VERMINOUS PNEUMONIA IN A CALF FROM A DAIRY FARM UNIT, A CASE STUDY

Nasrollah V. Nour, Salehi Alireza

Abstract


Following a report of a respiratory problem in a calf’s head with an approximate age of 60 days, a livestock unit has undergone basic examinations. Symptoms such as coughing, epistaxis and fever of 40°C were observed. Antibiotics along with serum were prescribed as treatment but the calf has been wasted after a week. With an autopsy and the lung examination, a huge amount of white and thick mucosal secretions as well as a number of parasite larvae have also been isolated within the bronchi. The morphological characteristics of these larvae have been confirmed by Dictyocaulus viviparus parasite infection. Basically, the role of parasitic agents in the development of pneumonia in calves is very significant. Due to the lesser consideration of the role of parasitic agents in the calf’s pneumonia and in addition to the high cost of treatment, this, ultimately leads to the death of calves. Therefore, in dealing with such cases, Para clinical tests such as stool test is also suggested


Keywords


Verminous pneumonia, calf, farm

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.33865/wjb.004.01.0196

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