Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

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Sarcoptic mange incidence established for pigs


Pigs, Sarcoptes scabiei, Mange, Surveys, Western Australia

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Sarcoptic mange of pigs is caused by the pig mange mite Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis which spends all its life on the pig, obtaining its food requirements from the body fluids and skin.

The adult mite is small and difficult to see, but the raised lumps it produces as it burrows into the skin may be readily seen.

The incidence of Sarcoptic mange in pigs was established in a survey conducted by Veterinary Parasitologist, G. de Chaneet.


Found in previous article. Reproductive wastage in sheep in non-clover areas Department of Agriculture, Western Australia Vol 13 No 3 Page No 91

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