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louse and mite infestation in domestic animals in northern nigeria.records of domestic animals brought to the veterinary entomology laboratory for diagnosis of suspected lice and mite infestation over a 10 year period were analysed. from a total of 794 suspected cases, 137 (17.3%) and 247 (31.1%) were positive for lice and mange mites respectively. the most common lice species recorded were linognathus vituli (66.7%) on cattle, l. ovillus (83.3%) on sheep, haematopinus suis (100%) on pigs and menacanthus stramineus (54.5%) on poultry. other lice species recorde ...19921305335
incidence of mallophaga on poultry in dehradun (india).the order of abundance of different mallophagan species on poultry birds in dehradun (india) has been found to be menopon gallinae greater than menacanthus cornutus greater than menacanthus stramineus greater than goniocotes gallinae greater than goniodes dissimilis greater than lipeurus caponis greater than lipeurus lawrensis tropicalis greater than goniodes gigas. the intensity of these species upon 1249 birds has been recorded by coding system. the correlation between the monthly incidence of ...19921610017
the distribution of lice (phthiraptera) on poultry (gallus domesticus).the distribution of three amblyceran (menacanthus stramineus, menacanthus cornutus, menopon gallinae) and five ischnoceran species (lipeurus lawrensis tropicalis, lipeurus caponis. goniocotes gallinae, goniodes gigas, goniodes dissimilis) on poultry was determined. the preferred sites of these species on the host body were recorded.19911869359
ectoparasites of guinea fowl (numida meleagris galeata pallas) and local domestic chicken (gallus gallus) in southern guinea savanna, nigeria.the ectoparasites of poultry in a southern guinea savanna zone were investigated by the examination of guinea fowl and local domestic chickens in the range and guinea fowl under intensive management. the prevalent ectoparasites of range guinea fowl and local chickens include seven species of lice menacanthus stramineus, menopon gallinae, goniodes gigas, goniocotes gallinae, lipeurus caponis, numidilipeurus tropicalis, damalinia bovis; three mites bdellonyssus bursa, megninia cubitalis, dermanyss ...19883195043
lice on helmeted guinea fowls at five localities in south africa.a total of 234 helmeted guinea fowls, numida meleagris coronata, were examined for lice at five localities in south africa. these were the mountain zebra national park in the eastern karoo, cape province; the andries vosloo kudu reserve and the farm bucklands, in valley bushveld, eastern cape province; the bontebok national park, south-western cape province; and the southern part of the kruger national park, eastern transvaal lowveld. a total of eight louse species, comprising amyrsidea desousai ...19937970579
lice of farm animals in libya.this first report on the lice of farm animals in libya lists a total of fifteen species, as follows: haematopinus quadripertusus and linognathus vituli from cattle, bovicola ovis, linognathus pedalis, l. africanus and l. ovillus from sheep, l. stenopsis, l. africanus and bovicola caprae from goats. poultry harboured lipeurus caponis, l. heterographus, menacanthus stramineus, menopon gallinae, goniocotes gallinae, goniodes gigas and g. dissimilis.19938481530
association between duration of humid season and geographical distribution patterns of different species of chewing lice (mallophaga:insecta) infesting domestic chickens in nigeria.in a countrywide study of the geographical distribution patterns of chicken lice in nigeria, 3 species, menacanthus pallidulus (neumann 1912), goniodes dissimilis denny, 1842, and menopon gallinae (linnaeus, 1758), were completely restricted to within areas with a long humid season (6-12 humid mo per yr). in constrast, 4 species, cuclotogaster occidentalis tendeiro, 1954, menacanthus cornutus (schommer, 1913), amyrsidea powelli (bedford, 1920), and goniodes gigas (taschenberg, 1879), thrived onl ...19968973420
survey of peafowl (pavo cristatus) for potential pathogens at three michigan zoos.blood samples collected from 31 free-roaming peafowl from three zoos in michigan were tested serologically. antibody titers were present against avian adenovirus and bordetella avium in 19.3% and 61.3% of the samples, respectively. serum plate agglutination tests were positive for mycoplasma meleagridis and mycoplasma synoviae in 3.2% and 38.7% of the samples, respectively. all birds were seronegative for avian influenza, newcastle disease virus, west nile virus, mycoplasma gallisepticum, salmon ...200315077714
prevalence and seasonal variation of ectoparasite load in free-range chicken of kashmir valley.a faunistical study of ectoparasites was carried out for a period of two years from january 2005 to december 2006 in rural free-range chicken purchased from different areas of kashmir valley. screening of a total of 478 birds revealed only lice infestation with an overall prevalence of about 100% and 97.69% birds harboring multiple species. the prevalence for various species of lice, during winter, spring, summer, autumn and overall prevalence respectively, was 90.32%, 99.14%, 100%, 98.34% and 9 ...200919252998
phthiraptera (arthropoda, insecta) in gallus gallus from isolated and mixed backyard rearing systems.the objectives were to identify the species of chewing lice (mallophaga) at different body sites in chickens (gallus gallus), in isolated and mixed rearing systems, and to determine the dynamics and structure of the louse populations collected. the prevalences were 100 and 35% for chickens in the isolated and mixed systems, respectively. the species recorded were: menopon gallinae, menacanthus stramineus, goniodes gigas, goniocotes gallinae and lipeurus caponis. the chickens in the isolated syst ...201121439226
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