Treatment protocols for demodicosis: an evidence-based review
Article first published online: 18 MAR 2004
Volume 15, Issue 2, pages 75–89, April 2004
How to Cite
Mueller, R. S. (2004), Treatment protocols for demodicosis: an evidence-based review. Veterinary Dermatology, 15: 75–89. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3164.2004.00344.x
- Issue published online: 18 MAR 2004
- Article first published online: 18 MAR 2004
Abstract Publications discussing the treatment of demodicosis in the dog and cat are reviewed. Based on the evidence in the literature, amitraz rinses at 0.025–0.06% every 7–14 days, and oral daily ivermectin at 300 µg kg−1, milbemycin at 2 mg kg−1 and moxidectin at 400 µg kg−1, respectively, can all be recommended for the treatment of generalized canine demodicosis. Ivermectin and moxidectin should be initiated at lower doses and patients monitored for possible adverse effects during therapy. In cats, 2% lime sulfur dips and amitraz rinses at 0.0125–0.025% have been used successfully.