While the appearance of lesions is of great value in diagnosing diseases caused by mites, the value of positive identification of the mites themselves prior to the application of control measures cannot be overemphasized. This bulletin is intended to provide the means for such positive identification, as well as to describe the mites, the lesion produced, and some of the available methods of control. In cases where mites burrow in the skin, it is more difficult for miticide to come in contact with the mites. Yet while high pressure techniques are not necessary, thorough application of the proper miticide is. The advent of chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticides such as chlordane and especially gamma benzene hexachloride, has changed mange control on the farm from a problem of alleviation to one of eradication.
South Dakota State University
Camin, Joseph H. and Rogoff, William M., "Mite Affecting Domesticated Mammals" (1952). Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletins (1939-2011). 22.