Trixacarus | definition of Trixacarus by Medical dictionary
a genus of mange mites in the family Sarcoptidae.
(syn.Caviacoptes caviae) causes mange in guinea pigs characterized by alopecia, pruritus and keratinization.
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.