psoroptic mange


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psoroptic mange

a parasitic dermatitis of many species caused by Psoroptes spp. mites. They are P. cervinus (deer), P. equi, P. natalensis (cattle and water buffalo) and P. ovis (sheep, goats and cattle). The common ear mange mites are P. cuniculi. The disease in sheep is serious with much damage to fleece and some deaths. Goats and horses show mostly ear mange with much head shaking but lesions can occur anywhere on the body. In cattle the lesions are widespread and itching is severe. Called also sheep-scab, body mange, ear mange.
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The family tree produced by the researchers' team puts house dust mites as direct descendants of full-time parasites like the cat ear mite, and the psoroptic mange mites that afflict sheep and cattle.
Psoroptic mange, which is similar to sheep scab, is caused by a mite that is more active over the autumn and winter.
Dr Mary Vickers, a senior beef scientist with the English Beef and Lamb Executive (Eblex), said: "Experience from continental Europe, Ireland and the USA where it has long been recognised, suggests psoroptic mange could easily become a very common as well as highly debilitating UK disease if effective action is not taken to control it.
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