Clinical Management of Dermatophytosis and Staphylococcal Pyoderma Co-Infection in A Pitbull Dog

Authors

  • Amit Verma a:1:{s:5:"en_US";s:14:"SVPUAT, Meerut";}
  • Afroz Afroz
  • Desh Deepak
  • Arbind Singh
  • Surendra Upadhayay
  • Amit Kumar
  • Tarun Sarkar

Keywords:

Dog, Dermatophytosis, Pyoderma, Staphylococcus spp., Skin infection

Abstract

The present report discussed the diagnosis and therapeutic management of dermatophytosis and staphylococcal pyoderma coinfection in a Pitbull dog. A three-year-old male Pitbull dog was presented at the veterinary clinical complex with a history of skin lesions, mild itching, bilateral ocular discharge, and difficulty walking due to pedal lesions without any response to Ivermectin administration. Clinical examination revealed focal alopecia over the dorsal side of the body, lesions around the eyes and margins of ears, crust formation on all over the body including the scrotal region, pododermatitis, congested mucus membrane, mildly swollen lymph nodes, a rectal temperature of 102.8°F and negative pinna pedal reflex. Three samples (impression smear, deep skin scraping, and some hair and debris) were collected for further diagnosis. The etiological agents were identified on the basis of the presence of fungal hyphae in skin scrapping and antimicrobial sensitivity testing. Treatment consisted of a combination of systemic antibacterial (Cefadroxil) and antifungal (Itraconazole) drugs selected on the basis of in vitro antimicrobial susceptibility tests along with the topical application of Nebasulf Powder. A slight improvement in pedal lesions was noticed one week after the therapy and the dog showed marked recovery after 20 days of treatment.

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31-10-2022

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Verma, A., Afroz, A., Deepak, D., Singh, A., Upadhayay, S., Kumar, A., & Sarkar, T. (2022). Clinical Management of Dermatophytosis and Staphylococcal Pyoderma Co-Infection in A Pitbull Dog. International Journal of Livestock Research, 12(10), 33–35. Retrieved from http://ijlr.org/ojs_journal/index.php/ijlr/article/view/128

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