Flashcards in Demodecosis Deck (25):
What are the follicular demodex mites?
1. Demodex canis
2. Demodex injai
3. Demodex cati
What is the surface dwelling demodex mite?
What is the treatment of choice for Demodex gatoi?
What are your likely treatment options for Demodex gatoi?
1. Lime sulfur
2. Advantage multi
How would you diagnose an infestation of Demodex gatoi?
1. Skin scraping
2. Fecal flotation
How would you best diagnosis Demodex injai or another follicular Demodex species?
What are your therapy options for Demodex injai?
4. Advantage multi
Is Demodex pruritus responsive to glucocorticoids?
NO - glucocorticoids are contraindicated as a therapy for this condition
Is Sarcoptic Mange pruritus responsive the glucocorticoids?
Yes, but progressively less effective
What are the clinical features of Sarcoptic Mange?
1. Intense pruritus
Where on the body is the most classical lesion for Sarcoptic Mange?
Ear margins (crusting)
True or False: Treat all animals suspected of having Sarcoptic Mange.
Describe the life cycle of Sarcoptes.
4 life stages: nymph, larva, egg, adult
Females burrow to lay eggs within the stratum corneum
True or False: Amitraz is approved for the treatment of Sarcoptic Mange in the dog.
Although Amitraz is not approved for this purpose in the dog, how often should rinses be administered to treat a dog with Sarcoptic Mange?
Weekly x 3
What are the adverse effects of Amitraz?
What is the FDA-approved drug for treatment of Sarcoptic Mange in the dog?
What are the adverse effects of Selamectin?
What is the efficacy of Selamectin in treating Sarcoptic Mange with 1 dose and 2 doses?
1 dose = 93%
2 doses = 100%
What is the active ingredient of Advantage Multi?
What is the recommended (extra-label) protocol for treatment of Sarcoptic Mange using Moxidectin?
q14 days x 3
What is the protocol for the treatment of Sarcoptic Mange using Fipronil?
1x weekly for 2 weeks
How effective is Fipronil in treating Sarcoptic Mange?
Milbemycin oxime can also be utilized to treat Sarcoptic Mange in the dog. What are its adverse effects?
2. Neurolytic signs in herding dogs