Course Closed

As of February 12, 2024 the course is no longer open for enrollments


Course Overview

Skin conditions related to mites are commonly seen in practice. Recognizing the presenting signs along with understanding diagnostic testing protocols and treatment options, enable the veterinary practice team to provide effective medical care. This course will provide an overview of some of the mites that affect cats and dogs.

It Mite Be Mange is a free course provided by VetMedTeam in educational partnership with the Merck Veterinary Manual.


Continuing Education Credits

Course meets the requirements for 1 RACE hours of continuing education credit for veterinary technicians and veterinarians in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval. However, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery.

RACE Subject Category: Medical; Delivery Method: Non-interactive Distance; Program Number 749073.


Content Authors

This course was developed utilizing content from the Merck Veterinary Manual.

Editors of The Merck Veterinary Manual Online
Scott Line, DVM, PhD, DACVB Editor-in-Chief
Michael A. Moses Executive Editor

Editorial Board
Dana G. Allen, DVM, MSc, DACVIM
Peter D. Constable, BVSc (Hons), MS, PhD, DACVIM
Peter R. Davies, BVSc, PhD
Katherine E. Quesenberry, DVM, MPH, DABVP (Avian)
Andrew Dart, BVSc, PhD, DACVS, DECVS
Philip T. Reeves, BVSc, PhD, FACVSc
Jagdev M. Sharma, BVSc, MS, PhD

Additional Content Development:

Additional content development outside of the Merck Veterinary Manual was provided by Allison O’Kell, DVM, MS, DACVIM.


Learning Objectives

After completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • distinguish between the most common types of mites
  • outline the diagnosis and treatment of various types of mange cases
  • compare and contrast treatment protocols


Participant Feedback

...I like a lot the key points of every type of mite. It helped me to remember this information the most. Also, I liked the pictures of each mite and helped me to differentiate them.

...Wealth of information that you don't usually encounter day to day in practice.

...ability to move around the material freely and the ability to stop and restart as needed...

...the information was well organized and easy to follow....

...I was able to write notes down and I also liked it because there was no time limit. I am usually very busy so this is flexible and it aided me with my time management.

...This course offered a very necessary review of material covered during veterinary classes, only the author presented the material in a more interesting format and made a better use of visual materials.

...Treatment regimens...

...I felt the pictures along with the text will help to correctly identify in cytologies.

...Refresher on the most commonly seen mites we see in our practice and the treatments for them. Plus learning about a few new ones that may not affect our region but are interesting to learn about.

...the way is separated each type of mite, as well as distinguished the difference between cat and dog mites.

...Great information presented on the Mange topic and different types of skin conditions and what to do to treat them. I loved the material and thorough information regarding the topic. Great Continued Education Course!

...I liked that the information was from Merck, but the Merck format was kept intact, therefore future reference is easy by sight recognition of reference sections.

...The information from this course can be used in the animal shelter where I work.

...I was able to write notes down and I also liked it because there was no time limit. I am usually very busy so this is flexible and it aided me with my time management.


Enrollment, Participantion, and Completion Parameters

This course is "on demand." Participants may enroll at any time. Upon submission of enrollment the participant is immediately added to the course. The course welcome email provides login and other important information.

This is an asynchronous course, meaning it does not contain real time components. Participants do not need to be logged into the course at specific times to attend lectures or view presentations.

Participants do not need to complete the course in one sitting. However, students who do not access the course within 30 days of last access will be processed as incomplete. Any activity within the course will reset to the full 30 days time allotment.

The completion requirements for this course are:

  • complete the examination with a score of 80% or better - multiple attempts are permitted
  • submit the course survey

Upon submission of the final completion requirement, the participant will automatically be marked as completed and the course completion email will be sent out. The participant will have immediate access to the certificate.

Participants who are unable to complete a course may re-enroll at their convenience providing the course is still available.



Price: FREE