Studies on the contact infection of canine demodicosis(I)

견모낭충증(犬毛囊蟲症)의 동거감염(同居感染)에 관한 연구(硏究)(I)

  • Lee, Chai-yong (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University) ;
  • lee, Chung-gil (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Seo, Gyeo-won (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University)
  • Received : 1992.06.03
  • Published : 1992.07.30

Abstract

In order to obtain basic data concerning the treatment of canine demodicosis, 8 Doberman Pinschers were infected with Demodex canis. The clinical signs, were examined after infection, and their hematological and blood chemical values were determined, along with four non-infected control dogs of same breed. The number of white blood cells, especially the number of band neutrophils was significantly higher(p<0.01) in the infected than in the non-infected control dogs. This result indicated that the first episode of secondary infection should be treated with an appropriate antibiotics based on the culture and sensitivity test. The red blood cell counts, packed cell volume, hemoglobin contents, and serum albumin levels were significantly lower (p<0.01~0.001) in the infected than in the non-infected control dogs. These results suggested that the infected dogs had an anemia due to malnutrition. Thus, the infected dogs should be on a well balanced, high protein diet.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국학술진흥재단