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1

Caused by what three species of demodex mites?

demodex canis, demodox injai, and demodex cornei (latter 2 may just be diff life cycles o ffirst)

2

demodex canis is a normal inhabitant of what?

canine hair follicles and sebaceous glands

3

What two forms?

Juvenile-onset: localized or generalized; adult-onset localized or generalized

4

90% of the juvenile-onset localized cases spontaneously resolve within what time?

6 - 8 weeks

5

what % of the juvenile-onset generalized cases spontaneously resolve?

30 to 50%

6

Most dogs with juvenile onset generalized demodicosis appear to have what?

hereditary genetic predisposition

7

Do not breed dogs with the juvenile-onset generalized form

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8

Look for systemic diseases such as neoplasm, Cushing’s, hypothyroidism and
immunosuppression in dogs that develop demodicosis after when?

2 years of age (adult-onset)

9

Always perform at least a CBC, chemistry profile and urinalysis in dogs with adult-onset
demodicosis.

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10

Treat demodicosis for how long?

30 days past 2 consecutive negative skin scrapings obtained at 4- to 8-
week intervals. (Continue to monitor the animal with skin scrapings over the following year before declaring cure!

11

The adult-onset form has a guarded prognosis independent if the disease is localized or
generalized. - how about juvenile?

The adult-onset form has a guarded prognosis independent if the disease is localized or
generalized.

12

If negative skin scrapings are never obtained, find an appropriate maintenance therapy

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