Control of tick infestation in dogs in Peshawar, KP, Pakistan

Kashif M Ullah Z Ullah N     

Abstract

Current study was conducted during the month of June-2014. Total 122 dogs were studied in Veterinary Research Institution Peshawar, Pakistan. In122 dogs that were presented to the institution, 22 dogs had the clinical signs of reduced food intake, loss of hair, and itching. They were restless and scratching with their legs, and constantly rubbed their bodies with the walls. Clinical examination revealed the presence of pruritus, alopecia and the formation of small crusts in dogs. All infected dogs (22) were treated with Ivermectin by subcutaneous injection dosed at 0.02 mL/kg body weight at a weekly interval for 3 to 4 weeks. All dogs were bathed with Cypermethrin shampoo weekly once for 3-4 weeks. In this study, it was observed that Ivermectin and Cypermethrin combination therapy was effective for the control of tick infestation in dogs.


MS Received Date:   2014-10-10  MS Accepted Date:  2014-10-24  MS Published Date:  2014-10-30
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Kashif M, Ullah Z., Ullah N. "Control of tick infestation in dogs in Peshawar, KP, Pakistan" Journal of Zoology Studies 1.5 (2014): 24-26.
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