Are there dogs suffering from scabies/mange (lutho) in your neighbourhood and do you want to help them?
You can! And it’s not too difficult!
Warning: Whenever you touch a street dog make sure you are safe. Don’t give the dog a chance to bite you!
The medicine, Ivermectin, is widely available and easy to administer. You don’t have to touch the dog during treatment. Positive results are usually seen within a short period of time.
What do you need?
Buy Ivermectin tablets in one of the bigger (human) pharmacies. In Patan for instance you find the tablets in Alka and Sumeru Hospital pharmacies. They are available in 6, 8, 10 and 20 mg. Animal Nepal also provides them for free to volunteers.
How much should I give?
The dosage is 400 micro gram per kg, so give this much:
• Puppy of 1 kg: 0.4 mg
• Small dog of 10 kg: 4 mg
• Medium dog of 20 kg: 8 mg
• Large dog of 40 kg: 16 mg
How should I give the tablet?
Put the tablet in some food, like a piece of meat, a sausage or a piece of bread. You can also grind it and mix it with sweet milk or meat soup.
How often should I give the medicine?
You need to give 4 doses with an interval of one week. The total treatment takes 1 month. If the dog can be touched you can put a skin cream such as Wokazole to speed up the healing process.
Sometimes the skin disease returns after a year or earlier. You can then repeat the same treatment.
If any problem call our veterinarian (9801222307) or the Mobile Response Team (9801222306).