TROMBICULIDAE HARVEST MITES (NEOTROMBICULA AUTUMNALIS) INFESTATION IN DOG IN WINTER SEASON – A CASE REPORT

Published in Scientific Works. C Series. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LVIII ISSUE 4
Written by Tudor Poliana

Neotrombicula autumnalis is a mite belonging to Trombiculidae family, which lives free on soil and vegetation, and in larval stages becomes an ectoparasite, attacking wild and domestic animals and humans. The harvest mites are responsible for producing cutaneous pruriginous lesions in infested hosts. This study presents a trombidiosis case during winter season, in a 5 year old mongrel dog from the Eastern part of Romania. The dog presented a papulo-erythematous dermatitis, pruriginous, localized in interdigital spaces of posterior limbs area. Diagnosis has been established by microscopic identification of N. autumnalis parasitic larval stage from skin scraped material. To our knowledge this is the first report of trombidiosis in dog from the Eastern part of Romania, with evolution during winter season.

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Tudor P. 2012, TROMBICULIDAE HARVEST MITES (NEOTROMBICULA AUTUMNALIS) INFESTATION IN DOG IN WINTER SEASON – A CASE REPORT. Scientific Works. C Series. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LVIII ISSUE 4, PRINT ISSN 1222-5304, 306-311.


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