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1 July 1981 TRANSMISSION OF PSOROPTIC MITES FROM BIGHORN SHEEP (Ovis canadensis mexicana) TO DOMESTIC SHEEP, CATTLE AND RABBITS
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Psoroptic mites, thought to be Psoroptes ovis (Hering) and collected from bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis mexicana) in southern New Mexico, were transferred to domestic sheep, rabbits and cattle. These mites established infestations in the ears of 5 of 6 rabbits but failed to establish lasting infestations on sheep. Reproducing colonies of mites were established with difficulty on cattle (3 of 11). The studies indicate that these mites are not adapted to cattle or domestic sheep.

WRIGHT, GUILLOT, and MELENEY: TRANSMISSION OF PSOROPTIC MITES FROM BIGHORN SHEEP (Ovis canadensis mexicana) TO DOMESTIC SHEEP, CATTLE AND RABBITS 1
F.C. WRIGHT, F.S. GUILLOT, and W.P. MELENEY "TRANSMISSION OF PSOROPTIC MITES FROM BIGHORN SHEEP (Ovis canadensis mexicana) TO DOMESTIC SHEEP, CATTLE AND RABBITS 1," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 17(3), (1 July 1981). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-17.3.381
Received: 5 January 1981; Published: 1 July 1981
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