An outbreak of Trixacarus caviae infestation in guinea pigs at an animal petting facility and an evaluation of the safety and suitable dose of selamectin treatment.

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In June 2009, 27 guinea pigs kept at an animal petting facility at a zoo in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, were observed to scratch intensely, weaken, and develop lesions. Three sarcoptiform mites were found in skin scrapings taken from affected areas of 2 guinea pigs, and they were identified as Trixacarus caviae by morphological examination. This result… (More)
DOI: 10.1645/GE-2725.1

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@article{Honda2011AnOO, title={An outbreak of Trixacarus caviae infestation in guinea pigs at an animal petting facility and an evaluation of the safety and suitable dose of selamectin treatment.}, author={Masaki J. Honda and Kenjiro Namikawa and Haruyuki Hirata and Sakurako Neo and Takeshi Maruo and Julie Lynch and Ayako Chida and Tamako Morita}, journal={The Journal of parasitology}, year={2011}, volume={97 4}, pages={731-4} }