Dermatitis due to MixedDemodexandSarcoptesMites in Dogs

B. Sudhakara Reddy, K. Nalini Kumari, S. Sivajothi, R. Venkatasivakumar
2014 Case Reports in Veterinary Medicine  
In dogs, dermatitis due to mixed mite infestation is rare. During the five-year period of study, two dogs were identified suffering from dermatitis due to mixedDemodexandSarcoptesmites. Upon clinical examination dogs had primary and secondary skin lesions on face, around the ears, chin, neck, fore limbs and lateral abdomen. Microscopic examination of skin scrapings revealedDemodexandSarcoptesmites. Both dogs were treated with daily oral ivermectin at 100 to 400 μg/kg body weight as incremental
more » ... oses, external application of amitraz and supportive treatments with topical antimicrobial shampoo. After completion of forty-two days of therapy, dogs were recovered from the dermatitis.
doi:10.1155/2014/768242 fatcat:4o4gresgcjceni6x7hedzr75si