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Control of Lynxacarus radovskyi Infestation in Persian Cats in Kerala -A Case Study

Bindu Lakshmanan, Deepa Chirayath, R.Dhivyabharathi, T.P.Vipin and S.Ajithkumar

Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine , Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences,Mannuthy,Thrissur-680651, Kerala

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal July, 2019 : 96 (7) - pages 61 to 62
(Received: December, 2018, Accepted: January, 2019)


Feline fur mite, Lynxacarus radovskyi is a rare parasitic mite reported from certain temperate as well as tropical regions of the world. The present paper reports the occurrence and successful treatment of L. radovskyi infestation in Persian cats in Kerala. Ten Persian cats presented to the University Veterinary Hospitals attached to College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, with clinical signs of pruritus, matting of hair and whitish powdery deposits over the hairs were studied. Microscopical examination of the affected hairs revealed the presence of L. radovskyi. Treatment was successful with selamectin spot-on once monthly.

Key Words: Lynxacarus radovskyi, Kerala, Selamectin

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