Trixacarus

Trixacarus

a genus of mange mites in the family Sarcoptidae.

Trixacarus caviae
(syn.Caviacoptes caviae) causes mange in guinea pigs characterized by alopecia, pruritus and keratinization.
Trixacarus diversus
causes mange in rats, mice and hamsters.
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SELLNICK (named after the person who first discovered it) or rat mange is a condition caused by a burrowing skin mite called trixacarus cavia that affects guinea pigs.