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AFFECTIONS OF EAROTITIS INTERNAZEPP’S PROCEDURE : 

AFFECTIONS OF EAROTITIS INTERNAZEPP’S PROCEDURE PREPARED BY P.MAHALINGAM BVM 06066 ASSIGNMENT ON

AFFECTIONS OF EAR : 

AFFECTIONS OF EAR Bacteria, fungi, yeast, parasites, foreign objects, trauma, polyps and cancer. OTITIS INTERNA OTITIS MEDIA OTITIS EXTERNA

Dogs can be predisposed to otitis? : 

Dogs can be predisposed to otitis? Pet’s genetic tendency to have a particular type of skin or glands in the canal. Genetics can also influence the thickness of the hair in the canal Pets with the most hair have the poorest air flow and the greatest incidence of infection. Ears itch, the pet scratches, and infection sets in.

Dogs can be predisposed to otitis? : 

Dogs can be predisposed to otitis? Activity: swimming Ear microenvironment: parasites, increased cerumen, increased hair, narrow canals Endocrine disease: hypothyroidism Environment: humidity Trauma: exuberant ear cleaning Chronic respiratory infection: Herpes or Calici viruses may predispose cats to ear infections by weakening the immune system

OTITIS INTERNA : 

OTITIS INTERNA What to Watch For – signs: Head shaking Pawing, rubbing at the ear Discharge from the external ear canal Pain when the head is touched Pain with the mouth is opened Depression

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Loss of hearing Lack of appetite Head tilt Circling Leaning to one side Rolling Stumbling Vomiting Side to side involuntary continuous eye movement (nystagmus)

DIAGNOSIS : 

DIAGNOSIS A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION Using an otoscope, To retrieve foreign matter such as foxtails from the ear canal, and to check for tumors.

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A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION RADIOGRAFIC DIAGNOSIS.

Treatment : 

Treatment To remove the cause of the inflammation Provide ventilation and drainage – Zepp’s operation Initial flushing of the ear canal with warm saline (salt water solution) Removal of any foreign object Oral antibiotics for 3-6 weeks for bacterial, fungal and yeast infections Parasitic causes of inflammation, ear medications may be necessary.

ZEPP’S PROCEDURE - INDICATIONS : 

ZEPP’S PROCEDURE - INDICATIONS Allows any discharges to flow straight from the short horizontal tube leading from the eardrum Improved drainage, there is better air circulation (to allow the ear to dry out) Medication is more easily applied deep into the ear canal where it is most often needed.

ZEPP’S PROCEDURE : 

ZEPP’S PROCEDURE A modification of the lateral ear resection in dogs General anesthesia and lateral recumbence state. Identify the length of vertical ear canal by using artery forceps. Cuts the vertical canal in half lengthwise down to where the canal turns horizontal.

ZEPP’S PROCEDURE : 

ZEPP’S PROCEDURE Skin is removed from the area on the outside of (or lateral to) the ear. Dissected half of the ear canal can be folded down to form a “drain board. Continuous suture may applied over the sides of the incised cartilaginous skin flaps. Allows any discharges to flow straight from the short horizontal tube leading from the eardrum Improved drainage, there is better air circulation (to allow the ear to dry out) Medication is more easily applied deep into the ear canal where it is most often needed.

ZEPP’S PROCEDURE : 

ZEPP’S PROCEDURE

AFTERCARE : 

AFTERCARE Use of an Elizabethan collar to protect the delicate incisions from scratching 10-14 days at which time any external sutures can be removed. Topical and oral medication will continue to be used.

REFERENCES : 

REFERENCES ESSENTIALS OF VETERINARY SURGERY BY DR.A.VENUGOPALAN B .V .Sc ., M.S http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_lateral_ear_resection.html

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