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1 March 2009 Acariasis in Captive Fat-Tailed Jirds (Pachyuromys duprasi)
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This case report describes acariasis in captive, wild-caught, fat-tailed jirds (Pachyuromys duprasi). All animals within the cage (n = 4) were examined for pruritus and alopecia and subsequently found to be infested with the mite Pyroglyphis morganii. All life stages of the mite were identified on animals and within the nesting materials. Treatment, including repeated subcutaneous ivermectin administration and husbandry practice modifications, proved effective in eradicating the mites and in subsequent amelioration of clinical signs.

Stephen A. Felt "Acariasis in Captive Fat-Tailed Jirds (Pachyuromys duprasi)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 40(1), 217-219, (1 March 2009). https://doi.org/10.1638/2008-0138.1
Received: 6 August 2008; Published: 1 March 2009
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