Radiological and Parasitological Diagnosis of Otitis Media in a Domestic Short Hair Cat (DSH)
World Small Animal Veterinary Association World Congress Proceedings, 2006
D. Vosough, S. Norolahifard
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran

Mange was diagnosed in a male two years old DSH cat with clinical signs of, fever, Anorexia, vomiting, restlessness, ataxia, sever pruritus, tilting of head to right side, popular lesion in ear margin and face and thick mucosal malodorous exudates from right ear referred to Department of Small animal, school of veterinary medicine, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman. In Paraclinical examination Leucocytosis and Eosinophilia was observed. In Ventro-Dorsal position of head and Rostro-Caudal- open mouth radiography an increase of opacity of tympanic bulla and ring of calcification was obvious in right ear. External otitis in left ear was not remarkable in compare with right ear. In parasitological examination the mites were identified morphologically as Notoedres cati in exudates after examination microscopically in 10% KOH solution to detect the presence of mites. For treatment Prednisolone, Ivermectin with dose of 400 microg/kg subcutaneously applied together with antimicrobial therapy with chloramphenicol topically and a pre wash of the entire skin surface with sulfurated soap.


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D. Vosough
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
University of Bahonar
Kerman, Iran

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