trypanosome involved. Confirmation depends on
demonstrating trypanosomes in stained blood smears or wet mounts.
Animals can be given drugs prophylactically in areas with an
incidence. Drug resistance must be carefully monitored by frequent
blood examinations for trypanosomes in treated animals.
Protozoa, Thrissur, animal, Cattle.