DERMATOPHYTOSIS IN A NOMADIC CIRCUS CAMEL AND ITS MANAGEMENT WITH MICONAZOLE THERAPY
Journal Year: 2020
Journal Month: December
Published On: 02-01-2021 11:40:00
Article DOI: 10.5958/2277-8934.2020.00053.3

M. Veeraselvam1, P. Selvaraj2, K. Jayalakshmi3, S. Yogeshpriya4, M. Venkatesan5,
N. Premalatha6, M. Saravanan7 and P.K. Ramkumar8
1,3,4 and 5Assistant Professor, Professor6, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Assistant Professor7,8,
Veterinary Clinical Complex Veterinary College and Research Institute,
TANUVAS, Orathanadu, Thanjavur 614 625, Tamil Nadu, India
2Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Madras Veterinary College,
TANUVAS, Vepery, Chennai 600 007, Tamil Nadu, India
ABSTRACT


The present study reports the incidence of dermatophytosis in a circus dromedary aged about 2.5 years with emphasis on clinical signs, laboratory examination and treatment. Camel had skin problem persisting for a month. Skin scrapings were collected from the affected camel and examined by direct microscopy method and cultural examination for isolation and identification by standard protocols. It documented the presence of superficial dermatophyte - Trichophyton spp skin infection in the affected camel. The camel was treated with Miconazole topical therapy combination and it resulted in an initiation of recovery by 7th day and complete recovery was reported by fourth week.
Key words: Dromedary camel, dermatophytosis, miconazole therapy


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