Facts & Information on Livestock Pests
Links to K-State Extension Publications (pdf files):
Common insect and mite pests of livestock and pets in Kansas:
Cattle, swine, horses, sheep, goats, fowl and to a lesser extent dogs and cats.
Cattle (However, occasionally horses and people have hosted cattle grubs)
Most domestic animals except fowl.
Cattle and Horses
Mostly cattle, but will feed on horses, sheep and goats.
Mostly cattle and horses, but may bite swine, sheep, goats, dogs and humans.
Horses, mules and donkeys.
Cattle, swine, horses, sheep, goats, dogs and will bite humans. (Also refer to the managing stable fly populations at pasture feeding sites publication)
Sheep and goats.
Sheep (some success on goats and may bite people).
Most domestic animals except cats and fowl.
Most domestic animals except swine
|Choriptic mange mite||Cattle, horses, sheep and goats (different variety or subspecies for each species of host). Common on cattle and sheep but seldom diagnosed.|
|Demodectic mange mite||Cattle, swine, horses, goats, dogs and cats (different species of mite for each host species).|
|Psoroptic mange mite||Different species or subspecies parasitize cattle, horses, sheep, goats, and rabbits.|
|Sarcoptic mange or scabies mite||Different species affect different kinds of animals. Swine, horses, sheep, goats, dogs and humans.|
Created by Don Mock (retired). Updated and Maintained by Ludek Zurek, Medical and Veterinary Entomologist, Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan KS 66506, (785) 532-4731, email@example.com