Don't just scrape by on your skin sampling skills

May 18, 2017
Kimberly S. Coyner, DVM, DACVD

Dermatology Clinic for Animals of Las Vegas

This how-to handout on performing a skin scraping will help improve your chances of catching an infection with mighty sneaky mites in veterinary patients.

If you think a veterinary patient might be infected with Demodex, Sarcoptes or Cheyletiella species mites, you can increase your likelihood of capturing one or more of these mites within a skin sample by varying your technique depending which type you most likely suspect. Keep this pictorial how-to on performing a skin scraping from Kimberly S. Coyner, DVM, DACVD, on hand and help manage the mange! Click here to download the PDF.