Veterinary Research Communications

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 113–117 | Cite as

Examination of possible transmission of sheep scab mitePsoroptes ovis between host species

  • D. J. O'Brien
  • J. S. Gray
  • P. F. O'Reilly
Parasitology

Abstract

Examination of possible transmission of the Irish strain of the sheep scab mite (Psoroptes ovis) of ovine origin between host species involved calves and goats being placed with infected sheep and also directly challenged with live mites. Although mites remained on recipient species for up to a week, they failed to produce disease in either of these species. Calves and goats that had live mites placed on them likewise failed to infect sheep with which they were housed.

Keywords

calves goats Psoroptes ovis sheep scab transmission 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Babcock, O.G. and Black, W.L., 1933. The common sheep scab mite and its control.Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin,479, 1–34Google Scholar
  2. Bedford, G.A.H., 1915.3rd and 4th Reports of the Directors of Veterinary Research, Department of Agriculture Union of South Africa, 1–99Google Scholar
  3. Boyce, W.M. and Brown, R.N., 1991. Antigenic characterization ofPsoroptes spp. (Acari, Psoroptidae) mites from different hosts.Journal of Parasitology,77, 675–679PubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. Delafond, O. and Bourguignon, H., 1856. Resultats des recherches enterprises sur la gale au mouton.Recueil de Medicine Veterinaire,111, 98–114, 171–182, 321–335Google Scholar
  5. Evans, R.P. and Kirkwood, A.C., 1984. Sheep scab = cattle scab.Veterinary Record,114, 459Google Scholar
  6. Guillot, F.S., 1981. Population increase ofP. ovis on stanchioned cattle during summer.Journal of Medical Entomology,18, 44–47PubMedGoogle Scholar
  7. Heath, A.C.G., Bishop, D.M. and Tenquist, J.D., 1989. Observations on the potential for natural transfer ofPsoroptes cuniculi andChorioptes bovis between goats and sheep.New Zealand Veterinary Journal,37, 56–58Google Scholar
  8. Hudman, B.A., 1962. Sheep scabies.South Western Veterinarian,16, 51–54Google Scholar
  9. Kemper, H.E. and Peterson, H.O., 1956. Scabies in sheep and goats. In:Animal Diseases Year Book, (United States Department of Agriculture, Washington), 403–407Google Scholar
  10. Kirkwood, A.C., 1983. Epidemiology of sheep scab.Irish Veterinary News, October, 11–13Google Scholar
  11. Kirkwood, A.C., 1986. History, biology and control of sheep scab.Parasitology Today,2, 302–306PubMedGoogle Scholar
  12. Lange, R.E., Sandoval, A.V. and Meleney, W.P., 1980. Psoroptic scabies in Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis mexicana) in New Mexico.Journal of Wildlife Diseases,16, 77–82PubMedGoogle Scholar
  13. Littlejohn, A.I., 1968. Psoroptic mange in the goat.Veterinary Record,82, 148–155Google Scholar
  14. Meleney, W.P., 1967. Experimentally induced bovine ‘psoroptic acariasis’ in a rabbit.American Journal of Veterinary Research,28, 892–894PubMedGoogle Scholar
  15. Pomroy, W.E., 1985. Sheep scab. In: W.A.G. Charleston (ed.),Sheep in New Zealand and Their Control. (The Sheep and Beef Cattle Society of The New Zealand Veterinary Association), 20–22Google Scholar
  16. Roberts, I.H. and Meleney, W.P., 1971. Acaricidial treatment for protection of sheep againstPsoroptes ovis.Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association,158, 372–378PubMedGoogle Scholar
  17. Shilston, A.W., 1915. Sheep scab. Observations on the life history ofPsoroptes communis varovis and some points connected with epizootiology of the disease in South Africa.3rd and 4th Reports of the Directors of Veterinary Research, Department of Agriculture Union of South Africa, 69–98Google Scholar
  18. Smith, J.H.C., 1976. Sheep scab in Great Britain since 1972.ADAS Quarterly Review,21, 208–213Google Scholar
  19. Sweatman, G.K., 1958. On the life history and validity of species inPsoroptes, a genus of mange mites.Canadian Journal of Zoology,36, 900–929Google Scholar
  20. Van der Merwe, G.F., 1949. Ear scab in sheep and goats.Journal of the South African Veterinary Medical Association,20, 93–98Google Scholar
  21. Wright, F.C., Riner, J.C. and Guillot, F.S., 1983. Cross mating studies withP. cuniculi (Delafond).Journal of Parasitology,69, 696–700PubMedGoogle Scholar
  22. Zielasko, B., 1979.Untersuchungen zur epizootologie der psoroptesraude (Psoroptes ovis)bei schaf und rind, Inaugural Dissertation DVM Tierarzliche Hochschule Hannover), 35Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers bv 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. J. O'Brien
    • 1
  • J. S. Gray
    • 2
  • P. F. O'Reilly
    • 1
  1. 1.Veterinary Research Laboratory, AbbotstownDublin 15
  2. 2.Environmental Resource ManagementUniversity College, Dublin, BelfieldDublin 4Eire

Personalised recommendations