Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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Notoedres cati

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_2158-2

From Greek: noton = backside, edres = seat (means: the anus is dorsal).

General Information

Species of mange mites of cats and other felids (Fig. 1), which reach a size of about 235–300 × 200 μm as females and 150–180 × 120 μm as males. In the life cycle (which takes 3 weeks) one larva and two nymphs occur prior to adults. The symptoms of this peculiar mange start at the tips of the ear (Fig. 2) and generalize very often to the whole surface of the head. Young cats may die very soon, but also elder ones lose weight and may die after 4–5 months. Molecular biological assays showed strain variations (e.g., N. cati var cuniculi of rabbits). Mites.


Life Cycle General Information Strain Variation Biological Assay Mange Mite 
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Further Reading

  1. Hellmann K et al (2013) Treatment of naturally Notoedres cati-infested cats with a combination of 10 % imidacloprid 10 %/moxidectin 1 % (Advocate®/Advantage® Multi, Bayer). Parasitol Res 112(Suppl 1):57–66CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Stephenson N et al (2013) Development and validation of a fecal PCR assay for Notoedres cati and application to notoedric mange cases in bobcats (Lynx rufus) in Northern California, USA. J Wildl Dis 49:303–311CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany