Scabies is a contagious skin disease of cattle caused by tiny parasitic mites that pierce the animal's skin to feed. Discharge from the mite wound oozes onto the surface of the skin to form scabs or crusts.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Bailey, James H., "Scabies: Re-Emerging as a Major Cattle Health Problem" (1979). South Dakota Cattle Feeders Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1979. 2.