Veterinary advice should be sought before applying any treatment or vaccine.

Chorioptic mange is caused by Chorioptes bovis and C. caprae mites. It is characterized by lesions, mild crusting and scaling of the pasterns, resulting from the mites feeding on the epidermal debris from the skin. The mite resides on the skin surface of goats and feeds on the epidermal debris.

Outbreaks occur most often during cold weather months.

Symptoms

Lesions, crusting and scaling on the lower limbs
Stamping or chewing at lower limb lesions
Alopecia

Diagnosis

  • History
  • Clinical signs
  • Physical exam
  • Diagnostic samples

Treatment

Treatment TypeDetails
Lime sulfurtotal body spray or dip in 2% solution, 4 times a week
Fenvalerate (0.05%)single dip
Systemic antibioticsfor secondary bacterial infections

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Seasonality

WinterSpringSummerAutumn

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