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Treatment of Sarcoptic mange infestation in rabbits with long acting injectable ivermectin.

Authors
  • Sharun, Khan1
  • Anjana, Satheesh2
  • Sidhique, Syed Aboobacker3
  • Panikkassery, Shaji3
  • 1 1Division of Surgery, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh 243122 India. , (India)
  • 2 2Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Wayanad, Kerala, India. , (India)
  • 3 Veterinary Polyclinic, Mannarkkad, Palakkad, Animal Husbandry Department, Kerala, India. , (India)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of parasitic diseases : official organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2019
Volume
43
Issue
4
Pages
733–736
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s12639-019-01137-z
PMID: 31749547
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Sarcoptic mange infestation is one of the major constrains in commercial rabbit rearing due to their ability to produce negative impact on the growth rates and feed conversion efficiency. Ten adult rabbits presented with the history of anorexia, pruritis and crusty lesion in ear, face and legs were selected for the study. Skin scraping examination revealed presence of Sarcoptes scabiei. The subcutaneous administration of single dose long acting injectable Ivermectin (3.15% w/v) formulation at a dose rate of 700 mcg/kg body weight was found to be safe, effective and less time consuming for the management of Sarcoptic mange in naturally infested rabbits. The skin scrapings collected from all the rabbits under study on days 14 and 28 were negative on both instances indicating rapid elimination of S. scabiei with a single dose of long acting ivermectin. No relapse of infestation was observed in any of the rabbits under treatment during the 6 month observation period following the treatment. © Indian Society for Parasitology 2019.

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