schurftarm

English translation: low prevalence of mange

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Dutch term or phrase:schurftarm
English translation:low prevalence of mange
Entered by: MoiraB

08:50 Apr 25, 2005
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Livestock / Animal Husbandry / pig diseases
Dutch term or phrase: schurftarm
This term is used in the revised IKB regulations for pig farms (IKB being the Dutch quality assurance system in this area). Only googles you get take you to these very regulations! I don’t get what the difference between schurftvrij and schurftarm is. If you interpret schurftarm as something like ’having a low incidence of mange’, the farmer would still have to use some sort of treatment to stop it getting any worse, surely? Or perhaps minor cases of mange are insignificant?

De ondernemer maakt voor zijn bedrijf een vast behandelplan om schurft te bestrijden. Er wordt een keuze gemaakt uit de volgende drie mogelijkheden:
- Het bedrijf voert het “schurftvrij protocol” uit. Werkwijze volgens de voorschriften van de Gezondheidsdienst voor Dieren.
- Het bedrijf is “schurftarm”, de varkenshouder kan dit aantonen, waardoor een standaard schurftbehandeling niet nodig is.
- Het bedrijf is “niet schurftvrij”, de dieren worden behandeld tegen schurft.
MoiraB
France
Local time: 17:35
low incidence of scabies
Explanation:
schurft-vrij = scabies-free

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Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 17:35
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Thanks for confirming my own suggestion, though I'm afraid your search results were too general to be any use, even after adding in "pigs" (and excluding "guinea"!!). I actually found more relevant support for the phrase "low prevalence" in conjunction with mange or animal diseases in general. Incidentally, mange is the more common term than scabies in a pig context, e.g. http://www.thepigsite.com/PigHealth/article.asp?ArticleID=632
"Mange is a parasitic disease of the skin caused by one of two mites either Sarcoptes scabiei or Demodex phylloides. Sarcoptic mange (sometimes called scabies) is by far the most common and important because it is irritant and uncomfortable for the pig, causing it to rub and damage the skin which becomes unsightly. It significantly depresses growth rate and feed efficiency."
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4 +4low incidence of scabies
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low incidence of scabies


Explanation:
schurft-vrij = scabies-free

See webpages for information that may be of interest.



    Reference: http://www.google.be/search?hl=en&as_qdr=all&q=veterinary+sc...
Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 17:35
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 2
Grading comment
Thanks for confirming my own suggestion, though I'm afraid your search results were too general to be any use, even after adding in "pigs" (and excluding "guinea"!!). I actually found more relevant support for the phrase "low prevalence" in conjunction with mange or animal diseases in general. Incidentally, mange is the more common term than scabies in a pig context, e.g. http://www.thepigsite.com/PigHealth/article.asp?ArticleID=632
"Mange is a parasitic disease of the skin caused by one of two mites either Sarcoptes scabiei or Demodex phylloides. Sarcoptic mange (sometimes called scabies) is by far the most common and important because it is irritant and uncomfortable for the pig, causing it to rub and damage the skin which becomes unsightly. It significantly depresses growth rate and feed efficiency."

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agree  Ljiljana Malovic
3 mins
  -> Thanks!

agree  Lawyer-Linguist: yes, "arm" meaning lacking/poor/ not having much literally, in this register "low incidence" is perfect.// :-))
32 mins
  -> Thanks for the Kudos!

agree  Mirjam Bonne-Nollen
3 hrs

agree  Paul Peeraerts
8 hrs
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