Flashcards in Demodex spp Deck (18):
demodectic mange mite
feline version of this parasite
demodex cati- rare
elongate tapering body
4 pairs of stumpy legs on anterior
size of adult
adults in follicles
females lay eggs
larvae and nymphs at mouth of follicle
where is this parasite found? (site of infection)
hair follicles and sebaceous glands
transmission to new born pups occurs via ____ in the first 2-3 days postpartum
is the presence of small numbers of mites normal?
what happens with generalized demodicosis?
5 or more areas of localized disease. the hair becomes sparse and skin becomes dry causing "red mange". concomitant staphylococcal pyoderma develops. pustules break open and ooze. difficult and often impossible to cure
is localized demodicosis deadly?
no, clinical recovery is excellent
deep skin scrapings
can localized ever become generalized demodicosis?
yes, it can progress
does presents of the mites indicate disease?
no, because mites are normal inhabitants