Dermatophilosis in a buffalo: A case report

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M. Ranjithkumar M. Saravanan S. Krishnakumar H. Pushkin Raj R. Saahithya S. Satheshkumar


Dermatophilosis is caused by Dermatophilus Congolensis, pandemic  but more prevalent in tropical countries. The present paper reports the successful diagnosis and treatment of dermatophilosis in a graded Murrah buffalo heifer. Three year-old graded Murrah heifer and weighing approximately 200 kg was referred to teaching veterinary clinical complex with the history of inappetence, pruritus, dirty yellow colored scabs and crusts all over the body. The scabs and crusts were collected for direct microscopy with the presence of filamentous and branching zoospores in the impression smears confirmed the dermatophilosis. The animal was treated initially with Oxytetracycline 10 mg/kg body weight intravenously along with intramuscular Chlorpheniramine maleate 0.2 mg/kg for first five days and it was followed by long acting Oxytetracycline 20 mg/kg through intramuscular route. The animal was showed marked improvement after 9 days of therapy. Complete clinical improvement was noticed after 16 days of therapy with the disappearance of scabs and crusts.


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RANJITHKUMAR, M. et al. Dermatophilosis in a buffalo: A case report. Buffalo Bulletin, [S.l.], v. 37, n. 2, p. 253-258, june 2018. ISSN 2539-5696. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 28 sep. 2022.
Dermatophilosis, Graded Murrah, Skin, Scabs, Oxytertracycline
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