Conjunctival microbiota of healthy dogs in Araçatuba city (SP)
Microbiota conjuntival de cães sadios da cidade de Araçatuba (SP)
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Purpose: To identify the microorganisms of the ocular conjunctiva in healthy dogs in Araçatuba (SP) city, in summer and winter. Methods: Forty dogs, male and female, age ranging from 2 to 5 years were used. After ocular wash, samples were collected from the inferior conjunctival sac in order to isolate and identify anaerobic, aerobic bacteria and fungi. Results: Staphylococcus aureus and Sthaphylococcus β-haemolyticus and Penicilium sp. were the most frequently observed microorganisms. Conclusion: There was ocular conjunctiva microbiota variation between the studied seasons. Staphylococcus β-haemolyticus was observed only during the winter.