Demodicosis

Skin Scraping In Veterinary Dermatology

Skin Scraping In Veterinary Dermatology

“Deeeeep and wide, Deeeeep and wide, there’s a fountain flowing deep and wide.” I never fail to think of that church song from my childhood when it’s time to perform a skin scraping on a patient. I have the late Dr. Matt Wiggins, our Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine dermatology professor to thank for […]

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  November 29, 2013   No comments

A Pug With Demodectic Mange

Maria has a dog with Demodicosis and has a question about her: “My Pug has been under treatment for three weeks now. I don’ t see her getting any better. On the contrary I see more patches everyday. When will I see a difference. Will she grow hair again on the patches?” Maria, Demodicosis can […]

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  March 31, 2011   No comments

Convenia Passes Another Test

Convenia passes another test. Bayou recently came to us with an embarrassing problem: BO. Body Odor. He, well, stank. Bayou had a bacterial infection of the skin called pyoderma. It is a common problem, usually secondary with a primary underlying cause of allergy or some other immune system dysfunction. Demodicosis is also a common primary cause […]

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  November 10, 2009   No comments

Demodicosis (Demodex cati) In Cats

Demodex cati is the mite responsible for Demodicosis in cats, and is a “cousin” mite to Demodex canis, the causative agent of Demodicosis (red mange) in dogs. Demodicosis is an uncommon condition of cats and is more likely to occur in patients with other disease processes such as immunosuppression from Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, Feline Leukemia […]

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  June 12, 2009   No comments

Demodicosis in Dogs

Mange. It’s a terrible word. It’s a terrible word because of all of the connotations of “suffering” and “ugly” and “difficult to cure.” To veterinarians, it’s all that and a terrible word because we hear it as a catch-all term. Over the next few days we’re going to discuss the four kinds of mange that occur in […]

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  May 29, 2009   2 comments