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Destructive to mites.
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The insecticidal and miticidal effects of surfactants and soaps have been known for a long time, although the mode of action is not clear (van der Meulen & van Leeuwen 1929; Wilcoxon & Hartzell 1931).
Turmeric and neem are known for their miticidal and antibacterial property.
Treatment of demodicosis typically involves miticidal therapy along with adjunctive therapy.
The efficacy of drugs was based on recovery of clinical signs and reduction in mite count in skin scrapings in pigs after administration of different miticidal drugs.
Management by mechanical cleaning of debris from the ear canal, instillation of an acaricide into the ear canal and application of a wholebody miticidal treatment to prevent reinfestation (Nixon et al, 1997).
In addition to effective miticidal therapy, treatment of concurrent bacterial and/or fungal infection, internal parasitism and underlying systemic disease must be undertaken to maximize successful treatment (Mueller et al.