sheep scab

sheep scab
psoroptic mange in sheep, the most common type of mange in that species, caused by the mite Psoroptes ovis, which infests the skin at the base of the hairs. A scab forms, which later detaches along with the wool; open sores may lead to infection, emaciation, and even death.

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  • sheep scab — noun : mange (as psoroptic mange) of sheep compare head scab * * * sheep scab noun A mange in sheep transmitted by mites • • • Main Entry: ↑sheep * * * sheep scab, a contagious disease of sheep due to mites which live on the skin and cause the… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • sheep-dip — [shēpdip΄] n. any chemical preparation used as a bath to free sheep from vermin and sheep scab or to clean the fleece and skin before shearing …   English World dictionary

  • scab — [skab] n. [ME scabbe < ON skabb, akin to OE sceabb < IE base * (s)kep , to cut, split > L scabies, SCABIES, scabere, to SHAVE] 1. a crust that forms over a sore or wound during healing 2. a mangy skin disease, as scabies, of animals, esp …   English World dictionary

  • Scab — (sk[a^]b), n. [OE. scab, scabbe, shabbe; cf. AS. sc[ae]b, sceabb, scebb, Dan. & Sw. skab, and also L. scabies, fr. scabere to scratch, akin to E. shave. See {Shave}, and cf. {Shab}, {Shabby}.] 1. An incrustation over a sore, wound, vesicle, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scab — /skæb / (say skab) noun 1. the encrustation which forms over a sore during healing. 2. Veterinary Science a mangy disease in animals, especially sheep; scabies. 3. Plant Pathology a. a hyperplasic plant disease with scab like lesions: apple scab …  

  • scab — 1. noun /skæb/ a) An incrustation over a sore, wound, vesicle, or pustule, formed during healing. , 1882: Scab was the terror of the sheep farmer, and the peril of his calling. mdash; James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and… …   Wiktionary

  • scab — scablike, adj. /skab/, n., v., scabbed, scabbing. n. 1. the incrustation that forms over a sore or wound during healing. 2. Vet. Pathol. a mangy disease in animals, esp. sheep; scabies. Cf. itch (def. 10). 3. Plant Pathol. a. a disease of plants… …   Universalium

  • scab — [[t]skæb[/t]] n. v. scabbed, scab•bing 1) pat the incrustation that forms over a sore or wound during healing 2) vet any mangy skin disease in animals, esp. sheep 3) a) ppa a fungal or bacterial disease of plants characterized by crustlike… …   From formal English to slang

  • Glossary of sheep husbandry — The raising of domestic sheep has existed in nearly every inhabited part of the globe, and the variations in cultures and languages which have kept sheep has produced a vast lexicon of unique terminology used to describe sheep husbandry. A few of …   Wikipedia

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