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Sarcoptic mange

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Sarcoptic mange

Guinea pigs are prone to skin and mite infestations. Sarcoptic mange (scabies) is one of the external parasites that is often diagnosed and can be extremely serious.

A severe case of Sarcoptic mange in a guinea pig
©David Perpiñán

What causes Sarcoptic mange in guinea pigs?

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