Dennis Kopp USDA

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External Parasite Control

Publish Date: June 3, 2006

External parasitism is a continuing problem for pork producers. Estimates of annual losses to lice and mange infestations range from $30 million to $200 million. Lice and mange mites can also mechanically transmit diseases such as swine pox. The major problems are caused by hog lice, Haemotopinus suis, and mange mites, Sarcoptes scabiei and Demodex phylloides.

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