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What is the sarcoptic mange?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Canine Scabies

Sarcoptic mange can infect dogs, cats & farm animals.
It is caused by a burrowing mite called sarcoptes scabiei canis.It is very contagious. It causes intense itching, hair loss and crusting of the skin. If you see a dog with this type of mange it may bite or scratch it’s skin. This type of mange may be seen in undernourished or immunocomprimised animals and often leads to secondary infection.

In brief: Canine Scabies

Sarcoptic mange can infect dogs, cats & farm animals.
It is caused by a burrowing mite called sarcoptes scabiei canis.It is very contagious. It causes intense itching, hair loss and crusting of the skin. If you see a dog with this type of mange it may bite or scratch it’s skin. This type of mange may be seen in undernourished or immunocomprimised animals and often leads to secondary infection.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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