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The problem: It’s mange — or is it?

“My dog is very itchy and a fellow beater advised me he thought she had mange. I was too embarrassed to ask him exactly what he meant. What do you think?” OWEN LLOYD HALTRY, MONMOUTHSHIRE

be perfectly honest, he probably doesn’t know what he was talking about either, though I am sure he was trying to be helpful. Mange seems to be used as a generic term by some people to describe any skin condition with clinical signs that include itching, hair loss, scabs, redness,

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