Management of demodicosis (Demodex canis) associated with secondary bacterial infections in Dog
Sachin Dash, Tushar Jyotiranjan, Laxmi Priya Das, Rashmita Sahoo, Swagat Mohapatra and Manoranjan Das
An one and half year old male Doberman dog weighing 22 kg was presented to the TVCC, OUAT Bhubaneswar with papular and pustular skin rashes in both limbs, head and abdomen. There is itching, fowl body odour, lacrymation, loss of appetite and dullness. The dog was previously treated with variety of antibiotics, antinflamatory and antifungal drugs but infection was reverted to original form few weeks after the withdrawal of drugs. Skin Scrapping Test revealed the infection of Demodex canis and Antibiotic Sensitivity Test showed the colonized bacteria to be more sensitive towards the specific antibiotic (Linezolid and Azithromycin).Semi resistance for Cefepodoxime, Cefexime and resiatance for Cefalexin, Althrocin and Ceftriaxone with tazobactam. The dog was treated with oral antibiotic Linezolid with Amitraz. Chloramphenicol mixed with glycerin was used as tropical ointment. The lesions gradually healed with complete recovery of the animal and returned to its original form.
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Sachin Dash, Tushar Jyotiranjan, Laxmi Priya Das, Rashmita Sahoo, Swagat Mohapatra, Manoranjan Das. Management of demodicosis (Demodex canis) associated with secondary bacterial infections in Dog. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(9):372-375.