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External parasites of small ruminants. A practical guide to their prevention and control.

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This book is comprised of 11 chapters covering the prevention and control of ectoparasites that contribute to disease and infection in sheep and goats, types of parasites, diseases caused by these parasites and control methods that are currently available. Moreover, the implications of these ectoparasitoses on animal welfare and environmental impacts are also discussed. Focus is given on mites (Ac...


Chapter 4 (Page no: 63)

Lice (Phthiraptera).

This chapter covers the morphology, distribution, life cycle, seasonality, host specificity, survival in the host, feeding, transmission, pathogenicity, clinical aspects and diagnosis of lice species infesting sheep and goats. Focus is given on Bovicola ovis, Linognathus stenopsis, Linognathus pedalis, Linognathus ovillus, Linognathus africanus, Bovicola limbata, Bovicola peregrina, Bovicola caprae and Bovicola crassipes.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Bates, P.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) Mites (Acari). Author(s): Bates, P.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 49) Ticks (Ixodida). Author(s): Bates, P.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 75) Flies (Diptera). Author(s): Bates, P.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 99) Fleas (Siphonaptera). Author(s): Bates, P.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 103) Diagnosis. Author(s): Bates, P.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 119) Prevention. Author(s): Bates, P.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 125) Chemical control. Author(s): Bates, P.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 185) Alternative control methods. Author(s): Bates, P.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 197) Economic damage. Author(s): Bates, P.