Tropical Animal Health and Production

, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 81–86 | Cite as

Survey on the importance of mange in the aetiology of skin lesions in goats in Peninsular Malaysia

  • P. Dorny
  • T. Van Wyngaarden
  • J. Vercruysse
  • C. Symoens
  • A. Jalila


A survey on mange mite infestations in the aetiology of skin lesions in goats in Peninsular Malaysia is described. Skin lesions were observed in 25 (93%) of the 27 goat farms investigated. Mange mites were found in 22 (88%) of these goat herds.Chorioptes texanus was found in 20·7%,Psoroptes cuniculi in 19·3%,Sarcoptes scabiei in 18·6% andDemodex canis var.caprae in 0·4% of the samples, taken from the skin lesions. Thirteen cases of generalised mange were diagnosed, from which 9 were caused byS. scabiei, 2 byP. cuniculi and one byC. texanus. All other cases had more or less localised lesions. No significant differences could be found in incidence and distribution of skin lesions between age classes.


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Etude Sur L'importance De La Gale Dans L'ethiologie Des Dermatites (Lesions De La Peau) Chez Les Caprines En Malaisie Peninsulaire


Une enquête sur l'importance d'infestations à acariens dans l'étiologie d'affections cutanées des chèvres en Malaisie péninsulaire est décrite. Des lésions cutanées ont été observées dans 25 (93%) des 27 élevages de chèvres visités. Des acariens ont été mis en évidence dans 22 (88%) de ces élevages.Chorioptes texanus a été trouvé dans 20,7%,Psoroptes cuniculi dans 19,3%,Sarcoptes scabiei dans 18,6% etDemodex canis var.caprae dans 0,4% des échantillons prévelés des lésions cutanées. Treize cas de gale généralisée ont été observés, dont neuf étaient causés parS. scabiei, deux parP. cuniculi et un parC. texanus. Les autres cas étaient plus ou moins localisés. Il n'y avaient pas de différences significatives dans la prévalence ni dans la distribution des lésions cutanées entre les différentes catégories d'âge des chèvres.

Encuesta Sobre La Importancia De Sarna En La Etiologia De Lesiones De Piel En Caprinos De La Peninsula De Malasia


Se describe una investigación sobre la importancia de infestaciones por ácaros de la sarna en la etiología de la patología cutánea de cabras de la peninsula de Malasia. Se observaron lesiones cutáneas en 25 (93%) de los rebaños investigados. Se encontraron ácaros de la sarna en 22 (88%) de estos rebaños.Chorioptes texanus se encuentró en 20·7%,Psoroptes cuniculi en 19·3%,Sarcoptes scabiei en 18·6% yDemodex canis var.caprae en 0·4% de los muestros sacados de lesiones cutáneas. Se diagnosticaron trece casos de sarna generalizada, nueve de los cuales con causaS. scabiei, dosP. cuniculi y unoC. texanus. Los otros fueron todos más o menos localizados. No se pudo demostrar ninguna diferencia significativa ni en la incidencia ni en la localización de las lesiones cutáneas entre las varias categorías de edad.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Dorny
    • 1
  • T. Van Wyngaarden
    • 2
  • J. Vercruysse
    • 1
  • C. Symoens
    • 1
  • A. Jalila
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Veterinary MedicineUniversity Gent, CasinopleinGentBelgium
  2. 2.Agricultural University WageningenWageningenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal ScienceUniversiti Pertanian MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia

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