Demodicosis in a Golden (Syrian) hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)


Karaer Z., Kurtdede A., Ural K., Sari B., Cingi C. C. , Karakurum M. Ç. , et al.

ANKARA UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, cilt.56, ss.227-229, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 56 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: ANKARA UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.227-229

Özet

A two year old male Golden (Syrian) hamster (Mesocricetus auratus) was presented with a history of alopecia on the dorso-lumbosacral area and on the back, lethargy, anorexia and severe pruritus. Microscopic examination of skin scraping revealed mites identified as Demodex criceti and Demodex aurati. Initial therapy included ivermectin and H-vitamin, neverthless the present case was dead four days after admission. To the present authors' knowledge this is the first reported case describing the mix demodectic infestation by Demodex criceti and Demodex aurati, in Syrian hamster in Turkey.