Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira
Print version ISSN 0100-736X
PORTELA, Roseane de A et al. Diseases of the nasal cavity of ruminants in Brazil. Pesq. Vet. Bras. [online]. 2010, vol.30, n.10, pp. 844-854. ISSN 0100-736X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-736X2010001000007.
This paper reports diseases of the nasal cavity diagnosed in ruminants in the Veterinary Hospital of the Federal University of Campina Grande, in Patos, state of Paraiba, northeastern Brazil, from 2003 to 2009. During that period three cases or outbreaks of diseases of the nasal cavity were reported in cattle, three in goats and nine in sheep (out of 404 diseases diagnosed in cattle, 330 in goats, and 338 in sheep). At all are reported one case of atopic rhinitis in cattle, seven outbreaks of conidiobolomycosis and two outbreaks of rhinofacial pythiosis in sheep, two cases of protothecosis and one of nasal aspergillosis in goats, and a myxoma and a fibrosarcoma in cattle. Additionally, other diseases of the nasal cavity reported in Brazil are reviewed, including oestrosis, rhinosporidiosis, squamous cell carcinoma, and enzootic ethmoidal tumor.
Keywords : Rhinitis; conidiobolomycosis; nasal pythiosis; rhinosporidiosis; nasal aspergillosis; nasal tumors; cattle; goat; sheep.