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  • adj. Pertaining to, or caused by mites of the genus Sarcoptes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or caused by sarcoptids; due to the presence of these mites: as, sarcoptic mange or itch.


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From Sarcoptes +‎ -ic


  • Many of the animals get their hairless or nearly hairless look from a common skin disease called sarcoptic mange, caused by mites.

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  • Geological Survey USGS are using thermal imaging to determine how a disease called sarcoptic mange affects the survival, reproduction and social behavior of grey wolves in sarcoptic mange, a highly contagious disease caused by mites that burrow into the skin, causing infections, hair loss, severe irritation and an insatiable desire to scratch.

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  • The flareup in tensions centers around a decision to shut down as of September 1 parts of the reserve due an outbreak of sarcoptic mange found in the Bushmen's goats.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Presidential press secretary Jeff Ramsay said the closure of parts of the park followed identification of a highly contagious outbreak of sarcoptic mange among herds of domestic goats and sheep illegally brought into the reserve by bushmen who resisted being relocated.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Typical sarcoptic mange, but in this case neglected till the sheer misery of the irritation had put the poor animal off his food.

    Every living thing

  • Pediculosis, caused by the sucking louse (Hematopinus tuberculatus), occurs widely among buffalo, and sarcoptic mange (Sarcoptes scabiei var. bubalus) is a serious disease, especially among calves and during dry seasons when wallowing opportunities are restricted.

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  • · Prevent and control the major diseases and parasites of the buffalo: hemorrhagic septicemia, brucellosis, tuberculosis, foot-and-mouth disease, sarcoptic mange, fascioliasis, nematode parasites, rinderpest and

    11 Recommendations and Research Needs

  • _Mange in horses_ may be caused by either psoroptic or sarcoptic mites.

    Common Diseases of Farm Animals

  • A mixed infection -- sarcoptic plus psorotic acariasis -- is sometimes seen.

    The Elements of Bacteriological Technique A Laboratory Guide for Medical, Dental, and Technical Students. Second Edition Rewritten and Enlarged.

  • _ -- Psoroptic mange is less common than sarcoptic mange in horses, and as the parasite (Pl. XXXIX, fig. 3) only bites the surface and lives among the crusts under the shelter of the hair, it is very easily discovered.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse


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