The Use Of Amitraz In The Control Of An Outbreak Of Sarcoptic Mange In A Colony Of Koalas
A. s. BROWN,1 A. A. SEAWRIGHT2 AND G. T. WILKINSON3
University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, 4067
1 Department of Veterinary Anatomy
2 Department of Veterinary Pathology and Public Health
3 Department of Veterinarv Medicine
4 Ectodex Acaricidal Dog Wash, F 8 B Chemicals Pty Ltd, Eastwood, New South Wales 2122
An outbreak of sarcoptic mange in a colony of koalas was effectively controlled by the topical application of amitraz as a 0.025% aqueous suspension. Several koalas died in the 9 months preceding treatment, with lesions suggestive of Sarcoptes scabiei; however, no further deaths occurred following treatment and there was complete recovery of all affected animals.