Mammals, especially wild canids like coyotes and foxes, and birds.
Infected mammals show varying degrees of hair loss, usually on the legs and tail. In severe cases, it can affect most of the body. Birds are mostly affected around the face and legs.
Some animals may have thickened skin.
Badly infected animals are in poor body condition.
Animals may be weak and fearless of humans.
Yes. There is a variety of mites that can cause mange, some of which can be transferred to humans through direct contact.
Infections can be treated by a physician.
No. Some mites can be transferred to pets through direct contact with infected wildlife.
Parasitic mites that invade the skin of animal hosts. Mites are related to spiders and ticks.