Pruritus

From Cow

Pruritus is a general term for itching or itchiness that results in a desire to scratch.

In cattle, pruritus is commonly seen in association with parasites.

A number of more common diseases which cause pruritus in cattle include:

- Pancreatic paraneoplastic alopecia - usually a concurrent GI problem exists and poor condition (e.g. weight loss and dehydration).
- Paraneoplastic exfoliative dermatitis
- Degenerative mucinous lymphocytic mural folliculitis