#2 Development of concurrent infection of notoedric mange in rabbits infected with Trypanosoma evansi

  • L D Singla Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana
  • N Singla Department of Zoology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
  • V R Parshad Department of Zoology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana

Abstract

This report describes observations on the development of cutaneous lesions in rabbits experimentally infected with Trypanosoma evansi. Skinscrapings revealed the presence of different developmental stages of Notoedres cati var. cuniculi and the animals were successfully treated by combined anti-Trypanosoma (diminazene aceturate @ 3.5 mg.kg-1body weight) and acaricid treatments (doramectin @ 400mg.kg-1body weight). T. evansi infection probably made the rabbits more prone to infection of notoedric mange and doramectin proved to be effective, practical and well tolerated means of treatment.
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