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Vol. 12, Special Issue 10 (2023)

Successful therapeutic management of scrotal contact dermatitis in a dog due to floor disinfectants

MS Didugu, L Lokesh and R Srujan
A 1.5-year-old male mongrel dog weighing 15 kgs was presented to Veterinary Hospital, Bhoiguda, College of Veterinary Science, P.V. Narsimha Rao Telangana Veterinary University, Hyderabad with a history of reduced activity and appetite, continuous licking of scrotal region since 15 days, improper gait and a history of use of phenolic compounds in the house as floor disinfectants. On physical examination, there was scrotal oedema and pain. There were erythematous, ulcerative lesions over the scrotal skin with purulent discharges. All the vital signs were within normal range. Microscopic examination of stained swab sample from the scrotum showed presence of both cocci and rods and antibiotic sensitivity test was done. The case was diagnosed as scrotal contact dermatitis based on the history and signalment. The dog was treated with antibiotic combination (gentamicin @ 4 mg/kg subcutaneously for 5 days and amoxicillin + clavulanic acid @ 10 mg/kg twice a day orally as tablets for 10 days), steroidal anti-inflammatory agent (prednisolone @ 0.5 mg/kg intramuscularly for 5 days and orally on alternate days for next 5 days), antihistamines (chlorpheniramine maleate @ 0.2 mg/kg intramuscularly for 5 days) and topical application of povidone iodine spray twice daily for 2 weeks. By 15th day complete healing of the scrotal skin was seen with no complications.
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How to cite this article:
MS Didugu, L Lokesh and R Srujan. Successful therapeutic management of scrotal contact dermatitis in a dog due to floor disinfectants. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(10S): 507-509.
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