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ZANETTE, Régis Adriel et al. Occurrence of Trypanosoma evansi in equines in Cruz Alta, RS, Brazil. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2008, vol.38, n.5, pp. 1468-1471. ISSN 0103-8478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-84782008000500045.
This study aimed at describing the occurrence of Trypanosoma evansi in equines from the city of Cruz Alta, RS, Brazil, relating epidemiological aspects and clinical signs of the infection. The tripanosomiasis occurred in a rural area of Cruz Alta, RS. Clinical signs presented by four animals were stiff and incoordinated gait of the pelvic members, although they were in good nutritional status, without fever, well-hydrated and eating normally. Blood samples were collected from the mares for hemogram. Increased levels of plasmatic proteins, leukocytosis, eosinophilia, and limphocytosis were observed in animals with clinical signs. Flagellated forms of T. evansi were observed in the blood smear of three animals.
Keywords : Trypanosoma evansi; surra; equines.