Hematological and biochemical profile of dogs infected with Dirofilaria immitis the locality Algodoal Island, Pará

  • Indira Nadja Vasconcelos de Oliveira
  • Hanniele Rosa Moreira
  • Pedro Ivan Fazio Junior
  • Larissa Renata Silva de Castro
  • Carlos Eduardo Donza Trindade
  • Daniela Kaisa de Oliveira Bezerra
  • Ene Almeida Oliveira Madeira
  • Milton Begeres de Almeida
  • Julio Israel Fernandes
Keywords: Dirofilariasis, dogs, hematology, serum biochemistry

Abstract

ABSTRACT. Oliveira I.N.V., Moreira H.R., Fazio-Junior P.I., Castro L.R.S., Trindade C.E.D., Bezerra D.K.O., Madeira E.A.O., Almeida M.B. & Fernandes J.I. [Hematological and biochemical profile of dogs infected with Dirofilaria immitis the locality Algodoal Island, Pará.] Perfil hematológico e bioquímico de cães infectados por Dirofilaria immitis da localidade da Ilha de Algodoal, Pará. Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária, 35(Supl.2):74-80, 2013. Instituto de Veterinária, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, BR 465, Km 7, Seropédica, RJ 23897-000, Brasil. E-mail: vetjulio@yahoo.com.br Dirofilariasis is an important zoonosis that is the domestic dog the major host. Although most animals is asymptomatic, possible laboratory abnormalities can be found. The aim of this study was to evaluate the hematology and serum biochemistry of dogs naturally infected with Dirofilaria immitis microfilariae, from the Algodoal Island, located in the state of Pará. Diagnosis was done by identifying microfilaria through the modified Knott method. Out of 82 animals, 53 (64.63%) dogs were found positive and 29 (36.34%) negative. On physical examination, all animals were asymptomatic. The main findings in hematology were normocytic normochromic anemia, thrombocytopenia, lymphocytosis and basophilia. In the serum biochemistry, only urea values were above normal levels. It was not possible to identify findings that are pathognomonic of infection in dogs. However, laboratory evaluations should still be considered for diagnosis and treatment.

Published
2014-03-12
How to Cite
de Oliveira, I. N. V., Moreira, H. R., Junior, P. I. F., de Castro, L. R. S., Trindade, C. E. D., Bezerra, D. K. de O., Madeira, E. A. O., de Almeida, M. B., & Fernandes, J. I. (2014). Hematological and biochemical profile of dogs infected with Dirofilaria immitis the locality Algodoal Island, Pará. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 35(Supl.2), 74-80. Retrieved from http://rbmv.org/index.php/BJVM/article/view/680

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