Normal conjunctival microflora in horses

Authors

  • Enely Helena Rodrigues Pisani Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo, SP
  • Paulo Sergio de Moraes Barros Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo, SP
  • Fernando Antonio de Avila Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Departamento de Microbiologia,Jaboticabal, SP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2318-3659.v34i5p261-265

Keywords:

Conjunctiva, Eyes, Microbial flora, Equidae.

Abstract

The knowledge of the normal conjunctival microflora in horses and the performance of sensibility tests with antibiotic and quimiotherapic drugs are fundamental for ocular diseases diagnostic and treatment. Conjunctival sac samples of healthy horses were obtained. Samplings were performed in Winter and Summer, using animals under different handling systems:
hospitalization, stabulation and extensive system. The samplings were subjected to bacteriological examination and sensibility tests with antibiotic and quimiotherapic drugs. Normal conjunctival microflora in horses was composed of Gram-positive bactérias, Gram-negative bactérias and yeasts, such as: Bacillus subtillis, Stafilococcus spp., Streptococcus spp., Clostridium
spp., Enterobacterias, Candida spp.

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Published

1997-10-01

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BASIC SCIENCES

How to Cite

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Pisani EHR, Barros PS de M, Avila FA de. Normal conjunctival microflora in horses. Braz. J. Vet. Res. Anim. Sci. [Internet]. 1997 Oct. 1 [cited 2024 Jul. 18];34(5):261-5. Available from: https://www.revistas.usp.br/bjvras/article/view/50331