Tongue necrosis in a dog associated with the pine processionary caterpillar and its treatment


Yildar E., Guzel O.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, cilt.37, ss.238-241, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/vet-1112-41
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.238-241

Özet

The patient was a 3-year-old English Setter that had been in contact with Thaumetopoea wilkinsoni larvae. Clinical examination revealed protrusion of the tongue outside of the mouth, edematous and swollen frenulum linguae and tongue, as well as a high amount of salivation. Necrotic and ulcerated areas were determined, particularly on the apex of the tongue. Treatment was carried out using systemic antihistamines, corticosteroids, antibiotics, vitamin C, and dexpanthenol, and the patient returned to good health.