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Compendio de Ciencias Veterinarias

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MONICA, Lucero et al. Report of two cases of demodicosis caused by Demodex cati in cats in Asunción, Paraguay. Compend. cienc. vet [online]. 2021, vol.11, n.1, pp.32-35. ISSN 2226-1761.

ABSTRACT. Feline demodicosis is a rare pathology in cats and can be caused by Demodex cati or D.gatoi. Today there is a third demodex in cats without a name yet. The clinical presentation is variable and will depend on the species of Demodex involved. The objective of this work is to report two cases of felines, a neutered male and a neutered female, both living in shelters and who were rescued from the public thoroughfare, they come to the clinic due to intense itching, alopecia, scabs and scaling. Skin scrapings, acetate tape cytology, and trichograms were performed to be evaluated under the microscope. Direct observation revealed the presence of mites compatible with the genus Demodex. The patients had a favorable evolution without developing any type of recurrence in the 10 months after the treatment started. This is the first documented report of feline demodicocis in the city of Asunción

Palavras-chave : Demodicosis; feline; skin scraping; pruritus..

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