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Sheep Scab

Last Modified: Thu, 17 May 2018 09:29:25 IST
Disease name Sheep Scab
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Ovine
Definition Sheep scab is a contagious, highly pruritic disease caused by the mite Psoroptes ovis. Affected sheep develop large, yellowish, scaly, crusted lesions, accompanied by damage to the wool and hide. Emaciation and secondary bacterial infections can occur in untreated animals, pregnant sheep give birth to smaller lambs, and lambs that become infested may lose condition rapidly and die. (The Center for Food Security and Public Health. IOWA State University(
Status in Ireland
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
DAFM Division Responsible
Contact
Legislation http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/si/50/made/en/print?q=si+50+2016&=&=
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/fr/Health_standards/tahm/2.09.08_MANGE.pdf
Publications