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INTAS POLIVET
Year : 2018, Volume : 19, Issue : 1
First page : ( 83) Last page : ( 84)
Print ISSN : 0972-1738. Online ISSN : 2249-8796.

Therapeutic management of dermatophilosis-A clinical study of 5 cows

Vasu Resma K.1,*, Philip Laiju M.2, Vasu Resmi K.2

College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU), Pookode, Wayanad-673576 (Kerala)

1Research Assistant College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU), Pookode, Wayanad-673576 (Kerala)

2Assistant Professor College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU), Pookode, Wayanad-673576 (Kerala)

3Research Assistant College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU), Pookode, Wayanad-673576 (Kerala)

*Corresponding author. E-mail: resmakvasu@gmail.com

Online published on 5 November, 2018.

Abstract

The study was conducted to identify the etiology for dermatitis in cattle and to adopt treatment measures. Skin scrapping was collected from affected animals. Microscopic examination and culture revealed coccoid organism with tram track appearance confirmative for Dermatophilus congolensis and found to be most sensitive to Cefadroxil followed by Tetracycline. Animals were treated using parenteral antibiotics like Oxytetracycline, anti-histaminics and topical application of Whitfield's ointment. Parenteral antibiotics and topical appliications assists in faster recovery and restoration.

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Keywords

Dermatophilosis, Dermatophilus congolensis, SDA agar, skin scrapping.

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