chorioptic mange

chorioptic mange
chorioptic mange n mange caused by mites of the genus Chorioptes that usu. attack only the surface of the skin esp. about the feet and lower legs or in cattle at the base of the tail compare DEMODECTIC MANGE, SARCOPTIC MANGE

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mange caused by infestation with species of Chorioptes; it usually occurs on the posterior body of cattle or horses, from the udder and perineum to the hind legs. Called also chorioptic acariasis or itch.

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  • chorioptic mange — noun Etymology: New Latin Chorioptes + English ic : mange caused by mites (genus Chorioptes) that usually attack only the surface of the skin especially about the feet and lower legs or in cattle at the base of the tail compare demodectic mange,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mange — A cutaneous disease of domestic and wild animals caused by any one of several genera of skin burrowing mites; in humans, mite infestations are usually referred to as scabies. [Fr. manger, to eat] demodectic m. an infestation of the hair follicles …   Medical dictionary

  • chorioptic acariasis — see under mange …   Medical dictionary

  • chorioptic itch — see under mange …   Medical dictionary

  • demodectic mange — n mange caused by mites of the genus Demodex that burrow in the hair follicles esp. of dogs causing pustule formation and spreading bald patches compare CHORIOPTIC MANGE, SARCOPTIC MANGE * * * mange caused by infestation with species of Demodex,… …   Medical dictionary

  • sarcoptic mange — n a mange caused by mites of the genus Sarcoptes that burrow in the skin esp. of the head and face compare CHORIOPTIC MANGE, DEMODECTIC MANGE * * * scabies in animals other than humans …   Medical dictionary

  • sarcoptic mange — noun : a mange caused by mites (genus Sarcoptes) burrowing in the skin especially of the head and face called also barn itch; compare chorioptic mange …   Useful english dictionary

  • foot mange — noun : chorioptic mange …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mud fever — Dermatophilus congolensis, a causative agent of mud fever Mud fever is a group of diseases of horses causing irritation and dermatitis in the lower limbs of horses. Often caused by a mixture of bacteria, typically Dermatophilus congolensis, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Chorioptes — Cho·ri·op·tes .kōr ē äp .tēz, .kȯr n a genus of small parasitic mites infesting domestic animals and causing chorioptic mange cho·ri·op·tic äp tik adj * * * Cho·ri·op·tes (kor″e opґtēz) a genus of parasitic mites of the family… …   Medical dictionary

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