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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y de Zootecnia

versão impressa ISSN 0120-2952


FERNANDEZ, J. G.; TRUJILLO, M.; PEREIRA, M.  e  GONZALEZ, A.. Sarcoptic mange in pigs in deep beeding. Case report. Rev. Med. Vet. Zoot. [online]. 2018, vol.65, n.3, pp.282-288. ISSN 0120-2952.

Sarcoptic mange infestation in pigs is caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis. It is distributed worldwide. Pig owners are generally concerned about the internal parasitic infections and ignored the external parasitic infestations. But the external parasitic infestation with S. scabiei has economic significance as it causes morbidity, mortality, decreased fertility and lower feed conversion ratio. In this study the prevalence of sarcoptic mange in a pigs farm in deep beeding in Guárico state (Venezuela) was investigated, using the direct parasitological techniques of flotation-concentration and direct microscopy. Results showed that two of the seven pigs examined were positive for Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis. Skin lesions potentially attributable to this mite were present in 100% of animals, but the parasite could be detected in only 28.6% of them. A flotation-concentration technique was more effective than direct microscopy. In this report we describe for the first time the detection of Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis mites on domestic pigs in Venezuela in deep beeding.

Palavras-chave : deep beeding; pigs; Sarcoptes scabiei; mange.

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