Atypical Sarcoptes scabiei infection in an adult Labrador retriever ever
M Ranjith Kumar, Selvaraj P and Venkatesan M
An adult male dog aged 2 years of Labrador Retriever Breed was presented to the Veterinary University Peripheral Hospital, TANUVAS, Chennai, in the month of June, 2016, with the history of localized alopecia and crusty lesion at the ventral neck region. Microscopic examination of deep skin scraping of the lesion confirmed the presence of Sarcoptes scabiei var. Canis. An atypical presentation of Sarcoptes scabies involving only ventral neck alopecia documented in an adult Labrador dog. As per standard veterinary recommendations, the animal was treated with topical application of acaricidal solution which consisted of Sulphur (22% w/w) and Polysulphide (22% w/w) with supportive therapy. Antbiotic Cefpodoxime proxetil at the dose of 5 mg/kg orally for 7 days helped faster recovery along with antibacterial and keratolytic Chlorhexidine shampooing. The animal was recovered gradually for the duration of 3 weeks of intensive therapy.