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mange

(mānj), contagious skin disease of domestic and wild animals. The several types of mange, including follicular and sarcoptic mange, are caused by various minute parasitic mites that burrow into skin, hair follicles, or sweat glands. This leads to chronic skin inflammation and loss of hair. Sarcoptic mange, also called scab or scabies, produces intense irritation. Treatment of infected animals consists of repeated dipping (see dipdip,
in agriculture, method of treating animals (chiefly livestock) infested with skin parasites such as mites, ticks, and warbles. The animal is dipped into or forced to swim through a tank filled with an insecticide solution.
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) or spraying with insecticides. Secondary bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics.

Mange

 

a disease in animals caused by various itch mites parasitic to the animals. Various types of mange are distinguished according to the mite species and its location on the skin, for example, acaridic mange, psoroptic mange, feather mange, chorioptic mange, and otodectic, or ear, mange. Itch mites are host specific species. For example, among the psoroptic mites, Psoroptes equi parasitizes horses, P. bovis parasitizes cattle, and P. ovis parasitizes sheep.

For symptoms, treatment, and prevention of mange diseases, seeACARIASIS; DEMODETIC MANGE; and CHORIOPTIC MANGE.

mange

[mānj]
(veterinary medicine)
Infestation of the skin of mammals by certain mites (Sarcoptoidea) which burrow into the epidermis; characterized by multiple lesions accompanied by severe itching.

mange

an infectious disorder mainly affecting domestic animals, characterized by itching, formation of papules and vesicles, and loss of hair: caused by parasitic mites
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