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Revista Colombiana de Ciencias Pecuarias

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CARDONA, José A; GONZALEZ T, Marco  and  ALVAREZ P, Jaime. Frequency of clinical parasitic otitis due to Rhabditiform nematodes (Rhabditis sp) in six Gyr breed cattle farms in Cordoba, Colombia. Rev Colom Cienc Pecua [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.3, pp.417-421. ISSN 0120-0690.

Objective: to determine the frequency of presentation of clinical parasitic otitis due to rhabditiform nematode (Rhabditis sp) in six Gyr breed cattle farms in Córdoba, Colombia. Methods: a descriptive prospective study in animals of convenience, between June and October 2010 was performed. Cerumen samples were collected using sterile swabs from the external ear canals of 155 animals. Results: the frequency of occurrence of Rhabditis sp presenting clinical otitis in six Gyr breed farms in Córdoba was 63.2%. Conclusion: clinical manifestations and characteristics of the cerumen as well as microscopic observation of the parasites, reported a high number of Rhabditis sp causing clinical parasitic otitis in 6 Gyr cattle farms in the province of Córdoba, Colombia.

Keywords : bovine; parasitic otitis; Rhabditis sp..

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