Small stock production: Dips to control sheep scab and goat mange

In a previous article we looked at the symptoms of sheep scab and mange on goats. In this article we look at solutions, medication and dips. When working with chemicals, use your common sense. Always treat chemicals with care. Follow the mix and dosage instructions on the label or the…

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Small stock production: Prevent and control parasitic mites that cause sheep scab and goat mange

Mites are ectoparasites that feed on the skin of the host animal and cause severe itching. This leads to scratching, rubbing and biting which, in turn, damages the skin, the wool and the hide. Stripped of hair and wool, bare patches of inflamed skin are crusted with weeping wounds and…

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Pork production: How to recognise and treat mange in pigs

Mange is caused by a mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, that lives in tunnels in the pig’s skin. It feeds on skin cells as it tunnels into the pig’s epidermis. Adult mites burrow into the skin and lay eggs, and develop through stages from larvae to nymphs and adults. Pigs are infected…

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