Clinico-diagnostic aspects of demodecosis in dogs
Author(s): K Lakshmi, S Ayodhya and P Suman
Abstract: The present investigation is conducted to study the symptoms and diagnosis of Demodecosis in dogs. The study was conducted on six dogs suspected of Demodecosis. Skin scrapings were collected and examined for ticks and mites. Skin lesions were observed on the chin, neck, fore limbs, face and around the ears. Clinical examination of these dogs revealed foul smelling, crusting and bleeding tracts, alopecia, follicular papules, pustules, scaling. Skin Scrapping were collected and examined which revealed the infestation of Demodex mites. Hemato-biochemical studies revealed decrease in red blood cells (RBC) and increase in white blood Cells (WBC) significantly among affected dogs. Biochemical parameters revealed an increase in AST, ALT, total protein, globulin with a decrease in albumin.
How to cite this article:
K Lakshmi, S Ayodhya, P Suman. Clinico-diagnostic aspects of demodecosis in dogs. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2023;8(5):23-25.