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description Journal article public Jurnal Al-Azhar Indonesia Seri Sains dan Teknologi

Identifikasi Khamir Patogen pada Kulit dan Telinga Anjing Peliharaan

Zakia Ulfa, Dewi Elfidasari, Irawan Sugoro
Published 2016

Abstract

- Dogs are favorite pet for humans. Dog's health must be considered, especially the hygiene of the skin and ear of the animal. Low levels of hygiene will cause infections on the skin and ears. One cause of these infections is the uncontrolled growth of yeast. Prevention of infection can be attempted by knowing the type of yeast and factors affecting its growth. Identification of yeast was done using Tape Strip Test method, Ear Staining method, and yeast culture. Identification of factors that may affecting the growth of yeast was identified by distributing questionnaires to dog owners. This study shows that yeast was found on the sample of skin and ears. Yeast was found on the skin sample is Malassezia sp., while in the ear samples are Candida sp., Malassezia sp., and Cryptococcus sp. The factors that most affect the growth of yeast on the dog's skin or dog's ear are sex, breed, age, circumstance of residence and playground, intensity of care, and the frequency of the dogs are taken to the outside.

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