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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:10, October, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(10): 845-849

Sarcoptic Mange Infestation in Sheep with Its Therapeutic Management
Dipali Parmar* and Dinesh Chandra
Division of Parasitology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar-243122, Uttar Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

Sarcoptic mange infestation is a rare condition in sheep, but when the disease occur it leads to development of severe pruritic lesions mostly on non-wooly regions of the body. Incidence of disease is most common among animals reared under intensive rearing system. Being contagious in nature, it affects the entire herd at a given time. Overcrowding along with poor managemental condition predispose the animal to disease development and parasite establishment. In the present study eighteen non-descript sheep (n=18), naturally acquired mite infestation during peak winter season with the development of mange lesion around lips, nostrils and muzzle area. Microscopic examination of deep skin scraping from affected animals revealed the presence of sarcoptes mite that was identified morphologically. All animals were treated with Inj. Ivermectin @ 200 mcg/kg body weight sub cutaneous (S/C) at weekly interval along with topical application and supportive therapy. Improvement in animal condition was observed from 10 days post treatment with full recovery within 20-25 days. Supportive therapy along with topical application of ointment was helpful in fast healing of mange lesions.

Keywords: Sheep, Sarcoptic mange, Ivermectin

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Dipali Parmar and Dinesh Chandra. 2018. Sarcoptic Mange Infestation in Sheep with Its Therapeutic Management.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 845-849. doi:
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