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Husky skin infection problem
Join date : 2017-05-09
|Subject: Husky skin infection problem Tue May 09, 2017 2:33 pm|| |
Hello, my seven month old husky has started getting these bald patches on his body. The problem started around two months back. Over the course of two months, he has got two ivermectin injections. His daily medicine includes one 10 mg ivermectin tablet, one 50 mg zinc supplement tablet(as per one doctor it is Zinc responsive dermatosis) and omega 3 and 6 supplement along with a skin ointment. Have started cephalexin 300 mg tab since yesterday. But the problem is getting worse. Need help.
Join date : 2013-06-14
Location : Missouri
Join date : 2011-08-25
Location : Santa Cruz, California
|Subject: Re: Husky skin infection problem Sun May 21, 2017 1:13 am|| |
You might need to go to a dermatologist, or skin specialist to get on the right meds. If what he has is Demodectic mange (which I'm assuming since he is getting ivermectin intramuscularly and orally), then the treatment is pretty intense and can last for months. Ivermectin usually is the first course of action, but there may be others that would work better. If a treatment is working, then you should be able to see results in the first week or two. Since you are saying that it is getting worse, I'm not convinced it's demodex. Ask your vet for a referral to a dermatologist if that's the route you want to take.
Like mentioned above, shampoo therapy does wonders for skin conditions, but not mange. So in order for us to be able to better help, we need to know what the doctor diagnosed and what specific treatments have already been preformed (ex. skin scraps, biopsies, bloodworm, etc.).
|Subject: Re: Husky skin infection problem || |
Husky skin infection problem
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