When should we be testing for babesiosis in dogs? What concurrent diseases should we always consider in suspected cases?
In this free veterinary podcast produced by Davies Veterinary Specialists, Ian Battersby and Patricia Ibarrola give us background information on the different species of babesia and their respective geography. Transmission of this infectious disease varies depending on the species of babesia so this context is particularly important.
Next we find out how to diagnose babesia which can be done with relative confidence using in house cytology on a blood smear.
Babesiosis presents in one of three forms. We hear more about these and how severity and treatment both vary with species. Finally a word on how best to prevent infection.