Demodicosis, also called demodectic mange or red mange, is caused by a sensitivity to and overpopulation of Demodex canis as the animal`s immune system is unable to keep the mites under control. Demodex is a genus of mite in the family Demodicidae. Demodex canis occurs naturally in the hair follicles of most dogs in low numbers around the face an....
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Type: Term Pronunciation: dem′ō-di-kō′sis Definitions: 1. Folliculitis is primary sign; usually localized around eyes, mouth, and face but may become generalized in distribution. In veterinary medicine, certain breeds of dogs and cats are predisposed to the more severe generalized disease; infestation is seen also associated w...
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