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CONRADO, Alexandre de Carvalho et al. Natural infection by Trypanosoma evansi in horses in the central area of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2005, vol.35, n.4, pp. 928-931. ISSN 0103-8478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-84782005000400029.
The objective of the research was to evaluate the mortality cause in horses on a farm in the central area of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Blood samples of nine animals were analysed using the microhematocrit technique and stain of buffy coast where in three samples the presence of Trypanosoma evansi was detected. The clinical signs presented by the animals were anemia, edema of the ventral parts of the body and incoordenation of the subsequent members. The techniques used are of fundamental importance in parasitologics selection samples to increase the chances of finding the protozoan.
Keywords : Trypanosoma evansi; horses; anemia; microhematocrit.