International Journal of Tropical Insect Science

, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp 291–294 | Cite as

Therapeutic management of mange infestation in cat (Felis catus): a case report

  • Ashutosh FularEmail author
  • Geeta
  • Mukesh Shakya
  • Mamta Singh
  • Deepak Upadhaya
  • Sachin Kumar
Original Research Article


Two female cats (8 months old) were presented to Polyclinic, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly, UP with the history of exhibited crust formation, hyperkeratosis, alopecia and intense pruritis. On clinical examination white indurated dry crust like lesions were observed at the ear margins, face, and legs. On skin scrapping, both samples were found positive for mite infestation. Morphological observations viz., a round body, short legs and a dorsal anus revealed the presence of Notoedres spp. infestation. The infected cats were treated with weekly twice oral administration of ivermectin at 200 μg/kg body weight, oral administration of 2 ml of multi-vitamin and mineral syrup daily, which successfully cured notoedric mange infestation in cats.


Notoedres cati Ivermectin Mite Mange 



The authors are grateful to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, for it’s throughout support.


This study was not funded by any department. It was conducted by using facility in ICAR-IVRI, UP Bareilly.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Entomology Laboratory, Division of Veterinary ParasitologyIndian Veterinary Research InstituteBareillyIndia
  2. 2.Central Avian Research InstituteICARBareillyIndia
  3. 3.Division of Veterinary MedicineIndian Veterinary Research InstituteBareillyIndia

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