Chapter 17 Pt 1

Chapter 17 Pt 1

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Unformatted text preview: Spend en5re life on the host •  Mallophaga –  =Chewing or bi5ng lice –  Trichodectes canis –  Felicola subrostrata •  Anoplura –  =Sucking lice •  Heavy infesta5ons result in itching, hair loss, anemia •  Killed by satura5ng animal with insec5cidal shampoo or spray •  Ivermec5n will also treat Arthropoda - Insects •  Siphonaptera –  =Fleas •  Wingless, blood-feeding insects •  Ctenocephalides felis –  Most common flea on dogs and cats –  Parasitizes wide range of animals –  C. canis is relatively rare Arthropoda - Insects •  Siphonaptera –  Fleas •  Fleas consume 15 times their weight in blood each day •  Blood loss can kill host •  Itching, scratching, hair loss, rashes, bumps •  Also are Hosts to tapeworm and other organisms (so if a dog or cat eats a flea, will usually get tapeworm infection) Arthropoda - Insects •  Siphonaptera –  Fleas •  Large enough to be seen crawling or jumping on animal •  Flea feces also diagnostic •  Control through pest management •  Adulticides used to kill adult fleas (most spot-on applications) •  Insect growth regulators prevent metamorphosis into adults (more expensive spot-on meds and some injectables) •  MUST treat environment too! Arthropoda - Insects •  Hymenoptera –  Bees, wasps, hornets, fire ants • Over 130,000 species • Not parasitic • To...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2014 for the course AVS 201 taught by Professor Mallilo during the Spring '11 term at Rhode Island.

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