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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.
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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.

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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The bacteria associated with the mites in demodectic mange lesions were regarded by some workers as secondary invaders [7, 9].
Previous workers have undermined the role played by bacteria in demodectic mange lesions by simply regarding them as secondary invaders.
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Efficacy of herbal formulations against demodectic mange infection in dogs has been reported by Roy and Roy (2008).
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The disease resulting from infestation with this normally harmless organism is a noncontagious skin condition known as demodectic mange or demodicosis.
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.
Demodectic mange is caused when a parasite, Demodex canis, which lives a natural life in the hair and oil glands of the skin of most healthy dogs, starts multiplying rapidly.
(2006) found highest incidence of tick infestation followed by sarcoptic mange, lice infestation and demodectic mange. Different studies indicated that the prevalence of dermatophytes might be as low as 2% of all dermatologic cases (Foil, 1990) which is in agreement with the present study.