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INTAS POLIVET
Year : 2010, Volume : 11, Issue : 1
First page : ( 112) Last page : ( 114)
Print ISSN : 0972-1738. Online ISSN : 2249-8796.

Clinical management of scabies in rabbit bunnies

Deshmukh V.V., Veterinary Pathologist, Varshney J.P., Medicine Consultant, Chaudhary P.S., Veterinary Surgeon, Desai S.N., Chief Veterinary Officer

Shree Surat Panjarapole Prerit Nandini Veterinary Hospital  Ghod-Dod Road  Surat-395007 (Gujarat)

Online published on 12 October, 2011.

Abstract

Ten New Zealand white rabbit bunnies of 4 to 12 weeks age were presented with alopecic lesions with red pustules and/or yellowish crustation on nostrils, ear pinna, ear base, around eyes and paws and intense itching. Skin scrapings confirmed Sarcoptes scabiei infestation in all cases. Itching in the hand of owners, handling these bunnies, reflected zoonotic significance. Therapy with weekly subcutaneous injection of Ivermectin (Neomeca) @ 300 μg/kg, one wash with amitraz, biweekly cleaning of cages and premises with deltamethrin (Butoxb 3 ml/lit) yielded desirable results with alleviation of the symptoms of itching and smoothened skin lesions.

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Keywords

Rabbit bunnies, Crustation, Alopecia, Sarcoptes scabiei, Scabies, Ivermectin.

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