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Journal of Parasitic Diseases

, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 1091–1093 | Cite as

Concurrent infestation of Notoedres, Sarcoptic and Psoroptic acariosis in rabbit and its management

  • P. N. Panigrahi
  • B. N. Mohanty
  • A. R. Gupta
  • R. C. Patra
  • S. Dey
Short Communication

Abstract

Acariotic mange in rabbits is one of the important constraints in rabbit husbandry. Sarcoptes scabies var. cuniculi and Psoroptes cuniculi are most common mites prevailed in rabbits, but Notoedres cati, is the rarest mite ever been reported in rabbit. Two New Zealand white rabbits were presented with clinical signs of pruritus, alopecia, scab and crust formation and lichenification on the upper lip, ear pinnae, eyelids, lower jaw and limbs. Deep skin scraping was taken separately from 4 to 5 different skin lesions from each rabbit, revealed mixed infestations of N. cati, S. cuniculi and P. cuniculi. Subcutaneous injection of ivermectin at weekly intervals for four weeks resulted in remission of clinical signs and improvement of health condition in rabbits. This is the first report of N. cati infestation of rabbit in Odisha.

Keywords

Notoedrescati Rabbit Ivermectin Hemato-biochemistry 

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© Indian Society for Parasitology 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. N. Panigrahi
    • 1
    • 2
  • B. N. Mohanty
    • 3
  • A. R. Gupta
    • 2
  • R. C. Patra
    • 2
  • S. Dey
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Veterinary MedicineIndian Veterinary Research InstituteIzatnagarIndia
  2. 2.Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Science and Animal HusbandryOrissa University of Agriculture and TechnologyBhubaneswarIndia
  3. 3.Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Science and Animal HusbandryOrissa University of Agriculture and TechnologyBhubaneswarIndia

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