Dermatophilosis in a Six Year Old Cross Breed Cow: Case ReportKingsley Chineto ANYIKA, Oluwakayode Nathaniel AKANNI, Danladi Jerry JANGABA, David Olalekan OLAIYA, Onyinye Pamela ANYIKA.
A case of dermatophilosis in a six year old cross bred cow was observed in the dairy herd of the institute farm during routine inspection by the health team. History revealed that the lesions had persisted for over one month. The lesions were mainly dry scabs and crusty nodules on the neck region and the dorsum. Skin scrapings and hair samples were collected and sent to the dermatophilosis laboratory of the National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI) Vom for analysis. The laboratory result confirmed the presence of organisms seen as branching filaments containing multiple rows of cocci which is characteristic of Dermatophilus congolensis. The infected animal was treated using two doses of long acting Oxytetracycline at 20mg/kg intramuscularly three days apart. Ivermectin was also administered subcutaneously at 200µg/kg and Lamstreptocide A and B was applied topically two times weekly. The animal recovered completely after 60 days of treatment. It was therefore recommended that strict ectoparasite control should be instituted within the farm to reduce the incidence of the disease on the farm.
Key words: Dermatophilosis, Oxytetracycline, Lamstreptocide A and B