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Diseases of the Ear: General Principles Of Management

The therapeutic plan for otitis externa requires identification of the primary disease process and perpetuating factors. Ideally management is aimed at thoroughly cleaning and drying the ear canal, removing or managing the primary factors, controlling perpetuating factors, administering appropriate topical or systemic therapy (or both), and evaluating response to therapy. Ear Cleaning Ear cleaning serves… Read More »

Therapy For Specific Diseases Of The External Ear Canal

Ectoparasites Thorough cleaning of the external ear canal, treatment of all household pets, and whole-body therapy should be considered in the treatment regimen for ear mites. Pets with no clinical signs may be asymptomatic carriers and a reservoir for reinfestation. Otic parasiticides such as pyrethrins, rotenone, amitraz, and carbaryl must be administered every 24 hours… Read More »

Guttural Pouch Mycosis

Guttural pouch mycosis is the most common cause of serious epistaxis that is not related to exercise or trauma. Massive epistaxis may be the first and only outward clinical sign of fungal invasion of the guttural pouch. In other horses, infection results in chronic mucoid or serosan-guineous nasal discharge, with or without cranial nerve dysfunction.… 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 »

Treatment of Cutaneous Habronemiasis

Antiinflammatory Drugs Because a hypersensitivity reaction to the larvae is believed to be one of the major causes in the pathogenesis of this skin disease, treatment usually involves some form of either topical or systemic steroid therapy. The most common steroids used in topical preparation are dexamethasone and triamcinolone. These steroids are most commonly combined… Read More »

Roundworms in Dogs and Cats

1. Oesophagus Spirocerca lupi is found in nodules in the oesophagus and, less frequently, the stomach of the dog, in all hot countries and in Europe. It is a reddish worm. The male is 3 to 5 cm long. The intermediate hosts are various beetles and cockroaches. The disease is often undiagnosed during life, but… Read More »

Roundworms in Pigs

1. Stomach The most important worm here is Hyostrongylus rubidus. Its life-cycle is direct. (See also THIN SOW SYNDROME.) The latter may sometimes be due to various species of Oesophagostomum worms. (See OESOPHAGOSTOMIASIS.) 2. Small intestine Ascaris suum. This worm is a very common parasite of pigs in all countries. The eggs have a remarkable… Read More »

Helminths

Helminthic infestation is common in dogs and cats. Some species are pathogenic in large numbers, and others are nonpathogenic. Roundworm Ascarids Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonina are found in dogs, and Toxocara can and Toxascaris leonina are found in cats. T. canis can be transmitted across the placenta and T. canis and T. cati through… 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 »