Skin disease in donkeys (Equus asinus): a retrospective study from four veterinary schools

Stephen D White, Patrick J. Bourdeau, Thomas Brément, Sophie I. Vandenabeele, Maarten Haspeslagh, Vincent Bruet, Marianne M.Sloet van Oldruitenborgh-Oosterbaan

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Background: Donkeys are important throughout the world as work animals and occasionally as pets or a meat source. Most descriptions of skin disease in donkeys are reported in small case series, textbooks or review articles. Hypothesis/Objectives: To document skin diseases and their prevalence in donkeys and to investigate predilections for the most common conditions. Animals: Case populations at four veterinary schools totalling 156 donkeys. Methods and materials: A retrospective study was performed by searching computerized medical records, using the key word “donkey”, at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis (UCD). Records of donkeys from the veterinary schools in Nantes, France; Utrecht, Netherlands and Ghent, Belgium were searched in a similar manner. The time periods included in the searches varied by institution. Results: At UCD, 83 of 346 (24%) of donkeys had skin disease noted in their records. The most common diagnoses were insect bite hypersensitivity, sarcoid and habronemiasis. At Nantes, 36 of 144 (25%) had skin disease and the most common diagnoses were sarcoid and superficial pyoderma. At Utrecht 23 of 143 (16%) had skin disease and the most common diagnosis was dermatophytosis. At Ghent, 14 of 320 (4%) had skin disease and the most common diagnosis was sarcoid. Conclusions and clinical importance: Cutaneous conditions in donkeys are common. Age, sex and breed predisposition and the most common diagnoses varied with geographical location. Clinicians should include a dermatological examination regardless of the reason for presentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalVeterinary Dermatology
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Veterinary Schools
Equidae
skin diseases
asses
Skin Diseases
retrospective studies
Retrospective Studies
sarcoid
Netherlands
Spirurida Infections
Computerized Medical Records Systems
Pyoderma
Insect Bites and Stings
pyoderma
dermatomycoses
Tinea
Veterinary Medicine
Textbooks
veterinary schools
Belgium

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White, S. D., Bourdeau, P. J., Brément, T., Vandenabeele, S. I., Haspeslagh, M., Bruet, V., & van Oldruitenborgh-Oosterbaan, M. M. S. (2019). Skin disease in donkeys (Equus asinus): a retrospective study from four veterinary schools. Veterinary Dermatology. https://doi.org/10.1111/vde.12733

Skin disease in donkeys (Equus asinus) : a retrospective study from four veterinary schools. / White, Stephen D; Bourdeau, Patrick J.; Brément, Thomas; Vandenabeele, Sophie I.; Haspeslagh, Maarten; Bruet, Vincent; van Oldruitenborgh-Oosterbaan, Marianne M.Sloet.

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White, SD, Bourdeau, PJ, Brément, T, Vandenabeele, SI, Haspeslagh, M, Bruet, V & van Oldruitenborgh-Oosterbaan, MMS 2019, 'Skin disease in donkeys (Equus asinus): a retrospective study from four veterinary schools', Veterinary Dermatology. https://doi.org/10.1111/vde.12733
White, Stephen D ; Bourdeau, Patrick J. ; Brément, Thomas ; Vandenabeele, Sophie I. ; Haspeslagh, Maarten ; Bruet, Vincent ; van Oldruitenborgh-Oosterbaan, Marianne M.Sloet. / Skin disease in donkeys (Equus asinus) : a retrospective study from four veterinary schools. In: Veterinary Dermatology. 2019.
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