Sarcoptic Mange Mites in Dogs and Treatment

Sarcoptic Mange Mites in Dogs and Treatment

The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the ivermectin tablet administered orally for
Sarcoptes scabiei treatment in naturally infested dogs. Fourteen dogs (7 males and 7 females)
mongrel dogs, one to five years-old presenting positive skin scrapings for S. scabiei mites, distributed
into two groups with equal proportions of both sexes, containing seven animals per group were used
in this study. All animals were treated every 7 days, totalizing four treatments in each dog (days 0, +7,
+14 and +21). The Group I received ivermectin tablet at a dose of 0.2 mg/kg and the positive control
group (Group II) received a commercial product based on ivermectin tablet at the same dose of Group
I. Skin scrapings, clinical and laboratorial parameters analysis were performed during the
experimental period. Clinically, there were no significant differences between the two groups
evaluated prior and after treatments. Negative skin scrapings were observed in both groups from day
D+14, remaining negative until the end of the experimental period. The initial skin lesions observed in
clinical evaluation regressed from day D+14, and clinical improvement was evident in both groups.
The ivermectin tablet (Ivermectan Pet®, UCBVET Saúde Animal) administered orally was effective to
treat S. scabiei infestation in naturally infested dogs.

Author (s) Details

Gisele Maria de Andrade
Department of Research & Development (Pharmacotechnics, Physical-Chemical and Technical), UCBVET Saúde Animal. Praça Dr. Joaquim Batista, 150, Centro, Jaboticabal, SP 14870-090, Brazil.

Moacir Marchiori Filho
Department of Research & Development (Pharmacotechnics, Physical-Chemical and Technical), UCBVET Saúde Animal. Praça Dr. Joaquim Batista, 150, Centro, Jaboticabal, SP 14870-090, Brazil.

Marcelo Brunini
UCBVET Saúde Animal. Praça Dr. Joaquim Batista, 150, Centro, Jaboticabal, SP 14870-090, Brazil.

Armando Leonelo Neto
Department of Research & Development (Pharmacotechnics, Physical-Chemical and Technical), UCBVET Saúde Animal. Praça Dr. Joaquim Batista, 150, Centro, Jaboticabal, SP 14870-090, Brazil.

Raquel A. Ré
Department of Research & Development (Pharmacotechnics, Physical-Chemical and Technical), UCBVET Saúde Animal. Praça Dr. Joaquim Batista, 150, Centro, Jaboticabal, SP 14870-090, Brazil.

Alice T. S. de Matos
Department of Research & Development (Pharmacotechnics, Physical-Chemical and Technical), UCBVET Saúde Animal. Praça Dr. Joaquim Batista, 150, Centro, Jaboticabal, SP 14870-090, Brazil.

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