"[Another] typically southern external parasite would be feline scabies (Notoedres
cati) or the fur mite."
cati has been known as feline parasite for several centuries.
Sarcoptidae * Notoedres
cati * Felines These mites are (worldwide) burrowing mites with a life cycle similar to Sarcoptes scabiei.
In the first group, various mites such as Demodex, Otodectes, Notoedres
and Sarcoptes are present for which there is no need for a long-lasting protection as treatment is done mostly after confirmatory diagnosis by skin scraping examination.
Mites that cause problems in cats are Demodex cati, Demodex gatoi, Notoedres
call (feline scabies), Cheyletiella and Otodectes (ear mites).
Treatment of Notoedres
cati var cuniculi infections in naturally infested conventional research rabits using invermacti.
Feline notoedric acariasis (feline mange) is a highly contagious, intensely pruritic, transmissible skin disease caused by the burrowing epidermal mite Notoedres
cati and was first detected by Hering in 1838.