Scabies in a goat case study


Nwoha R. I. O.

In Texas, sarcoptes scabies is a reportable disease especially in Angora goats and in sheep in the USA. The prevalence of mange mite infestation in some African countries has also been recorded including in Nigeria which was estimated at 11 to 33%. The meat of West African dwarf goat (WADG) is a special delicacy in Nigeria especially in the eastern part and scabies is one of the major damaging skin diseases which favours loss in production. Therefore the relevance of this report of a generalised case of Sarcoptes scabies var caprie in goat presented at the Veterinary Clinic, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike with a view to review new trends in the management and treatment of the condition.

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