A form of mange caused by follicle mites and tending to affect chiefly the head and foreparts. Compare with sarcoptic mange.
- Most pets that have demodectic mange are young, which is a big aid in the diagnostic process.
- Dogs infected with scabies or demodectic mange should be groomed following the advice of your veterinarian only.
- Occasionally, an animal will develop demodectic mange as an adult; however, this usually means that the animal has another medical condition that is compromising the immune system.
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