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Type: Journal article
Title: Sarcoptic mange in three alpacas treated successfully with amitraz
Author: Lau, P.
Hill, P.
Rybnicek, J.
Steel, L.
Citation: Veterinary Dermatology, 2007; 18(4):272-277
Publisher: Blackwell Science Ltd
Issue Date: 2007
ISSN: 0959-4493
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Peri Lau, Peter B. Hill, Jan Rybníček and Lynne Steel
Abstract: Sarcoptic mange is a serious skin disease in alpacas that can result in high morbidity and even mortality. Three alpacas were presented with sarcoptic mange that had previously failed to respond to repeated topical applications of eprinomectin, and an injection of doramectin. They were moderately to severely pruritic, had extensive lesions of alopecia, erythema, scaling and crusting, and had lost weight. As no drug is currently licensed for the treatment of sarcoptic mange in alpacas in the UK, they were treated with a topical solution of amitraz (50 mL in 10 L) after initial bathing with antibacterial or keratolytic shampoos. The clinical signs completely resolved with no relapse over a 10-month follow-up period. In this small group of alpacas, amitraz was an effective and well-tolerated treatment for sarcoptic mange.
Keywords: Animals; Camelids, New World; Scabies; Toluidines; Insecticides; Diagnosis, Differential; Administration, Cutaneous; Severity of Illness Index
Rights: © 2007 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2007 ESVD and ACVD.
RMID: 0020103516
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3164.2007.00601.x
Appears in Collections:Animal and Veterinary Sciences publications

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