Chorioptic mange in an American black bear (Ursus americanus) from Massachusetts, USA

Kevin D. Niedringhaus, Justin D. Brown, Maureen Murray, Bruno C.M. Oliveira, Michael J. Yabsley

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Abstract

American black bears (Ursus ameri-canus) are increasingly reported to develop mange. This report describes a case of mange associated with a Chorioptes species, which has not previously been reported, to our knowledge, in free-ranging black bears. Basic clinical findings as well as methods of identification for this mite are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)701-704
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of wildlife diseases
Volume57
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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