Scabiosis in a rabbit: A case report
Arpana Raikwar, Amita Tiwari, Kabita Roy, Shashi Pradhan and Srashty Singh
Sarcoptic mange is found to be one of them and its infection due to Sarcoptes scabiei is a major constraint in commercial rabbit rearing in India.Pruritic lesions are found, especially on the face, nose, lips, and external genitalia. Chronic cases of Sarcoptic mange leads to anorexia, lethargy, emaciation and can even cause death in rabbits. Diagnosis can be done with the clinical signs, lesions their locations and skin scrapping examination. Neomac LA at the dose rate of 700mcg/kg body weight through subcutaneous route is sufficient in eliminating Sarcoptes scabiei mites in naturally infested rabbits. So, the current observations conclude that ivermectin therapy along with supportive treatment is effective in control of mange in rabbits.
How to cite this article:
Arpana Raikwar, Amita Tiwari, Kabita Roy, Shashi Pradhan and Srashty Singh. Scabiosis in a rabbit: A case report. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(12S): 1140-1141.