Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

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Hemogram of buffaloes (bubalus bubalis) wormed and nonwormed by helminthes

Bastianetto, EduardoliaariliaariliaariliaCerqueira Leite, Romário

The gastrointestinal parasitoses of domestic animals have a great impact on the hematological status but nonethelessresearch on this subject concerning buffaloes is rare. Thus, the blood profile of buffalo calves naturally infected by parasitesfrom the seventh to the 300th day of life. Animals were distributed in three experimental groups treated with ivermectin,fenbendazole, and placebo, respectively. Changes of hematological parameters were related to the presence of adultgastrointestinal nematodes, which were diagnosed and identified by the presence of eggs in the feces of wormed animals ascompared to those medicated.

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