Dairy cattle-Scabies mite

Sarcoptes scabiei

Management-chemical control

  • lime sulfur dip or spray (BSP Lime-Sulfur Solution) at 1 gal in 15 gal warm water. Dipping vats must be maintained at 95° to 105°F. Use mixture only once; retreat animals as needed every 12 days. Lime sulfur corrodes application equipment.
  • permethrin spray (Atroban 11% EC) at 1 quart to 50 gal water. Spray 1 to 2 quarts per animal and get thoroughly wet. Treat once every 10-14 days as needed.