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mange

 [mānj]
a skin disease of domestic animals, due to mites.

mange

(mānj),
A cutaneous disease of domestic and wild animals caused by any one of several genera of skin-burrowing mites; in humans, mite infestations are usually called scabies.
[Fr. manger, to eat]

mange

(mānj)
n.
Any of several contagious skin diseases of mammals caused by parasitic mites and characterized by skin lesions, itching, and loss of hair.

mange

[mānj]
a cutaneous disease of domestic and wild animals caused by skin-burrowing mites. See also scabies.

mange

(mānj)
A cutaneous disease of domestic and wild animals caused by any one of several genera of skin-burrowing mites; in humans, mite infestations are usually referred to as scabies.
[Fr. manger, to eat]

mange

A common skin disease of domestic animals sometimes transmitted to people. It is caused by any one of a range of skin mites, such as Sarcoptes scabei that burrow into the skin causing intense itching. See also SCABIES.

mange

a skin disease of domestic animals, caused by a number of genera of mites and described under those headings. See chorioptic mange, demodectic mange, notoedric mange, otodectic mange, psoroptic mange and sarcoptic mange.

auricular mange
see ear mange (below).
body mange
ear mange
called also auricular mange; see otodectic mange, psoroptic mange.
follicular mange
fox mange
head mange
incognito mange
a form of sarcoptic mange in well-groomed dogs in which lesions are virtually absent, but there is still intense pruritus.
notoedric mange
otodectic mange
red mange
synonym for sarcoptic mange in farm animals and demodectic mange in dogs.
ursicoptic mange
pruritus and alopecia caused by a sarcoptiform mite (Ursicoptes americanus) found in the follicular sinuses of bears.