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J Clin Microbiol. 1987 Jun; 25(6): 1129–1130.
PMCID: PMC269154

Diagnosis of ear canker in dogs by bacterial-colony displacement.


The diagnosis of a case of ear canker in a dog by bacterial-colony displacement is described. In this case, the causative mite was detected on the primary plates inoculated from a bacterial swab. This result indicates that the phenomenon of bacterial-colony displacement should be noted and investigated in diagnostic laboratories, as it indicates the presence of a range of motile metazoan parasites which may prove to be of clinical significance.

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  • Panosian KJ, Marone P, Edberg SC. Elucidation of Strongyloides stercoralis by bacterial-colony displacement. J Clin Microbiol. 1986 Jul;24(1):86–88. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

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