demodectic mange


demodectic mange
demodectic mange n mange caused by mites of the genus Demodex that burrow in the hair follicles esp. of dogs causing pustule formation and spreading bald patches compare CHORIOPTIC MANGE, SARCOPTIC MANGE

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mange caused by infestation with species of Demodex, characterized by folliculitis with pustule formation, usually on the head, neck, or shoulders; it is common in dogs and cattle and occurs sporadically in other species. Called also demodectic acariasis, demodicosis, and follicular m.

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  • chorioptic mange — noun Etymology: New Latin Chorioptes + English ic : mange caused by mites (genus Chorioptes) that usually attack only the surface of the skin especially about the feet and lower legs or in cattle at the base of the tail compare demodectic mange,… …   Useful english dictionary


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