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A retrospective study on the skin diseases of Chinese Shar Peis was conducted over a 9-year period. Skin disease was found in 58 (49.2%) of the 118 dogs studied. Folliculitis was the most common clinical finding (43 of 58 dogs). In 6 dogs, there was no apparent reason for the folliculitis; however, it was secondary to allergic dermatitis, demodicosis, IgA deficiency, or hypothyroidism in the other dogs. Approximately 20% of the dogs had more than one of these disorders. Serum IgA concentration was measured in 7 dogs and was low in all 7.

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in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

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Thirty adult dogs with chronic generalized demodicosis were treated with oral administration of milbemycin oxime (0.52 to 3.8 mg/kg oj body weight, q 24 h). Results oj skin scrapings were used to determine whether administration oj milbemycin should be continued or discontinued. Dogs that were free of clinical signs of demodicosis 12 months after administration of milbemycin was discontinued were considered cured. Sixteen dogs were cured, 5 dogs were never cleared of mites, and 9 dogs were cleared of mites, but relapsed after administration of milbemycin was discontinued. Adverse effects of milbemycin were rare and transient.

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in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association