Morphometry of demodex species of canines in Hyderabad region of Telangana state
Lubna fathima, Sreenivasamurthy GS and Udayakumar M
The present study was conducted for studying the morphometric measurements of Demodex species Dogs for a period of six months December 2015- June 2016. Dogs showing clinical signs like alopecia, itching, erythema, papules and pustules were selected. Processed skin scrapings and acetate tape impression smears were collected from the areas of dermatological lesions of the dogs were used for measurements of the mites. The mean body length and width of Demodex canis, Demodex cornei is 216.95 ± 2.07 μm, 37.07 ± 0.18μm and 148.02 ± 1.12 μm, 37.37 ± 0.54 μm respectively. Mean length of total body, gnathosoma and opisthosoma of both types of mites differed and found to be statistically significant, whereas podosoma length and body width of both Demodex canis and Demodexcornei did not differ significantly.