Clinical Management of Acute Kidney Injury in Dogs with Babesiosis: A Case Report

Naba Jyoti Deka *

Department of Veterinary Biochemistry, College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Guwahati-781022, Assam, India.

Dhruba Jyoti Kalita

Department of Veterinary Biochemistry, College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Guwahati-781022, Assam, India.

Derhasar Brahma

Department of Microbiology, College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Guwahati-781022, Assam, India.

Chinmoy Dutta

Department of Livestock Production & Management, College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Guwahati-781022, Assam, India.

Ajoy Bania

Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Government of Assam, India.

Jyotirmoy Saharia

Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Government of Assam, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

One two-year-old Indian local dog was presented with a history of low appetite, urinary incontinence, hind leg weakness for last 3 days. Upon physical inspection, notable findings included high rise of temperature (104.1°F), dehydration, pale mucous membranes, anuria, recumbency and severe debilitation. RBC count, Hb level were lowered. The animal showed high level of serum creatinine, blood urea nitrogen and thrombocytopenia. Based on blood smear examination and haematology, the case was diagnosed as canine babesiosis with acute kidney injury. The case was successfully treated with combined therapy of Diminazene aceturate and Doxycycline supplemented with renal support.

Keywords: Canine babesiosis, acute kidney injury, diminazene, doxyclycline, blood smear, haematology


How to Cite

Deka, N. J., Kalita , D. J., Brahma , D., Dutta , C., Bania , A., & Saharia , J. (2024). Clinical Management of Acute Kidney Injury in Dogs with Babesiosis: A Case Report. Advances in Research, 25(3), 113–116. https://doi.org/10.9734/air/2024/v25i31055

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