Document Type: Clinical Report

Authors

1 Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran.

2 Veterinary student, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran.

3 Resident of Animal Obstetrics and reproduction diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.

Abstract

Case Description- Hirudiniasis in the subglossal area is very rare. We describe an Iranian cross-breed goat-kid with two leeches’ infestation in his sublingual area.
Clinical Findings -The animal was referred to the veterinary clinic with a history of anorexia, teeth grinding and bleeding from the mouth. In clinical examination of the mouth, two leeches observed which attached to sublingual region.
Treatment and Outcome - Manual removal by forceps was done and all clinical signs were subsided.
Clinical Relevance-Most leeches are bloodsucking parasites which attach themselves to vertebrate hosts, bite through the skin and suck out a quantity of blood. Other than the nuisance effect of their biting, their medical significance is generally minimal
 

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