Prevalence of Demodicosis of Dogs in Makurdi Metropolis

  • CI Ogbaje
  • DI Agor
  • M Adamu


A survey of prevalence of demodicosis of dogs was conducted between  October, 2010 and April, 2011 in Makurdi Metropolis. A total of 316 dogs were sampled. 111(35.1%) of the dogs were positive of the disease. The Local breed (Nigeria Mongrels) were the most affected 65(58.6%) followed by Cross breeds (Nigeria Mongrel and exotic breeds) 33(29.7%) and exotic breeds 13(11.7%) were the least affected. The age group most affected was between
1and 4years 61(55%). There was no significant difference in sex distribution. The clinical signs observed in dogs with the disease were pruritus, alopecia, nodular lesions and scaly skin. Prevalence rate of 35% was obtained from
the  study.

Keywords: Demodicosis, Prevalence, Nigeria mongrel, Pruitus, Dog, Veterinary Services,


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