Cerebral babesiosis due to Babesia gibsoni in a dog - A case report
P V Tresamol, Usha Narayana Pillai, J Anumol, K Devada and M R Saseendranath

Dept. of Veterinary Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy - 680651, Thrissur, Kerala, India. 

Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.2013. 44:85-86.

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A case of cerebral babesiosis due to B.gibsoni in a dog charecterised by depression, weakness, ataxia, seizures and anorexia was described. It was successfully treated with a single dose of diminazene aceturate @7.5 mg/ kg BW. The report stresses the need for including cerebral babesiosis in the differential diagnosis of neurological disorders in dogs.

Keywords:- Cerebral Babesiosis, Babesia gibsoni