Histo-pathological Detection of Leishmaniasis in Dogs Tissue

M. H. QURESHI, A. G. ARIJO, M. I. QURESHI, A. SETHAR, A. B. KACHIWA, G. H. SETHAR, N. A. KHAN

Abstract


The present research project was designed to calculate the Cutaneous Leishmaniasis infection in dogs few districts of Sindh, Pakistan. Dogs were screened for Cutaneous Leishmaniasis and potential Leishmaniasis positive cases were identified on the basis of active skin lesions. Affected tissues were collected and processed for Histo-pathological analysis. Dermal tissues of 35 domestic and 10 stray dogs were collected from Dadu, Hyderabad, and Jamshoro revealed that out of 45 dog samples, 30(66.66%) were positive for Cutaneous Leishmaniasis. The percentage of infection was 15(33.33%) positive in district Dadu, 10(22.22%) from district Hyderabad and 05 (11.11%) from district Jamshoro.

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