The rate of pets infected with external parasites in Vietnam has increased

Environmental hygiene is the most important factor in preventing and treating dermatological diseases in pets, but Vietnam has not yet met this factor.

July 5, in Da Nang, Vietnam Small Animal Veterinary Association coordinated with the Korean Veterinary Dermatology Association and the Asian Veterinary Dermatology Association to organize the 6th Asian Veterinary Dermatology Association scientific conference.

With many reports on the topic of different skin diseases in dogs and cats coming from Korean, Thailand and Vietnamese reporters, the event is a forum for veterinarians in the region to share and discuss together more experience in diagnosing, testing and treating skin diseases in pets.

15 specialized reports in the field of veterinary dermatology were presented at the 6th Asian Veterinary Dermatology Association Scientific Conference. Photo: A.N.

In Vietnam, with the tropical monsoon climate and living environment, dermatological diseases on pets are currently quite common.

Some common dermatological diseases include atopic dermatitis, parasitic skin infections, and diseases caused by bacteria and fungi.

According to a survey by the American Feed Association (AFIA), the most common conditions observed in veterinary clinics are atopic dermatitis, hormonal disorders, bacterial infections, allergies, fungal infections and Parasitic infection rate is 50%.

In particular, some dermatological diseases in pets can spread to humans such as skin fungus, dog ticks, fleas, lice, etc. causing severe itching, dermatitis and secondary infections.

Currently, dermatological diseases appearing on pets in Vietnam are quite common. Photo: Tel.

According to Associate Professor, Dr. Le Quang Thong (Ho Chi Minh City University of Agriculture and Forestry), keeping pets hygienic, using anti-parasitic drugs and regular health checks will help protect pets from disease pathogens.

In addition, washing hands after contact and limiting contact with pets if they are suffering from dermatological diseases will help us minimize the risk of transmitting dermatological diseases from pets to humans.

“Environmental hygiene is the most important factor in preventing and treating dermatological diseases in pets and in Vietnam we have not met this factor. That’s why the current infection rate is still high compared to 10 years ago,” Mr. Thong said.

With 15 meticulously researched scientific reports from leading domestic and international experts, researchers, and scientists in veterinary dermatology at the conference, it will make an important contribution to the development of the veterinary medicine in general and small animal veterinary medicine in particular.

At the same time, provide training and practice for veterinarians in clinical and paraclinical diagnosis and treatment of dermatological diseases in dogs and cats such as itchy skin in dogs, atopic dermatitis in cats, etc. Immune-mediated skin disease in dogs and cats, etc.

It is known that this program is part of the action plan according to the state’s policy of strengthening strategic and multi-sector cooperation between Vietnam and Korea in 2024.

Le Khanh – Mr. Nguyen

Vietnam Agriculture Newspaper

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