Cases of infection of Sarcoptes scabiei in wild carnivorous
Jarosław Pacoń , Zenon Sołtysiak , Piotr Szymański
AbstractScabies is a parasitic disease caused by burrowing mites (Sarcoptes scabiei). Material of the study constituted two red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) and one pine marten (Martes martes). The foxes was hunted in the hunting season 2012/2013. The pine marten was caught in a basement where the owner fed homeless cats. In the first fox erythema with papule formation and alopecia, especially on thighs, shanks and forepaws, were observed. The skin was inflamed and acanthosis was slightly increased. In the second fox acanthosis and alopecia on the abdomen and tail were found. Despite clear signs of scabies, the foxes were in good body condition with well developed subcutaneous adipose tissue. In the pine marten extensive pathogenic changes with alopecia, acanthosis and crust formation, especially on head, neck, back and tail, were observed. The hair on the trunk was matted and discolored. Eyelids were bonded by inflammatory secretion. The animal was emaciated and in poor condition. Eggs and adult forms of sarcoptic mange mites (Sarcoptes scabiei) were found in skin scrapings and skin biopsies taken from the foxes and marten.
|Journal series||Annals of Parasitology, ISSN 2299-0631, e-ISSN 2300-6706, (B 15 pkt)|
|Conference||XXIIIth Congress of the Polish Parasitological Society, 04-09-2013 - 07-09-2013, Szklarska Poręba-Piechowice, Polska|
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; with publication|
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