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Psoroptic mange in cattle

Last Modified: Thu, 09 May 2019 08:37:27 IST
Disease name Psoroptic mange in cattle
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Bovine
Description Psoroptic mange is an allergic dermatitis caused by a non-burrowing surface feeding mite whose life cycle takes place on the host. Disease is usually seen in the winter but can occur at other times. The disease in cattle can cause severe welfare problems due to pruritus, skin damage and secondary bacterial infections
Status in Ireland Present
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Recorded
DAFM Division Responsible Ruminant Animal Health/ERAD Division
Contact erad@agriculture.gov.ie
Legislation http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/si/130/made/en/print#
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
OIE Listed No
OIE Link
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