Efficacy of topical eprinomectin in the treatment of Chorioptes sp. infestation in alpacas and llamas.

TitleEfficacy of topical eprinomectin in the treatment of Chorioptes sp. infestation in alpacas and llamas.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsPlant JD, Kutzler MA, Cebra CK
JournalVeterinary dermatology
Volume18
Issue1
Pagination59-62
Date Published2007 Feb
ISSN0959-4493
KeywordsAdministration, Cutaneous, Animals, Camelids, New World, Female, Insecticides, Ivermectin, Male, Mite Infestations, Psoroptidae, Treatment Outcome
Abstract

Chorioptes sp. mite infestation is increasingly recognized as a cause of skin disease in New World camelids and there is a need for an effective treatment protocol to eliminate herd infestation. In this field trial, eprinomectin applied topically at the rate of 0.5 mg kg(-1) weekly for 10 weeks was found to be ineffective in a herd of 12 llamas and 16 alpacas.

Alternate JournalVet. Dermatol.