Mangy bunnies at the 2024 annual meeting of “la Territorial Terres de l´Ebre”

Once more, the update of the sarcoptic mange epidemic in European rabbits in south Catalonia and north Valencia community has been the main protagonist of the meeting. The past 23 March 2024, the Federació Catalana de Caça launched the 2024 annual meeting of the Territorial Terres de l’Ebre, an annual meeting to update the outcomes of the management of game fauna in Catalonia. One of the main characters of the meeting was the burrowing mite, Sarcoptes scabiei affecting free-ranging European rabbit populations in northeast Spain. Even if we start to understand the infection dynamics of this mite there is still a long way for disease control in the states affected by the disease.