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In Nigeria, dogs are the common companions in many households and, harbor wide range of ectoparasites of severe zoonotic potentials. A cross sectional survey was conducted to examine the prevalence, intensity and risk factors of ectoparasite infestation among the owned dogs in Kwara state, Nigeria. ...

Author(s)
Abdulkareem, B. O.; Christy, A. L.; Samuel, U. U.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Parasite Epidemiology and Control, 2019, 4, pp e00079
Abstract

Lice are small wingless insects in the order Phthiraptera. Historically, the chewing louse Heterodoxus spiniger (Enderlein) was described from marsupials to the domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris L.). Clinical manifestations of infestations by chewing lice are characterized by intense irritation...

Author(s)
Torres-Chable, O. M.; Baak-Baak, C. M.; Cigarroa-Toledo, N.; Zaragoza-Vera, C. V.; Arjona-Jimenez, G.; Moreno-Perez, L. G.; Medina-Perez, P.; Machain-Williams, C.; Garcia-Rejon, J. E.
Publisher
Society of Southwestern Entomologists, Dallas, USA
Citation
Southwestern Entomologist, 2017, 42, 2, pp 409-418
AbstractFull Text

Heterodoxus spiniger is a rare chewing louse; infest dogs and occasionally cats with expanding geographical distribution. This preliminary report is aimed to record infestation of stray dogs in Kafr El-Sheikh city, Egypt by H. spiniger. Two dogs out of 10 were naturally infected with H. spiniger....

Author(s)
Sultan, K.; Khalafalla, R. E.
Publisher
Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Citation
Tropical Biomedicine, 2014, 31, 2, pp 378-380
Abstract

The objective of this study was to screen and identify rickettsial organisms in ectoparasites collected from dogs in a shelter in Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico. One hundred dogs were inspected for ectoparasites. All the dogs were parasitized with Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks, three with ...

Author(s)
González-Álvarez, V. H.; Fernández de Mera, I. G.; Cabezas-Cruz, A.; Fuente, J. de la; Ortega-Morales, A. I.; Almazán, C.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports, 2017, 10, pp 143-148
Abstract

A total of 200 dogs and 137 cats were examined for the presence of fleas, ticks and lice in Bishoftu, central Oromia, Ethiopia from September 2009 through April 2010. At least one ectoparasite species was found on 97% (194/200) of the dogs and 90.5% (124/137) of the cats. On dogs, fleas (...

Author(s)
Bersissa Kumsa; Yonas Abiy; Fufa Abunna
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports, 2019, 15, pp 100263
Abstract

Heterodoxus spiniger is a common dog chewing louse, which is known as an intermediate host of Dipetalonema reconditum. Despite its wide geographical distribution in Brazil, H. spiniger was only recently recorded in Pernambuco. The aim of this paper was to verify H. spiniger infestation in dogs from ...

Author(s)
Torres, F. D.; Figueredo, L. A.
Publisher
Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Citation
Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 2007, 44, 2, pp 77-80
Abstract

This study was conducted to determine the presence of Acinetobacter and Rickettsia species DNA in lice and Melophagus ovinus (sheep ked) of animals from Oromia Regional State in Ethiopia. From September through November 2011, a total of 207 cattle, 85 sheep, 47 dogs and 16 cats were examined for...

Author(s)
Bersissa Kumsa; Socolovschi, C.; Parola, P.; Rolain, J. M.; Raoult, D.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2012, 7, 12, pp e52377
Abstract

Arthropod-borne diseases are widespread worldwide and are a complex interaction between animals, humans and ectoparasites. The understanding of the diversity and epidemiology of organisms transmitted by arthropod vectors, and the role of hosts and vectors in transmission of infections remain...

Author(s)
Hung Manh Nguyen; Theppannga, W.; Vongphayloth, K.; Douangngeun, B.; Blacksell, S. D.; Robinson, M. T.
Publisher
Wiley, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Zoonoses and Public Health, 2020, 67, 8, pp 862-868
AbstractFull Text

Stray cats collected from Georgetown, Penang from 2008 to 2010 were screened for ectoparasites via fine-tooth combing. Two cats from a total 102 examined were infested with the dog louse, Heterodoxus spiniger. Both cats, a juvenile male and female were found in close contact with each other prior...

Author(s)
Norhidayu, S.; Mohd Zain, S. N.; Jeffery, J.; Lewis, J. W.
Publisher
Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Citation
Tropical Biomedicine, 2012, 29, 2, pp 301-303
Abstract

Domestic dogs, Canis lupus, have been one of the longest companions of humans and have introduced their own menagerie of parasites and pathogens into this relationship. Here, we investigate the parasitic load of 212 domestic dogs with fleas (Siphonaptera) chewing lice (Phthiraptera), and ticks...

Author(s)
Wells, K.; Beaucournu, J. C.; Durden, L. A.; Petney, T. N.; Lakim, M. B.; O'Hara, R. B.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Parasitology Research, 2012, 111, 2, pp 909-919

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