A form of mange caused by the itch mite and tending to affect chiefly the abdomen and hindquarters. Compare with demodectic mange.
More example sentences
- Phoebe had lost half her weight, had lice and sarcoptic mange.
- Dogs of all ages may be affected, but sarcoptic mange is more common in young animals.
late 19th century: sarcoptic from the modern Latin genus name Sarcoptes (from Greek sarx, sark- 'flesh') + -ic.
Definition of sarcoptic mange in:
- The US English dictionary