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Mini Review - Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Allied Science (2022) Volume 6, Issue 5

Sheeps infected with protozoal parasites

Francis Collins*

Department of Animal Science, The University of Queensland, Gatton, Australia

Corresponding Author:
Francis Collins
Department of Animal Science
The University of Queensland
Gatton, Australia
E-mail:
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Received: 30-Aug-2022, Manuscript No. AAVMAS-22-78047; Editor assigned: 01-Sep-2022, PreQC No. AAVMAS-22-78047(PQ); Reviewed: 15-Sep-2022, QC No. AAVMAS-22-78047; Revised: 20-Sep-2022, Manuscript No. AAVMAS-22-78047(R); Published: 27-Sep-2022, DOI:10.35841/2591-7978-6.5.122

Citation: Collins F. Sheeps infected with protozoal parasites. J Vet Med Allied Sci. 2022;6(5):122

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The protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii could be a serious cause of fetal mortality in sheep and goats. Oocysts is the parasite stage responsible for starting infection, are produced following a primary disease in cats. Protozoan parasites are a main cause of fetus removal and infertility in domestic ruminants. Toxoplasma gondii and Sarcocystis species are a common cause of extensive abortion in animals. Coccidia and Cryptosporidium are both protozoal parasites that can cause disease in young animals, especially calves, driving to scour which is regularly fatal in case left untreated.

Toxoplasma gondii is an essential disease in pregnant sheep and goats can build up a placental and fetal disease which may result in fetal passing and resorption, abortion or stillbirth. Giardia protozoa live within the little digestive system, where they connect and increase [1]. They create blisters that are passed within the feces. Transmission happens when a dog eats these cysts, either through contact with an tainted canine or a contaminated environment. Bovine tropical theileriosis may be a tick-borne disease caused by Theileria annulata, an intracellular protozoan parasite. It may be a lymphoproliferative illness with high mortality and morbidity in cattle.

Coccidiosis could be a parasitic infection of the intestinal tract of animals caused by coccidian protozoa. The infection spreads from one animal to another by contact with infected feces or ingestion of infected tissue. Diarrhea, which may ended up bloody in serious cases, is the essential side effect. Most creatures contaminated with coccidia are asymptomatic, but youthful or immunocompromised animals may endure serious side effects and passing. Puppies are habitually infected with coccidia from the feces of their mother, and are more likely to create coccidiosis due to their undeveloped resistant systems. Stress can trigger side effects in vulnerable animals [2]. In dogs, there are two common protozoan parasites we see are Giardia and Coccidia. These parasites cause disease within the intestinal tracts of dogs, resulting in loose bowels. Both are infectious and difficult to dispose of from the environment. Whereas most dogs with coccidiosis are frequently asymptomatic, puppies and immunocompromised dogs may create extreme bloody, mucoid diarrhoea [3].

Protozoan parasites are responsible for causing extreme contaminations both in people and creatures around the world. The disease is basically transmitted by arthropod vectors, or through blood transfusion [4]. The imperative hemoprotozoan infections of veterinary significance are trypanosomosis, theileriosis, babesiosis, and anaplasmosis, which are caused by a few species of animals, the affect of infections caused by these living beings on wellbeing and efficiency of cultivate animals. Babesiosis is caused by hemotropic protozoa, this protozoan parasitizes the erythrocytes of wild and residential animals. The disease has long been recognized as an economically imperative disease of cattle, horses, and dogs and has picked up expanding consideration as an rising zoonotic infection. Bovine babesiosis or red water fever is predominant in cattle [5].

Diseases including parasitic protozoa can cause productivity losses and diminish the quality of life of infected animals. Parasitic protozoa are single-celled living beings that have the capacity to attack the tissues and cells of humans and other animals, causing an extend of therapeutic results, from nonthreatening to serious illness. Two common intestinal parasites found in canines are Coccidia, microscopic protozoans that live within the intestinal wall. Giardia, the foremost common intestinal parasite around the world. Giardiasis, an infection of the small intestine caused by the presence of Giardia, happens when dogs ingest infected offspring that are shed in another animal's feces. Most dogs with giardiasis will not show with indications such as chronic diarrhea and vomiting, the presence of the parasite may still lead to a malabsorption of supplements, harm to the intestinal lining and risky digestion.

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