Prevalence of Protozoan Diseases in Pet Dogs at District Veterinary Hospital, Sirajganj, Bangladesh
Keywords:Prevalence, Protozoan diseases, Sirajganj district
A study was conducted to investigate the prevalence of protozoan diseases of 272 sick pet dogs submitted to the District Veterinary Hospital (DVH), Sirajganj during the two years period from January, 2009 to December, 2010. A total 7 types of protozoan diseases were identified in only 61 dogs and their variation in prevalence were analyzed on the basis of age and sex. The overall prevalence of protozoan diseases of pet dogs in the study area was observed 22.42%.The highest prevalence (%) of the diseases was found as Giardiasis (42.62%) followed by Amoebiasis (26.23%), Coccidiosis (14.75%), Balantidiasis (9.84%), Toxoplasmosis (3.28%), Babesiosis (1.64%) and Leishmaniasis (1.64%). Age-wise highest cumulative prevalence (%) of protozoan diseases was identified in age group above 1 year (54.10%), compare to that in less than or equal to 1 year (45.90%) age groups of pet dogs. On the other hand, sex-wise overall cumulative prevalence (%) of the diseases of dog was noticed in the female (55.74%) than male (44.26%). Results of this study revealed that the protozoan disease problems of dogs may be high in Sirajganj district and it also showed that people of this district does not follow scientific method of dogs rearing.
Bangl. J. Vet. Med. (2014). 12 (2): 191-196