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Easy Diagnose and Cure Terrible Canine Babesiosis

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A free online class brought to you by Bioguard

Get familiar with canine babesiosis. Sponsored by Bioguard Corporation and presented by Dr. Rick Jun-Yue Wong this is the next webinar you don't want to miss.

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Canine babesiosis caused by Babesia gibsoni is one of the most common and devastating tick-borne diseases in dogs, especially in Asia. The tropical marine climate in Taiwan provides a suitable environment for tick infestation. Successful treatment of B. gibsoni is a huge challenge in routine practice. No previous study has reported drug or treatment protocols that could cure all the study animals diagnosed with babesiosis. Most of the treatment drugs are unavailable in Taiwan, as the government has not legally approved their use. This poses a challenge for veterinarians in Taiwan to treat dogs infected with B. gibsoni. The lecture will introduce how to easily diagnose Canine Babesiosis by in-house PCR and the safe use of Clindamycin, Doxycycline, and Metronidazole regimen to cure B. gibsoni.


Dr. Rick Jun-Yue Wong earned his D.V.M. degree from National Taiwan University and his M.S. in Veterinary Medicine from National Chung Hsing University. Dr. Wong is a highly skilled veterinarian with over 24 years of experience in the field. His specialty and interests include cardiovascular medicine, internal medicine, tick-borne diseases, and image diagnosis. In 2002, Dr. Wong founded Cambridge Animal Hospital in Taipei City, where he continues to provide excellent care to animals and also conducts training programs for young veterinarians. His exemplary contributions to veterinary science were recognized when he received the Clinical Veterinary Elite Award in 2017 in Taiwan. Dr. Wong's extensive knowledge and expertise have also led him to be a sought-after speaker, delivering over a hundred lectures worldwide. His significant impact on the field was further acknowledged with the Exceptional Merit in Veterinary Award at the 2016 East and West Small Animal Veterinary Conference in China. Dr. Wong also serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Post-Baccalaureate Veterinary Medicine at Asia University, mentoring emerging veterinary professionals.

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May. 22

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8 PM – 9 PM

Taipei Local Time

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Diagnosis of Canine Babesiosis

Babesiosis is a global disease affecting domestic and wild animals, as well as humans. It is caused by the Babesia parasites, which are protozoan piroplasms. In dogs, these parasites invade and destroy red blood cells. The most prevalent Babesia species affecting dogs include the large forms such as B. canis, B. vogeli, and B. rossi, as well as the small forms, such as more virulent B. gibsoni, which is notably more difficult to treat. Despite treatment and apparent recovery, dogs can suffer from recurrent episodes of the disease. Accurate molecular detection and identification of the specific Babesia species are crucial for choosing the appropriate treatment and forecasting the disease progression in dogs affected by babesiosis.

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Canine babesiosis is mainly transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. Other, less common routes of transmission include blood transfusions and direct contact between open wounds and infected blood. There is also a possibility that the infection can be passed from mother to offspring through the placenta.

Clinical symptoms

The clinical signs of babesiosis vary widely in severity, from acute collapse and systemic shock to a severe hemolytic crisis, to mild and gradually progressing infections that might not immediately show noticeable symptoms. Typically observed clinical signs include unusually dark urine, fever, lethargy, paleness of mucous membranes, listlessness, enlarged lymph nodes, and an increased size of the spleen.


Blood smear examination remains a practical diagnostic method for babesiosis in dogs, with microscopy being the simplest and most accessible test for many veterinarians. However, a sufficient level of parasites in the blood is necessary for accurate detection through this method.

Rapid antibody tests for Babesia spp. can also be conducted in veterinary clinics, providing results within 5 to 10 minutes. A positive result indicates either an active infection or a previous exposure to the pathogen.

Real-time PCR testing offers a highly sensitive alternative by detecting Babesia DNA in whole blood samples. This method not only surpasses the sensitivity of blood smear examination but also helps confirm an active infection by identifying the specific DNA of the pathogen. Additionally, PCR testing enables more precise identification of the Babesia species infecting the dog, aiding in targeted treatment strategies.


Bioguard’s Qmini PCR can detect different species of Babesia DNA in 90 minutes at your clinics using EDTA whole blood as samples.

To learn more about Qmini PCR, click here
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