Canine scabies manifests is a disease that is caused by Sarcoptes scab var. canis, a superficial burrowing skin mite. It’s causing a nonseasonal intense pruritus. Lesions on the skin can be papule, alopecia, erythema, crusts and excoriations. Most often areas involved on the skin are hocks, elbows, pineal margins, ventral abdomen and chest. Heavily infested dogs may develop severe scaling and crusting.
The diagnosis is based on clinical findings, history of intense scratching, positive pinnal-pedal reflex( and detection of the parasite itself with microscopic evaluation of superficial skin scraps.
Treatment :Fluranel administered every 30-60 days