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THE USE OF ENDOSCOPY IN DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF A HORSE WITH RHINOESTRUS SPP

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXIV, Issue 1
Written by Cătălin MICȘA, Andrei TĂNASE, Alexandra PETEOACĂ, Andreea ISTRATE, Kassem HOUSHAIMY, Alexandru SONEA

Background: Larvae of Rhinoestruspurpureus (Diptera: Oestridae) are known to cause nasal myiasis in domestic and wild animals such as equines, giraffes and rhinos, and can also affect humans. Case description: This paper report the case of a 4-year-old Thoroughbred breed horse that was admitted in the veterinary hospital of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Perugia, Italy. The horse was presented with inflammation of the nasal cavities causing dyspnoea, sneezing, coughing and typical nasal discharge. Methods: A flexible endoscope was used to check the nasal cavities of the horse and the presence of parasitic larvae was determined inside. After the parasitological examination, the larvae found was identified as Rhinoestruspurpureus. Results: Clinical signs were resolved within 6 days after 3 intranasally endoscopic administrations of Clotrimazol, increasing the outcome due to local administration of the substance of choice. Conclusion: This case report reveals the fact that flexible endoscope can be used for a better diagnosis and treatment.

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