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Mange Mites (Sarcoptes Scabiei)See chapter 11 for the main section on mange.
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.