Juvenile Demodicosis

Juvenile demodicosis is a skin disease of young dogs caused by a mite called Demodex canis. The disease occurs in two forms, either localized or generalized. It can cause symptoms in dogs from localised hair loss without skin inflammation to extensive hair loss with severe skin inflammation and bacterial infection.

Latest Research Update: Collection of blood for genetic studies from dogs affected and unaffected is ongoing.

Breeds: American Staffordshire Terrier, Pug, Staffordshire Bullterrier

Main collaborators: Kerstin Bergvall (Swedish University of Agricultural Science)

Main contact: Kerstin Bergvall, kerstin.bergvall@slu.se