Leporacarus gibbus (Acari: listrophoridae) in a naturally-infested domestic rabbit: first report of its occurrence in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil

Authors

  • Leonardo Lima Gorza Universidade Vila Velha
  • Carolina Magri Ferraz Universidade Vila Velha
  • Dayane Milani Araujo Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Aline Del Carmem Garcia Lopes Universidade Vila Velha
  • Luiza Bortolotti Carvalho Universidade Vila Velha
  • Flaviana Lima Guião Leite Universidade Vila Velha
  • Priscila Camargo Granadeiro Farias
  • Ayisa Rodrigues Oliveira Mestranda, Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  • Fabio Ribeiro Braga Universidade Vila Velha

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14393/BJ-v34n6a2018-41800

Keywords:

mite, dermatosis, domestic rabbit., Espirito Santo

Abstract

This study aimed to report the first occurrence of Leporacarus gibbus in a domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) from the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil. The two-year-old male rabbit came from a rural area and was admitted to the Veterinary Hospital Professor Ricardo Alexandre Hippler with intense pruritus throughout the body, severe hair loss, crustal lesions on the outer surface of the ears, and desquamation mainly in the dorsal region. A skin scraping and trichogram were performed. In the microscopic evaluation of the hairs obtained from the dorsal region, mites with morphology compatible with L. gibbus were observed. Cheyletiella parasitovorax and Psoropotes cuniculi were also detected in the same region. Treatment with ivermectin (0.4 mg/kg) was prescribed with three applications every 14 days, over a period of six weeks. This report presents the first description of the occurrence of L. gibbus in the state of Espírito Santo concomitant with poly-infestation of C. parasitovorax and P. cuniculi, and it is hoped that this will provide a research tool for future work in the region. 

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Published

2018-12-14

How to Cite

GORZA, L.L., FERRAZ, C.M., ARAUJO, D.M., GARCIA LOPES, A.D.C., CARVALHO, L.B., LEITE, F.L.G., FARIAS, P.C.G., OLIVEIRA, A.R. and BRAGA, F.R., 2018. Leporacarus gibbus (Acari: listrophoridae) in a naturally-infested domestic rabbit: first report of its occurrence in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 1693–1696. [Accessed4 December 2022]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v34n6a2018-41800. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/41800.

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Agricultural Sciences