Diagnosis of dermatophilosis in dairy cattle in Kerala, India

  title={Diagnosis of dermatophilosis in dairy cattle in Kerala, India},
  author={Palathingal Vareid Tresamol and Mapranath Raghavan Saseendranath},
Skin scabs and scrapings from 82 dermatitis cases in dairy cattle were subjected to detailed bacteriological, mycological, parasitological and molecular studies. Microscopical examination of Giemsa or Gram’s stained smears of scab material from the lesions revealed characteristic gram positive septate branching filaments with typical tram track appearance suggestive of Dermatophilus congolensis in 72 samples (91.5%). Culture of scab materials in sheep blood agar under anaerobic condition… CONTINUE READING


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