Strawberry Footrot in a Blackbellysheepin the Ecuador Amazonia

  •  A. C. Riofrio    
  •  J. C. Lopez    
  •  J. C. Moyano    
  •  R. Quinteros    
  •  P. R. Marini    
  •  M. L. Fischman    


Dermatophilosis is an acute or cronic disease of the epidermis characterized by inflammatory, exudative and bleeding lesions with scabs, caused by the bacterium Dermathophiluscongolensis. It affects bovine, ovine, equine, cattle, goats, wild animals and also humans when it is considered aminor zoonosis. This work is about a case caused by Dermathophiluscongolensisin a sheep from Ecuadorian Amazonia. The affected sheep presented claudication with non itchy lesions in its right front limb, bleeding and painful at first. An exudate culture was taken to the laboratory. The samples were processed for a bacteriological diagnosis. Based on the clinical symptoms together with the lab results, Dermatophiluscongolensis was diagnosed. It was treated with BenzathinPenicilin 100,000 UI, each dosis of 10,000 UI / kg PV, every 48 hours, in 5 consecutive applications combined with Tolfenamic Acid 8gr. In doses of 2mg / kg, that is to say 1 ml / 40 Kg PV every 48 hours. 10 days after the beginning of the treatment, the claudication and the pain lessened and the animal tried to set its limb on the ground.

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