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Treatment of the Asian Elephant Fungal Skin Disease
Author of the article:WEI Li1, HAN Zhi-gang1,WU Deng-hu2, YAO Yong2, YANG Jin-long2, PAN Yong-quan1*
Author's Workplace:(1. Experimental Animal Center, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing 400016, China; 2. Chongqing Zoo, Chongqing 400050, China)
Key Words:Asian elephant;fungal dermatosis;treatment; moxa
Abstract:Asian elephants in Chongqing Zoo generally occur with a skin disease manifested as the hips, waist and neck was found infected different degrees of leukoplakia, desquamation, chapped, pruritus and crusting, which severely hinder the growth of the elephants. The therapy of terbinafine and other chemical drug was unsatisfied at the present. In 2008, through separation and identification a fungus strain was separated which supposed to be Microsporum canis. From 2009 to 2011, treatment of washing with moxa decoction and feeding with moxa mixed forage was used and achieved a satisfactory result. By the way, fuming of moxa was a nice approach to inhibition ofmicrobial .It preliminary proved that moxa is one has the promotion prospects for the prevention and control of animal skin disease in Chinese herbal medicine.
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