Veterinary advice should be sought before applying any treatment or vaccine.
Sarcoptic mange is a highly contagious, widespread condition of goats worldwide, caused by infestation with Sarcoptes rupicaprae or S. scabiei mites. These mites will tunnel into the epidermis of the goat and feed on tissue fluids, resulting in mechanical tissue damage, irritation, inflammation and predispose goats to myiasis and dermatophilosis. Infestations increase susceptibility to other diseases and create sites for secondary invasion by pathogenic organisms.
Mites are transmitted between animals by direct and indirect contact.