2015 – PREVALENZA DI ROGNA SARCOPTICA IN PARTITE DI SUINI MACELLATI
Parole chiave: Rogna sarcoptica, macello, suini
In this study we evaluated the prevalence of Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis mite in pigs at slaughterhouse in northern italy. from august 2014 to January 2015 we sampled 219 pigs batches at slaughterhouse belonging to 112 farms from 20 different provinces. We analysed pools from 30 swine ear scrapings with a clariication/concentration method. Sarcoptic mange overall prevalence in herds was 13,7% (IC 95%: 9,1%-18,3%), while positive farms were 19,6% (IC 95%: 12,2%-27%) of 112 farm sampled. Sarcoptic mange is still present in swine industry in northern Italy representing an important cause of economic losses in pig breeding and a problem for dificult diagnosis and managing.