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Dermatology: scraping

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Contributor(s):

Dawn Logas


Introduction

  • To identify parasitic skin mites.
  • Skin mites are, however, relatively uncommon in the horse.
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Uses

Advantages

  • Cheap, effective diagnostic aid.

Disadvantages

  • Negative result does not rule out some mites, egSarcoptesspp.
  • Multiple scrapings may be required.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Littlewood J D (1997) Diagnostic procedures in equine skin diseaseEquine Vet Educ (4), 174-176 VetMedResource.

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