Experimental infection of the domestic donkey (Equus asinus asinus) with a goat strain of Sarcoptes scabiei, and treatment with ivermectin

M. T. Abu-Samra, B. H. Ali, B. E. Musa, K. E E Ibrahim

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Donkeys were experimentally infected with Sarcoptes scabiei from goats, proving that this mite is not completely host specific. The lesions produced on the donkeys were characterized by extensive areas of alopecia, covered with thin crusts and bran-like scales. The skin had many excoriations but showed no cracks or fissures. Skin scrapings from the experimental lesions in donkeys contained numerous mites of all stages and skin sections showed severe histopathological changes, proving that the goat mites had become well established and were reproducing actively in experimental lesions. Treatment of the donkeys with ivermectin produced excellent and rapid cure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-224
Number of pages8
JournalActa Tropica
Volume42
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1985

Fingerprint

Sarcoptes scabiei
Ivermectin
Equidae
ivermectin
asses
Goats
Mites
goats
skin (animal)
lesions (animal)
mites
Infection
infection
Skin
alopecia
Alopecia
bran

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

Cite this

Experimental infection of the domestic donkey (Equus asinus asinus) with a goat strain of Sarcoptes scabiei, and treatment with ivermectin. / Abu-Samra, M. T.; Ali, B. H.; Musa, B. E.; Ibrahim, K. E E.

In: Acta Tropica, Vol. 42, No. 3, 1985, p. 217-224.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{e9d7383afde14f0fb17f87d8920eb5ee,
title = "Experimental infection of the domestic donkey (Equus asinus asinus) with a goat strain of Sarcoptes scabiei, and treatment with ivermectin",
abstract = "Donkeys were experimentally infected with Sarcoptes scabiei from goats, proving that this mite is not completely host specific. The lesions produced on the donkeys were characterized by extensive areas of alopecia, covered with thin crusts and bran-like scales. The skin had many excoriations but showed no cracks or fissures. Skin scrapings from the experimental lesions in donkeys contained numerous mites of all stages and skin sections showed severe histopathological changes, proving that the goat mites had become well established and were reproducing actively in experimental lesions. Treatment of the donkeys with ivermectin produced excellent and rapid cure.",
author = "Abu-Samra, {M. T.} and Ali, {B. H.} and Musa, {B. E.} and Ibrahim, {K. E E}",
year = "1985",
language = "English",
volume = "42",
pages = "217--224",
journal = "Acta Tropica",
issn = "0001-706X",
publisher = "Elsevier",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Experimental infection of the domestic donkey (Equus asinus asinus) with a goat strain of Sarcoptes scabiei, and treatment with ivermectin

AU - Abu-Samra, M. T.

AU - Ali, B. H.

AU - Musa, B. E.

AU - Ibrahim, K. E E

PY - 1985

Y1 - 1985

N2 - Donkeys were experimentally infected with Sarcoptes scabiei from goats, proving that this mite is not completely host specific. The lesions produced on the donkeys were characterized by extensive areas of alopecia, covered with thin crusts and bran-like scales. The skin had many excoriations but showed no cracks or fissures. Skin scrapings from the experimental lesions in donkeys contained numerous mites of all stages and skin sections showed severe histopathological changes, proving that the goat mites had become well established and were reproducing actively in experimental lesions. Treatment of the donkeys with ivermectin produced excellent and rapid cure.

AB - Donkeys were experimentally infected with Sarcoptes scabiei from goats, proving that this mite is not completely host specific. The lesions produced on the donkeys were characterized by extensive areas of alopecia, covered with thin crusts and bran-like scales. The skin had many excoriations but showed no cracks or fissures. Skin scrapings from the experimental lesions in donkeys contained numerous mites of all stages and skin sections showed severe histopathological changes, proving that the goat mites had become well established and were reproducing actively in experimental lesions. Treatment of the donkeys with ivermectin produced excellent and rapid cure.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0022363010&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0022363010&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 42

SP - 217

EP - 224

JO - Acta Tropica

JF - Acta Tropica

SN - 0001-706X

IS - 3

ER -