• Some haematological changes in a freshwater catfishHeteropneustes fossilis, infected with the trypanosome,Trypanosoma maguri

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      Fish; trypanosome; haematology; Trypanosoma maguri

    • Abstract


      Some changes in the haematologicaJ values of the fishHeteropneustes fossilis which were infected with trypanosomes are presented. The presence of trypanosomes in the blood caused conspicuous changes in TEC, TLC, Hb, MCH and DLC values, correlated with the intensity of infection. In general anaemia accompanied with erythropenia, microcytosis, macrocytosis, basophilia or polychromasia, vacuolization of blood cells was noted. The TLC value showed interesting and contrasting results.

    • Author Affiliations


      B D Joshi1 R Dabral1

      1. Department of Zoology, Kumaun University Campus, Almora - 263 601, India
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