+1 (502) 904-2126   One Westbrook Corporate Center, Suite 300, Westchester, IL 60154, USA   Site Map
ISSN: 2574 -1241

Impact Factor : 0.548

  Submit Manuscript

Case ReportOpen Access

First Report of Bovine Demodicosis in Native Egyptian Cow

Volume 11 - Issue 2

Fayez Awadalla Salib*

  • Author Information Open or Close
    • Department of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Egypt
    • *Corresponding author: Fayez Awadalla Salib, Department of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Egypt

Received: November 14, 2018;   Published: November 21, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.11.002078

Full Text PDF

To view the Full Article   Peer-reviewed Article PDF


Objective: Reporting a case of Demodex bovis in a native Egyptian cow and evaluating its treatment.

Animal: A thirteen years old mal-fed Egyptian cow suffering skin lesions.

Samples: Skin scraps and fecal samples were collected from the cow.

Procedures: Parasitological examinations of skin scrapings and of fecal samples by both concentration floatation and concentration sedimentation techniques.

Results: Demodex bovis mites of variable sizes were detected in skin scraping under the microscope. The infested cow was successfully treated by a combined two strategies, the improvement of her diet and using acaricidal drugs.

Conclusion: It was concluded that the demodicosis is related to immune suppression, the native Egyptian cows could be infested with it under certain circumstances and it could be successfully treated by the diet improvement and using acaricidal drugs.

Keywords : Demodex bovis; Cow; Diagnosis; Treatment; Egypt

Introduction| Material and Methods Results| Discussion| Conclusion References|