Veterinary Center Dr Antonov
Whole family of Panda mice (two adults and 12 babies) were presented at the clinic with acute and severe Pruritus and progressive history of hair loss for the past two weeks.
Severe Pruritus, Hypotrichosis, Seborrhea and secondary scratch wounds.
These symptoms are presented in all of the 14 mice.
Scotch tape samples from two of the babies and both adults.
All samples were positive for the parasite Myocoptes musculinus (dozens – male, female and eggs).
Fecal samples (native and flotation) were done – both were negative for endoparasites and positive for mites (adults and eggs).
Once a week – Ivermectine spot on and disinfection of the enclosure.
Myocoptes musculinus is the most common parasite in mice.
Typical affected areas are the neck, the head and the shoulders.
Oral Ivermectin doesn’t seem to be very effective. Environmental sanitation is vital.
There’s no data of zoonotic aspect .
Small Animal Dermatology 7th edition