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Chorioptes ovis

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Species:
Ectoparasite


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Chorioptes ovis
Chorioptic mite of chorioptic mange ar foot scab

General Description:
Similar to but smaller than Psoroptes communis ovis mites. Pretarsi are present.

Life Cycle:
10 days. Typical mite life cycle.

Location:
Feet are most often affected. Mites also infest scrotum, thighs, and lower cheek regions.

Geographical Distribution:
Common in sheep in many parts of the world.

Significance:

Chorioptic mange is not a serious problem in sheep.

Effect on Host:
Similar to psoroptic mange, but lesions are localized and less severe. Infested sheep scratch and rub their feet. Localized scabs may be seen.

Diagnostic Information:
Mites seen microscopically in scrapings from lesions.

Control:
Dipping of sheep in insecticide preparations. Ivermectin injected subcutaneously serves as an aid in the control of chorioptic mange.


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