Mateo is a veterinarian who is asked to look at a six-month-old puppy. The puppy has lost several patches of hair around its hindquarters and stomach. Its owner says that the poor thing is constantly scratching the areas and she is afraid that it will get infected. After examining the pup, Mateo takes a skin scraping of the area without hair. After examining the scraping under a microscope, Mateo prescribes some medication for the puppy and a medicated bath for the owner to give her. He also advises her that if she has any other pets in the home, she should separate them. Based on these findings, what type of parasite infection does this pup MOST likely have?
localized demodex mange
generalized demodex mange
Jamal works for a chemical company that manufactures pesticides and insecticides. The department he oversees deals especially with flea bombs and other products designed to take care of flea infestations. If Jamal were to look back over his record of sales during the year, in which season would his department show the most growth?
Santiago is a veterinarian who always tries to make sure he recommends medications that are the best fit for his patients and their owners. Knowing the pros and cons of topical flea treatments, to which owner will Santiago MOST likely recommend a topical formula?
a 24-year-old mom of two toddlers with a golden retriever
a 56-year-old hunter whose bird dogs look for ducks in the marsh
a 35-year-old writer whose poodle rarely goes outside except for walks
an 18-year-old surfer whose dog rides on the board with him
Avery notices a few small spots on her basset hound where he has lost his hair. The skin is an odd color, so she takes him to the vet for an exam. After the vet takes a skin scraping of the small areas, he explains to Avery that the dog has a type of mite that is not contagious. The mite is blocking the dog’s hair follicles, causing those patches. What prognosis will the vet MOST likely give Avery’s dog?
He will explain that this is localized demodicosis and will clear up on its own.
He will explain that even though this is localized demodicosis, it will spread to the heart.
He will explain that this is generalized demodicosis and will need to be treated with medicine.
He will explain that this infection is generalized demodicosis, but it will resolve on its own.
Although it is possible to treat a heartworm infection in dogs, there are some things for owners to be cautious of. During the treatment, which warning would a veterinarian want to make clear to the dog’s owner?
Make sure that the dog is not in contact with any other animals.
Make sure that the dog does not eat anything solid and stays on liquids only.
Make sure the dog wears a protective collar to keep him from scratching or biting.
Make sure that the dog stays as still as possible with no running or jumping.
Sanjay is a veterinarian at a marine science museum. The museum’s sea lion, Bernie, needs to have blood drawn today to check him for a parasite. Sanjay checked him six months ago but this particular parasite can sometimes take up to six months to show up in a blood test, so he wants to get another sample from Bernie just to be sure. When Sanjay is examining Bernie’s sample under the microscope, what parasite is he MOST likely looking for?
Mon Jan 25 2021 23:23:11 GMT-0500 (EST)