Prevalence and Evaluation of Three Acaricides of Canine Sarcoptic Mange

Authors

  • Fayez Awadalla Salib

Keywords:

Acaricides Dog Prevalence Sarcoptes

Abstract

Sarcoptes scabiei var canis infest different dog breeds and human. Three hundred ninety five dogs were clinically and parasitologically examined for the detection of Sarcoptes scabiei var canis. Twenty four infested dogs were classified into three groups (8 dogs per group), each group was treated separately with ivermectin oral tablets (Ivactin®) or selamectin pour on(Revolution®) or doramectin injection (Dectomax®). The prevalence of Sarcoptes scabiei var canis in totally examined dogs was 6.08%. The prevalence was highest in German Shepherd dogs and lowest in St. Bernard dogs. Three acaricides have the same successful treatment rate (100%) at the fourth weeks post treatment. It could be concluded that ivermectin tablets is the cheapest and easiest to administer and more preferable to be used for treatment of Sarcoptes scabiei var canis infested dogs.

Published

2015-01-14

How to Cite

Salib, F. A. (2015). Prevalence and Evaluation of Three Acaricides of Canine Sarcoptic Mange. Journal of Advanced Veterinary Research, 5(1), 38-42. Retrieved from https://advetresearch.com/index.php/AVR/article/view/44

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Original Research