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WSVA7-0252 DERMATOLOGY
A SURVEY OF FELINE SKIN DISORDERS IN THE SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE AND ANIMAL SCIENCE, SÃO PAULO STATE UNIVERSITY (UNESP), BOTUCATU, SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL (2013-2016).
A. Melchert1, L.H.D.A. Machado1, I.F.C. dos Santos2, P.T.C. Guimarães-Okamoto1, A.C. Rosa1, V. Genari1
1São Paulo State University Unesp - School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science FMVZ, Veterinary Clinics Departament, Botucatu, Brazil
2São Paulo State University Unesp - School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science FMVZ, Department of Surgery and Veterinary Anesthesiology, Botucatu, Brazil
Introduction
Studies indicated that skin disorders are the highest proportion of complaint of the small animal owners.
Objectives
The aim of this study was to provide up-to-date data on the prevalence of skin diseases in domestic cats in Botucatu city, São Paulo (SP), Brazil.
Methods
Were used the medical records of cats with skin disorders presented and treated at Veterinary Teaching Hospital (FMVZ-UNESP, Botucatu, SP, Brazil) between 2013 to 2016. Dermatological diagnoses were established by surface sampling, hair examination, cytologic examination, examination for fungi and bacteria, biopsy and dermatohistopathologic examination.
Results
Two hundred and seventy two cats were diagnosed with skin disorders. One hundred and twenty  ve (45.96%)
of the cats were male and 147 (54.04%) were female with an age and body weight ranging from 1 months
to 19.3 years (median: 5.6 years), and from 0.3 to 8.7 kg (median: 3.61 kg), respectively. Two hundred and seventy two (86.40%) cats were crossbreed, 26 (9.56%) were Persian and 11 (4.04%) were Siamese. The
most prevalent clinical signs were itching and alopecia (37.21%), following by alopecia (31.79%) and itching (31.00%). The most common primary  nal diagnoses were dermato tosis (32.40%), otitis (23.79%), scabies (14.05%),  ea infestation/allergy (10.74%), neoplasia and unspeci ed dermatoses (4.96%), super cial bacterial folliculitis (4.13%), sporotrichosis (3.31%), cryptococcosis and aspergillosis (0.83%).
Conclusions
These results provided a valuable data on the prevalence of feline skin disorders in general practice in São Paulo state, Brazil. To the best of author´s knowledge, this is the  rst survey study on feline skin disorders in Botucatu city, SP, Brazil.
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