I am researching the Cheylietella (or dandruff) mite in dogs. I am
interested in any input, especially by veterinarians or researchers,
1) This mite appears in some breed lines in puppies at 2 -3 weeks even
when the *** has been bathed in pyrethrin shampoo prior to whelping
and appears free of infestation. Is there any research that this mite
is harbored by the *** and only appears when the ***'s system is
2) If the animals are being infested from a contaminated environment
(even though *** dogs don't show signs of it), is there research as to
the best treatment rid the mite from the environment? Does the fact
that the mite is an arachnid suggest a class of insecticide other than
3) This mite is common in certain breeds and the question arises as to
whether it is a trait or susceptability that could be bred out of a
*** line. Any research on this point?
Note that I am NOT asking about treating an existing condition. It
responds readily to two or three shampoos, each a week or ten days
apart, with flea shampoos containing pyrethrins.