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Authors: Khatak, Narender
Advisor: Khurana, Rajesh
Title: Epidemiological and haematobiochemical studies in skin diseases of animals
Publisher: LUVAS
Language: en
Type: Thesis
Keywords: Haematology, Mange, Minerals, Skin disorders, Prevalence
Abstract: The epidemiological data of the skin diseases in buffaloes, cattle, pigs and sheep from various farms and in dogs brought at Teaching Veterinary Clinical Service Complex (TVCSC), from January 2004 to December 2007 was collected and analysed. At animal farms1096 animals were diagnosed suffering from different skin problems. It revealed sarcoptic mange, pediculosis and psoroptic mange in buffaloes; psoroptic mange in sheep; pediculosis in goats; sarcoptic mange in pigs and dermatophytosis, pruritus due to tick infestation, sarcoptic mange, demodectic mange, allergy dermatitis in cattle as important skin diseases. A total of 2278 cases of dogs were diagnosed suffering from various skin disorders at TVCSC. Sarcoptic mange was the most prevalent disease (29.3%) followed by pruritus due to tick infestation (23.9%). In dogs, maximum skin diseases were seen in young dogs of less than one year except demodectic mange (28.7%) and allergy dermatitis (26.7%) which were diagnosed more in adult dogs of 1-2 year age group and flea allergy dermatitis (31.7%) in 2-4 year age group. Male dogs suffered more than females with skin problems. Maximum prevalence of cases was from July to September i.e. IIIrd quarter. Spitz was the most affected breed. Significant decrease in the levels of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, copper and manganese was observed in the mange affected buffaloes. Significant low levels of phosphorus, copper, zinc, selenium and manganese were observed in dogs affected with mange. Significant eosinophilia and leucocytosis was observed in mange affected buffaloes and dogs.
Subject: Preventive Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology
Theme: Epidemiological and haematobiochemical studies in skin diseases of animals
These Type: M.V.Sc.
Issue Date: 2008
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