Comparative treatment approach for Sarcoptes and Psoroptes mite infestation in a Boer cross

  • Murugaiyah Marimuthu Research Centre for Ruminant Disease, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor; Department of Medicine & Surgery of Farm & Exotic Animals, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor
  • Faez Firdaus Jesse Abdullah Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor; Research Centre for Ruminant Disease, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor
  • Konto Mohammed Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, PMB 1069, Borno State
  • Lawan Adamu Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, PMB 1069, Borno State
  • Abdulnasir Tijjani Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, PMB 1069, Borno State
  • Yusuf Abba Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, PMB 1069, Borno State
  • Muhammad Abubakar Sadiq Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, PMB 1069, Borno State
  • Leow Yuan Ting Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor
  • Abdul Aziz Saharee Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor; Research Centre for Ruminant Disease, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor
  • Abdul Wahid Haron Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor; Research Centre for Ruminant Disease, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor
Keywords: Boer cross, Mange, Sarcoptes sp., Psoroptes sp., Ivermectin, Dexamethasone

Abstract

This case was carried out to compare the healing process and time for the treatment of mange in goats using a combination of Ivermectin with dexamethasone to the earlier Ivermectin with antihistaminics approach.  A 3 ½ years old female Boer cross goat was presented with a complaint of crusty lesions on different parts of the body during a routine farm visit in Selangor, Malaysia. Microscopic examinations of the skin scrapes taken revealed Sarcoptes and Psoroptes sp. of mites, while hematological analysis showed slight leucocytosis, neutrophilia with left shift, monocytosis, hyperproteinemia and hyperglobulinemia. Ivermectin injection at 0.2 mg/kg subcutaneously was administered once every 2 weeks in 4 divided doses, while Dexamethasone injection at 1 mg/10 kg and multivitamin at 10 mg/kg IM for 5 days repeated at alternate weeks. Significant improvement was recorded 6 weeks after commencement of treatment and full recovery at 10 weeks. The current drug regimen proved more effective when compared with previous cases that were treated with a combination of ivermectin and antihistaminics.

 

http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/javar.2015.b46

 

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2014-12-22
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Marimuthu, M., Abdullah, F., Mohammed, K., Adamu, L., Tijjani, A., Abba, Y., Sadiq, M., Ting, L., Saharee, A., & Haron, A. (2014). Comparative treatment approach for Sarcoptes and Psoroptes mite infestation in a Boer cross. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 2(1), 84-88. Retrieved from https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/JAVAR/article/view/21272
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