Sheep scab

Sheep scab is a major source of economic loss and a serious threat to sheep welfare. Prompt treatment is essential, but as irritation/pruritus is the main clinical sign in early cases of both louse and mite infestations1, it is critical to get an accurate diagnosis early, to know which targeted, effective treatment plan to implement.

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  1. SCOPS Scab
  2. Stubbings, L ., (Sept, 2007). The prevalence and cost of sheep scab. Presentation to the Sheep Veterinary Society.
  3. Bisdorff, B., Wall, R., Milnes, A., (2006). Prevalence and regional distribution of scab, lice and blowfly strike in Great Britain. Veterinary Record,158(22), 749-52. 
  4. Bisdorff, B., Wall, R., (2008). Control and management of sheep mange and pediculosis in Great Britain. Veterinary Parasitology, 155(12), 120-6.