Ivan Ravera

Ivan Ravera

Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803



PhD, Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain), 2015

MS, University of Barcelona (Spain), 2012

DVM, University of the Salvador (Argentina), 2006


Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Dermatology

Research Interest

Demodicosis, canine otitis externa  

Teaching Interest

Small Animal Dermatology

Clinical Interest

Small Animal Dermatology


Sebaceous naevus in a dama gazelle (Nanger dama mhorr). Ravera I, Ramis A, Carbonell MD, Serra CI. Veterinary Record Case Reports 2019; 7: e000875. doi: 10.1136/vetreccr-2019-000875.

Serum detection of IgG antibodies against Demodex canis by western blot in healthy dogs and dogs with juvenile generalized demodicosis. Ravera I, Ferreira D, Solano-Gallego L, Bardagí  M, Ferrer L. Research in Veterinary Science 2015;101:161–4. doi: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2015.06.011. PMID: 26267107.

Identification of a third feline Demodex species through partial sequencing of the 16S rDNA and frequency of Demodex species in 74 cats using a PCR assay. Ferreira D, Sastre N, Ravera I, Altet L, Francino O, Bardagí M, Ferrer L. Veterinary Dermatology 2015;26: 239–e53. doi: 10.1111/vde.12206. PMID: 26178604.

Immunology and pathogenesis of canine demodicosis. Ferrer L, Ravera I, Silbermayr K. Veterinary Dermatology 2014; 25: 427-e65. doi: 10.1111/vde.12136. PMID: 24910252.

Pyogranulomatous mural folliculitis in a cat treated with methimazole. Castro Lopez J, Lloret A, Ravera I, Nadal A, Ferrer L, Bardagí M. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 2013; 16: 527-531. doi: 10.1177/1098612X13507072. PMID: 24101746.

Development of a PCR technique specific for Demodex injai in biological specimens. Sastre N, Ravera I, Ferreira D, Altet L, Sánchez A, Bardagí M, Francino O, Ferrer L. Parasitology Research 2013; 112: 3369–72. doi: 10.1007/s00436-013-3531-z. PMID: 23851729.

Efficacy of a new topical cyclosporine A formulation in the treatment of atopic dermatitis in dogs. Puigdemont A, Brazís P, Ordeix L, Dalmau A, Fuertes E, Olivar A, Pérez C & Ravera I. Veterinary Journal 2013; 197:280-285. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2013.02.018. PMID: 23562341.

Small Demodex populations colonize most parts of the skin of healthy dogs. Ravera I, Altet LL, Francino O, Sánchez A, Roldán W, Villanueva S, Bardagí M, Ferrer L. Veterinary Dermatology 2013; 24:168–e37. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3164.2012.01099.x. PMID: 23331694.

Phylogenetic relationships in three species of canine Demodex mite based on partial sequences of mitochondrial 16S rDNA. Sastre N, Ravera I, Villanueva S, Altet L, Bardagí M, Sánchez A, Francino O, Ferrer L. Veterinary Dermatology 2012; 23:509–e101. doi: 10.1111/vde. 12001. PMID: 23140317.

Development of a real time PCR to detect Demodex canis DNA in different tissue samples. Ravera I, Altet L, Francino O, Bardagí M, Sánchez A, Ferrer L. Parasitology Research 2011; 108:305–308. doi: 10.1007/s00436-010-2062-0. PMID: 20865428.

Long term follow-up of dogs diagnosed with leishmaniosis (clinical stage II) and treated with meglumine antimoniate and allopurinol. Torres M, Bardagí M, Roura X, Zanna G, Ravera I, Ferrer L. The Veterinary Journal 2011; 188:346–51. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2010.05.025. PMID: 20594876.