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Table 1 Treatment regime and detection of mites at different sampling time points.

From: Sarcoptes mite epidemiology and treatment in African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) calves captured for translocation from the Kafue game management area to game ranches

     Number of calves detected with presence of Sarcoptes scabieimites at;
Year Number of calves Severity of skin infection Severity score 1st Sampling and treatment (Day 1) 2nd Sampling and treatment (Day 30) 3rd sampling and treatment (Day 60) 4th sampling (Day 90)
2004 48(45)* Mild + 25 2 0 0
   Moderate ++ 12 4 0 0
   Severe +++ 8 6 2 0
2005 38(32)* Mild + 16 0 0 0
   Moderate ++ 10 4 0 0
   Severe +++ 6 4 2 0
Totals 86(77)*    77 14 4 0
  1. *Number of calves infected with Sarcoptes mange at capture (first sampling).