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[n] a persistent and contagious disease of the skin causing inflammation and itching and loss of hair; affects domestic animals (and sometimes people)

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\Mange\, n. [See {Mangy}.] (Vet.) The scab or itch in cattle, dogs, and other beasts. {Mange insect} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of small parasitic mites, which burrow in the skin of cattle. horses, dogs, and other animals, causing the mange. The mange insect of the horse ({Psoroptes, or Dermatodectes, equi}), and that of cattle ({Symbiotes, or Dermatophagys, bovis}) are the most important species. See {Acarina}.

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