• One Health
  • Pain Management
  • Oncology
  • Anesthesia
  • Geriatric & Palliative Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Poultry Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Dermatology
  • Theriogenology
  • Nutrition
  • Animal Welfare
  • Radiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Small Ruminant
  • Cardiology
  • Dentistry
  • Feline Medicine
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Urology/Nephrology
  • Avian & Exotic
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Anesthesiology & Pain Management
  • Integrative & Holistic Medicine
  • Food Animals
  • Behavior
  • Zoo Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Orthopedics
  • Emergency & Critical Care
  • Equine Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pediatrics
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Shelter Medicine
  • Parasitology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Virtual Care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Epidemiology
  • Fish Medicine
  • Diabetes
  • Livestock
  • Endocrinology

ClinQuiz: Increase your zoonotic parasite prowess, answer 3A


ClinQuiz: Increase your zoonotic parasite prowess, answer 3A

3) A–Correct.

The mite shown is Cheyletiella species, which causes seborrheic dermatitis in dogs. Cheyletiella species mites live on the surface of dogs, cats, and rabbits, feeding on flakes of stratum corneum, and, thus, are found in scurf (loose, dry scales) rather than in deep skin scrapes.12 The condition is referred to as walking dandruff because the flakes adhere to the back of the mites and can occasionally be seen moving across the dog or the examination table as the mites walk around in the environment.13 These mites are zoonotic and readily bite people that come in contact with an infested animal or environment.13 Cheyletiella species can survive in the environment for several days; thorough cleaning of the home to remove the parasites through vacuuming and washing of bedding and other material where the pet spends its time, as well as repeated treatment of the dog with topical or systemic acaricides, may be necessary to eliminate the infestation.12 For symptomatic relief of pruritus, the owner should be referred to her physician.

Return to quiz

Click here to view references

Related Videos
Senior Bernese Mountain dog
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.