[Epidemiological investigations of bovine Chorioptes mange in Germany]

Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr. 2005 Mar-Apr;118(3-4):128-33.
[Article in German]


Chorioptic mange in cattle has long been recognised as a common external parasitosis in livestock. In order to evaluate the economic importance of Chorioptes bovis-mange, the seasonal prevalence in several types of husbandry in the states of Germany, location of clinical skin symptoms, procedure of diagnosis, influence on milk or meat production, and treatment especially in dairy farming, 1190 German large animal practicioners have been asked by questionnaires from which 367 responded. This paper gives an update on important epidemiological investigations on bovine chorioptic mange due to this inquiry. Since more than one third of the questioned veterinarians see tail mange often, it is of high importance for farm cattle. Chorioptes mange mainly occurs in dairy cattle stocks, and has especially negative effects on milk production and meat productivity. For treatment of this external parasitosis mainly macrocyclic lactons and pyrethroids are used.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Animal Husbandry / economics
  • Animal Husbandry / methods
  • Animals
  • Cattle
  • Cattle Diseases / economics
  • Cattle Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Cattle Diseases / parasitology
  • Female
  • Germany / epidemiology
  • Health Surveys
  • Male
  • Mite Infestations / economics
  • Mite Infestations / epidemiology
  • Mite Infestations / parasitology
  • Mite Infestations / veterinary*
  • Psoroptidae / pathogenicity*
  • Seasons
  • Surveys and Questionnaires