Tag Archives: Griseofulvin

Soft Palate Abnormalities

The palate is an important anatomic structure because it divides the oral and nasal cavities. Abnormalities of the palate result from incomplete closure of the primary or secondary palate (or both) during fetal development. The primary palate develops into the lip and incisive bone. The secondary palate becomes the hard and soft palate. Cleft palate… Read More »

Sporotrichosis

Sporotrichosis: Etiology Sporotrichosis is a mycotic disease caused by the dimorphic fungus Sporothrix schenckii. S. schenckii exists in a mycelial form at environmental temperatures (25°-30° C) and as a yeast form in body tissues (37° C). The organism is distributed worldwide and can be found preferentially in soils that are rich in decaying organic matter.… Read More »

Treatment of Pastern Dermatitis

The appropriate therapy obviously involves identification of the predisposing, perpetuating, and primary factors. In general, avoiding pastures/paddocks with mud, water, or sand may minimize predisposing factors. Keeping patients stalled during wet weather and until morning dew has dried is often rewarding. Use of alternate sources of bedding may be beneficial because the chemicals in treated… Read More »

Dermatophytosis

Dermatophytosis is a common, contagious, superficial fungal infection of keratinized tissues — including the superficial epidermis, hair, and, less commonly, hooves. Synonyms include ringworm or “girth itch.” Horses of all ages can become infected with dermatophytes, but young horses are more commonly affected. Although multiple fungal genera are capable of producing dermatophytosis, the majority of… Read More »

Antifungal drugs

Treatment of fungal infections may include either systemic or topical medication. Topical antifungal drugs are used for the treatment of fungal infections of the skin, ear, and eye. Systemic antifungal drugs are discussed below. Discussion of dermatophytosis (ringworm) and topical treatment is included in site. Griseofulvin is the main systemic medication used although ketoconazole or… Read More »

Antibacterial drugs

1 Beta-lactam antibacterials 2 Tetracyclines 3 Aminoglycosides 4 Macrolides and lincosamides 5 Chloramphenicols 6 Sulphonamides and potentiated sulphonamides 7 Nitrofurans 8 Nitroimidazoles 9 Quinolones 10 Pleuromutilins 11 Other antibacterial drugs 12 Compound antibacterial preparations Selection of a suitable drug Bacterial sensitivity. Antibacterial drugs are often used unnecessarily and sometimes (as in uncomplicated diarrhoea) when they… Read More »

Ringworm

A contagious skin disease caused by the growth of certain fungi, which live either upon the surface of the skin or in the hairs of the areas affected. Ringworm may affect any of the domesticated animals, but it is probably commonest in young store cattle when they are enclosed in buildings during winter, and in… Read More »

Siamese

Origin of the cat breed: Siam (Thailand) Cats Coat: Short and tight coat Color of cat: Body pale milky or beige with mask ears, tail, and feet another color The color is always restricted to points: seal, chocolate, blue or lilac mask, ears, tail and feet. The body is of medium size with a long,… Read More »

Abyssinian

Origin of the cat breed: Egypt Cats Coat: Short hair with soft, silky and dense texture; comb daily Color of cat: Ruddy (orange-brown), red and blue which is a soft blue-gray The Abyssinian is a medium size cat with a wedge-shaped head. The eyes are large almond shaped with the ears large. The tail is… Read More »