Use of Remote Cameras to Monitor the Potential Prevalence of Sarcoptic Mange in Southern Texas

Author(s): Kyle Brewster, Scott E. Henke, Clay Hilton, and Alfonso Ortega-S. Jr.

Published: April 2017

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Sarcoptic mange, caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei, is a common, highly contagious skin disease that has been reported from more than 100 species of mammals, including humans. This study's objectives were to 1) determine the prevalence of sarcoptic mange within mammals from southern Texas, and 2) determine the efficacy of using remote cameras to estimate mange prevalence.

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Brewster, K., S.E. Henke, C. Hilton, and A. Ortega-S., Jr.  2017. Use of Remote Cameras to Monitor the Potential Prevalence of Sarcoptic Mange in Southern Texas. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 53(2).377-381.