Research Journal for Veterinary Practitioners

Case Report
Res. J. Vet. Pract. 4(2): 39-41
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Faez Firdaus Abdullah Jesse1*, Idris Umar Hambali1,3, Yusuf Abba2,4, Muhammad Abubakar Sadiq2,3, Asinamai Athliamai Bitrus2, Eric Lim Teik Chung1, Mohd Azmi Mohd Lila2, Abd Wahid Haron1, Abdul Aziz Saharee1

Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies; 2Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia; 3Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine; 4Department of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, PMB1069, Borno State, Nigeria.

Abstract | A Jamnapari buck was presented during a farm visit with a history of skin itching and loss of hair. Physical examination revealed the presence of generalized skin lesions characterized by alopecic, crusty and pruritic dermatitis at bilateral hind limbs and ears. Deep skin scrapings was done and microscopical examination revealed the presence of Chorioptes mites. A definitive diagnosis of Chorioptic mange was made. Treatment was initiated with ivermectin (0.2 mg/kg), administered subcutaneously weekly, for 3 weeks, but the lesions still persisted.. Thereafter, treatment was carried out with Amitraz (0.05%) bath, weekly for 3 weeks. One week post treatment, the lesions resolved. In this case, Amitraz proved to be more effective in managing the Chorioptic mange infestation. Management of mange infestation may be challenging and warrant the use of several treatment options as was observed in this case. 

Keywords Skin lesions, Mange, Chorioptes mites, Ivermectin, Amitraz, Therapeutic option