Chorioptic mange is a contagious disease spread by direct contact or via fomites.
Species which have been reported as parasitic on cattle include:
- Chorioptes bovis
- Chorioptes texanus
This parasite commonly affects the pasterns of cattle but can also affect the perineum and other parts of the body.
Diagnosis is made by deep skin scrapings, skin biopsy, or response to therapy.
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