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Psoroptic mange in cattle is a severe and debilitating skin disease, caused by a Psoroptes sp. mite.

Animal and Plant Health Agency recently diagnosed Psoroptic mange, caused by Psoroptes species (sp.) mites in ten cattle herds in Wales. There are anecdotal reports of infection on two other holdings. These are the first cases seen in Great Britain since the 1980s and it is probable that the infection has been imported from Europe.

There is no link with Psoroptes ovis (sheep scab) cases.

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