Resolving a clinical case of sarcoptic mange infestation in a dromederi camel
Rakshanda Bhagat, Amir Amin Sheikh, Rouf Rashid Dar, Pooja Dogra and Uttarani Maibam
Sarcoptic mange caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var cameli in one humped-camels (Camelus dromedarius) is considered to be one of the most economically important zoonotic and epizootic disease. A three and half year old male camel was presented with a history of weakness, loss of body condition, severe itching, pruritis and rubbing body against the wall and objects from last one week. Clinical examination revealed alopecia, erythma with dry rough hair coat with crust formation most evident on limbs and back but lesions are present all over the body surface. Skin scraping revealed the presence of mite Sarcoptes scabiei thus diagnosing the case of sarcoptic mange infestation in camel. Treatment with Inj. Ivermectin (Ivomec) @ 0.02 mg/kg subcutaneously weekly for 5 weeks, Inj. Pheniramine maleate (Avil) 10 ml I/M with supportive oral vitamin and mineral supplement (Vetagin) 30 grams once daily for one month with marked clinical improvement.
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Rakshanda Bhagat, Amir Amin Sheikh, Rouf Rashid Dar, Pooja Dogra, Uttarani Maibam. Resolving a clinical case of sarcoptic mange infestation in a dromederi camel. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(12):217-219.