Evaluation of therapeutic protocols containing different antifungal agents to treat dermatophytosis in dogs
MJ Anikar, CM Bhadesiya, PJ Gajjar, VA Patel, AI Dadawala, PP Makwana and DB Patil
Veterinary practitioners deal with different types of diseases and disorders of dogs on regular basis out of which, dermatological afflictions are more commonly observed. Out of all types of dermatological afflictions, dermatophytosis is one of the fairly common condition affecting dogs which has zoonotic potential. Most of the veterinary practitioners use different types of treatment protocols for this disease; however, the lack of different diagnostic modalities and therapeutic options make it difficult to get timely clinical recovery in cases of dermatophytosis. The present investigation aimed to evaluate different treatment protocols using different antifungal drugs (viz., ketoconazole, itraconazole, griseofulvin and terbinafine orally and miconazole topically) for their effectiveness against dermatophytosis in 30 confirmed cases. The pre- and post-treatment observations were based on clinical status as well as hematological and serum biochemical parameters of dogs under all treatment groups. Complete clinical recovery without any side effects was observed in all dogs after 30 days of treatment and observation.
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MJ Anikar, CM Bhadesiya, PJ Gajjar, VA Patel, AI Dadawala, PP Makwana and DB Patil. Evaluation of therapeutic protocols containing different antifungal agents to treat dermatophytosis in dogs. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(3S): 83-87.