Chorioptic mange on cattle is caused by the parasitic mite, Chorioptes bovis. It is one of the most common mites on cattle in Alberta. These mites do not burrow deeply into the skin as do Sarcoptes scabiei, the cause of sarcoptic mange. Unlike sarcoptic mange, chorioptic mange is not a federally reportable disease.

Chorioptic mange in cattle fact sheet

  • Fact sheet about chorioptic mange in cattle, including diagnosis and the lifecycle of Chorioptes bovis.