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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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Therapeutic efficacy of Ridd against demodectic mange infestation in dogs.
Sadly, in severe cases of recurrent Demodectic mange, euthenasia is sometimes indicated.
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Advantage Multi has been approved in Europe for topical use in treating demodectic mange and was shown to be safe for affected dogs at recommended doses (applied once a month).
Spinosad should not be combined with the very high doses of ivermectin (Heartgard) or milbemycin oxime (Interceptor) used to treat demodectic mange, as it increases their neurological effects, but should be safe when used along with the normal heartworm preventive dosage found in this new product.
The disease resulting from infestation with this normally harmless organism is a noncontagious skin condition known as demodectic mange or demodicosis.
The founder of the sanctuary had never seen a dog in this state and the vet said it was the worst demodectic mange she'd seen.
ProMeris had recently been approved for treatment of generalized demodicosis, also called demodectic mange or demodex (treatment is not needed for the localized form).
Therapeutic evaluation of herbal preparations against demodectic mange infection in dogs.
2006) found highest incidence of tick infestation followed by sarcoptic mange, lice infestation and demodectic mange.