- news, features, articles and disease information for the swine industry

ThePigSite Pig Health

Mange Mites (Sarcoptes Scabiei)

See chapter 11 for the main section on mange.

Sponsored by IVOMEC
Ivomec: For Mange free pigs!

Mange is caused by a small skin parasite Sarcoptes scabiei. The life cycle of the mite is at least 3 weeks and disease therefore will be rarely seen in the sucking piglet but infection is often picked up from the carrier sow at this time. However it is a common disease in the weaned and growing pig and adult animals. Control is by treating the sow pre-farrowing.

Share This

Managing Pig Health - 5m Books

Pig Identification - 5m FarmSupplies

Our Sponsors


Seasonal Picks

Animal Welfare Science, Husbandry and Ethics: The Evolving Story of Our Relationship with Farm Animals - 5m Books