Th is paper describes a rare case of severe notoedrosis (notoedric mange) in a household cat from the suburban region of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. According to history, the male cat was in direct contact with stray kitten which had dermatological disorder. Th e examination of the skin revealed an intensely pruritic and hyperkeratotic dermatitis with typical scabby appearance. Deep scarifi cation samples were collected from the altered skin area and macerated in 10% KOH. Th e microscopic examination revealed mites from genus Notoedres, later identifi ed as Notoedres cati according to the morphological shape and size. Th e aff ected cat was treated with ivermectin 0.4 mg/kg, subcutaneously, two times with 7 day intervals. The first follow-up physical examination was done aft er seven days. Th is control showed that pruritic changes began to disappear. This case report confi rms the presence of Notoedres cati in the cat population in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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