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Efficacy of 1.25% amitraz solution in the treatment of generalized demodicosis (eight cases) and sarcoptic mange (five cases) in dogs

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Eight dogs with generalized demodicosis and five with sarcoptic mange were treated with 1.25% amitraz solution applied weekly and associated with an antidote treatment (atipamezol, 0.1 mg kg−1 IM once: and yohimbine 0.1 mg kg−1 once daily for 3 days, orally). Results of skin scrapings were used to determine whether therapy should be continued or stopped. The median number of treatments for demodicosis and sarcoptic mange was three (range 2–5) and two (range 1–3), respectively. Some side-effects were observed but all were stopped with antidote treatment; no failure or relapses occurred at 6–36 months after treatment.
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Keywords: amitraz; atipamezol; demodicosis; sarcoptic mange; yohimbine

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Docteur vétérinaire, Clinique vétérinaire des Lavandes, 26160 La Bégude de Mazenc, France; 2: Professeur, Département de Santé Publique, Unité de parasitologie, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Lyon, BP 83, 69280 Marcy l’Etoile, France

Publication date: April 1, 2001

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