Study the Bacterial and Fungal Colonizing agents of the External Ear of Dogs


  • Asaad Al-Shuwaili Kerbala University



Otitis externa is one of the most prevalent disease in small animals.The aims of study survey incidence otitis in dogs and isolation most causes and treated with specific treatment and determine the susceptibility breeds.From April 2022 to July 2022, 976 dogs were examined, and 117 dogs were infected (12%). Ear swab were inoculated on different media for microbiological examination. The most prevalent  microorganism isolated from ear swab were  Staphylococcus aureus 35.17% . Pseudomonus aereginosa 26.7%.Penicillin, erythromycin, and gentamycin were highly effective against the bacteria while the Mycostatin against yeast  and fungus . The commonest breeds to be affected with otitis externa were shihtzue and the Old English sheep dog.




2023-07-24 — Updated on 2023-07-24