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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 109-116

Incidence of Parasitic Dermatological Disorders in Dogs – A Detailed Epidemiological Study
D. Raja Sekaran1*, S. Vairamuthu2, C. Balachandran3 and B. Nagarajan4
1Institute of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Ranipet, Tamil Nadu, India
2Centralized Clinical Laboratory, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
4Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Madras veterinary College, Tamilnadu, India
*Corresponding author

A study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of different parasitic dermatological disorders in dogs during the period from January 2016 to December 2016. Out of 22,193 dog cases reported to the Small Animals Dermatology Unit, Madras Veterinary College Teaching Hospital, Chennai, 11,774 (32.56%) animals had different dermatological disorders. Parasitic skin diseases were the most common dermatological disorder with highest prevalence of 44.68% (5261/11774). Among the parasitic skin infestations, tick infestation showed highest prevalence (2015/5261 parasitic infestation cases; 38.30%) followed by demodicosis (1723/5261; 32.75%), scabies (1429/5261; 27.16%), pediculosis (77/5261; 0.46%) and ear mite infestation (17/5261; 0.32%), respectively. Parasitic skin infestation showed higher prevalence in summer (1499/5261; 28.49%) followed by monsoon season (1469/5261; 27.92%), post monsoon (1466/5261; 27.90%). The young dogs under less than one year showed highest prevalence (1879/5261 parasitic infestation cases) of parasitic infestation among all the age groups (35.76%). Long haired breed dogs had higher prevalence of parasitic skin diseases (2701/5261; 51.47%) than short haired breed dogs (2560/5261; 48.70%). Epidemiological analysis of the Parasitic skin diseases data revealed an increasing awareness among dog owners about the health of their pets and the environment becoming more favorable for the various etiological agents of skin disorders.

Keywords: Parasitic Dermatological disorders, Dogs, Epidemiological study

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Raja Sekaran, D., S. Vairamuthu, C. Balachandran and Nagarajan, B. 2018. Incidence of Parasitic Dermatological Disorders in Dogs – A Detailed Epidemiological Study.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 109-116. doi:
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