Cat’s external otitis – diagnose and treatment

Author: Janos Degi                                                                                                                       Affiliation: USAMB Timisoara, Facultatea de Medicină Veterinară

Otitis externa is a frequent finding in cats, with a prevalence rate of 2-10 % of all feline patients seen in general practice. Otodectes cyanotis, the ear mite, is responsible for approximately 50% of all feline otitis externa cases. However, other infectious and inflammatory conditions frequently either cause or predispose the cat to ear disease. In 20-30 % of chronic feline ear cases the initiating cause remains unknown.

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Anthelmintic control strategies for equines strongylidosis

Author: Mihai Cernea                                                                                                                     Affiliation: USAMV Cluj-Napoca, Facultatea de Medicină Veterinara

Equine strongylidosis study is a worldwide highly important topic due to the serious consequences this disease can induce both by simptomathology and by decreasing physical capacity of animals. Strongyls presence may modify behavior, fertility, physical condition, organism development through maturity, decreases resistance to other phatogenous agents and may even become the cause of death. Due to extension and prejudices these diseases can inflict, diagnosis of parasite invasions has to be made even for those with sub clinical evolution. This diagnosis must be followed by exact identification of the etiological agent involved as well as its genetical, biological and ecological characteristic, and also the possible resistance to specific medication, taking in to account the selection of certain antiparasitary medicine with enhanced efficacy. Regardless of the medicine or dehelmintization programme used, systematic investigation of resistant helminthes populations must constitute a sine qua non condition in modern parasitology.

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Diagnosticul si tratamentul dermatitei atopice la carnivore

Author: Gheorghe Solcan                                                                                                             Affiliation: USAMV Iasi, Facultatea de Medicina Veterinara

Atopy is defined as a type I hypersensitisation reaction, due to the genetic predisposition of some individuals to produce specific IgE and/or IgGd excessively after the contact with different aeroallergens inhaled and/or transdermal or digestively absorbed. The paper reveals the main methods of diagnose and therapy of the carnivore’s atopy.

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Equine gastric ulcer syndrome (Egus): diagnosis and therapy

Authors: T. Mot, H. Sărăndan, Cristina Petruse                                                                                 Affiliation: USAMVB Timisoara, Facultatea de medicina Veterinara

Equine gastric ulcer syndrome is especially reported in racing horses, with a prevalence of 60-90% in adults and 25-50% in foals. The ethiology of equine gastric ulcer is polifactorial, represented by nutritional factors, stress generated by training and captivity, drugs (corticosteroids-prednisolone, dexametasone, nesteroidic antiinflammatory drugs: flumixin-meglumine, fenilbutazone), duodenal refluence. The diagnosis is established on clinical signs and therapeutical response and it is confirmed by endoscopic exam. Therapeutically it is recomanded to administer: antiacide (aluminiu hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide), inhibitors of H2 receptors (cimetidine, ranitidine, famotidine), inhibitors of protons pump (Omeprazol), Sucralphate. Diagnosis and therapeutical aspects in equine gastric ulcer syndrome are presented in this study.

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