Keywords: siphonapterosis, otodectosis, demodicosis, notohedrosis, dogs, cats


Today, dogs and cats are at the top of the list of domestic animals, with corresponding consequences for their health and welfare and, at the same time, for zoonotic risks to owners and the general population. The article presents the results of the assessment of the epizootic situation regarding ectoparasitises of dogs and cats in the central area of the city of Sumy and the surrounding areas. A statistical analysis of data on ectoparasitises for the period 2019-2022 was carried out. The research was conducted on the basis of the Department of Virology, Pathanatomy and Poultry Diseases of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Sumy National Agrarian University and the "Vetservice" veterinary clinic. Statistical and clinical research methods were used in their research. We studied the epizootic situation regarding ectoparasites of dogs and cats based on the logs of animal admissions in the clinic and conducted clinical examinations of dogs and cats whose owners complained of itching in their pets. Diagnoses of otodectosis, demodecosis, notohedrosis, siphonapterosis in dogs and cats were established. It was established that for the central district of Sumy and the surrounding areas, siphonapterosis is the most widespread among ectoparasitic diseases of dogs and cats, which for 2019–2022 showed a tendency to increase by 35.5% over the specified period. Age, seasonal, breed, and gender characteristics of the course of siphonapterosis in dogs and cats for 2019–2022 were determined. Cats aged 4–10 years (36.8%) and 1–4 years old (30.8%), as well as dogs aged 4–10 years (36.4%) and aged 1–4 years old (32.0%). Most often, the course of siphonapterosis was observed in the warm period of the year with the peak of the disease in July, which indicates the importance of heat and moisture for the development of pathogens that can quickly spread among domestic animals. Most of the cases (89%) were purebred cats. Fleas were most often found in purebred dogs (18%), followed by German shepherds (13%), Labradors (10%), Staffordshire terriers (7%), Toy terriers (5%), spaniels (4%). In dogs and cats, the same trend was noted – males of both species of animals were more often sick with siphonapterosis than females. Male dogs were sick 15.4% more often than bitches, and cats were sick 18.8% more often than cats.


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How to Cite
Derevianchenko, O., & Petrov, R. (2023). MONITORING OF THE EPISOTOTIC SITUATION REGARDING CAUSES OF ECTOPARASITISES OF DOGS AND CATS IN SUMY. Bulletin of Sumy National Agrarian University. The Series: Veterinary Medicine, (4(63), 9-14.