Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Veterinary entomology: arthropod ectoparasites of veterinary importance.

Abstract

This textbook, aimed mainly at veterinary students and practising veterinarians, should also be of interest to medical entomologists, parasitologists and those working in related livestock disciplines. It concentrates on the arthropod ectoparasites of most significance in temperate northern Europe and North America. Following a chapter on the importance and diversity of arthropod ectoparasites, the chapters are on: mites (Acari); ticks (Acari); adult flies (Diptera); myiasis; fleas (Siphonaptera); and, lice (Phthiraptera). Most of these chapters have diagnostic keys for identification of species or genera of arthropods in that group. The final, extensive chapter is on the control and treatment of ectoparasite infestation, with sections on: diagnosis; chemical control of ectoparasites; mode of ectoparasiticide application; problems with chemical control; non-chemical control of ectoparasites; and then sections dealing specifically with the ectoparasites of cattle, sheep, horses, pigs, goats, dogs, cats, small mammals and birds.