Effects of the scab mite Psoroptes ovis on the haematology and live mass of Merino and Dorper sheep.

@article{Meintjes2002EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of the scab mite Psoroptes ovis on the haematology and live mass of Merino and Dorper sheep.},
  author={T. Meintjes and Leon J. Fourie and Ivan G. Horak},
  journal={The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research},
  year={2002},
  volume={69 4},
  pages={285-93}
}
Five Merino and five Dorper sheep were artificially infested with the sheep scab mite Psoroptes ovis and the effect of infestation on their haematology, serum protein levels and live mass recorded for a period of 14 weeks. The reaction of the Merino sheep to infestation was more severe than that of the Dorper sheep. Haematological values fluctuated within the normal range during the assessment period. The mean haemoglobin concentration of the Merino sheep declined until antiparastic treatment… CONTINUE READING

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