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Treatment of Generalised Demodicosis in a Dog Using a Single Oral Dose of Afoxolaner

P. Chansiripornchai and N. Chansiripornchai

Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Henri - Dunant Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok – 10330, Thailand

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal November 2019 : 96 (11) - pages 66 to 67
(Received: June, 2019, Accepted: August, 2019)


A 9 - month - old female Thai - mixed breed dog with the history of skin disease was presented and diagnosed as canine generalised demodicosis (CGD). The dog was treated with afoxolaner at the minimum dosage of 2.5 mg/kg as a single oral dose on day 0. The skin lesions had decreased in size and hair regrowth was seen by day 14 of post treatment. There were no adverse drug events in the dog during the entire treatment. No recurrence of clinical signs were observed during the 18 month follow - up period. This nding suggests that single oral afoxolaner may be a potential and benecial regimen for the treatment of CGD

Key Words: afoxolaner, demodicosis, dog

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