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Concerns over the role of pesticides affecting vertebrate wildlife populations have recently focussed on systemic products which exert broad-spectrum toxicity. Given that the neonicotinoids have become the fastest-growing class of insecticides globally, we review here 150 studies of their direct...

Author(s)
Gibbons, D.; Morrissey, C.; Mineau, P.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2015, 22, 1, pp 103-118
Abstract

Context. Despite the regular use of pesticides to control locusts, there is a lack of information on the effects of locust-control treatments on reptiles worldwide. Exposure to pesticides poses a significant potential hazard to small reptiles, both from the direct effects of exposure, and...

Author(s)
Maute, K.; French, K.; Bull, C. M.; Story, P.; Hose, G.
Publisher
CSIRO, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
Wildlife Research, 2015, 42, 1, pp 50-59
Abstract

The honesty of structural-based ornaments is controversial. Sexual selection theory predicts that the honesty of a sexual signal relies on its cost of production or maintenance. Therefore, environmental factors with negative impact on individuals could generate high costs and affect the expression...

Author(s)
Megía-Palma, R.; Martínez, J.; Merino, S.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Current Zoology, 2018, 64, 3, pp 293-302
Abstract

Hirstiella spp. are common ectoparasites of captive green iguanas (Iguana iguana). Suggested treatments are empirical and some of them are of low efficacy and potentially toxic. The objective of this open-label study was to investigate the short-term efficacy and safety of a single application of...

Author(s)
Farmaki, R.; Simou, C.; Papadopoulos, E.; Koutinas, A. F.; Saridomichelakis, M. N.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Parasitology, 2013, 140, 9, pp 1144-1148
AbstractFull Text

The aim of this case was to document the occurrence of a mite (Hirstiella sp.) on a green iguana and therapy to treat it with a 0.25% fipronil spray. Upon physical examination, a number of red mites, erythema, darkness, and itching were observed on the skin of a green iguana and Hirstiella sp. was...

Author(s)
Gazyağcı, S.; Aktaș, M. S.; Sarı, B.
Publisher
Veterinarski Fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb), Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Veterinarski Arhiv, 2011, 81, 6, pp 793-797
Abstract

A case of Ophionyssus natricis infection in Hermann's tortoises (Testudo hermanni boettgeri) was reported [Germany, date not given]. Two juvenile Hermann's tortoises approximately 6 months old presented numerous small white spots on the carapace. Ectoparasites were found on all soft parts of the...

Author(s)
Wiechert, J. M.
Publisher
Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, Chester Heights, USA
Citation
Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, 2007, 17, 2, pp 53-54
Abstract

Snake mites (Ophionyssus natricis) are common ectoparasites of snakes and lizards. These arthropods cause severe disorders by sucking the blood of their hosts, as well as generating skin damage and discomfort in affected reptiles. In addition, snake mites play an important role in the transmission...

Author(s)
Beck, W.; Pantchev, N.
Publisher
Verlag M. & H. Schaper, Alfeld (Leine), Germany
Citation
Kleintierpraxis, 2006, 51, 12, pp 648-652
Abstract

Reptiles in arid and semiarid zones are frequently exposed to insecticides sprayed to control locusts and grasshoppers. We evaluated the toxicity and pathogenicity of new biological and chemical control agents to the fringe-toed lizard Acanthodactylus dumerili in Mauritania, West Africa. A...

Author(s)
Peveling, R.; Demba, S. A.
Publisher
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), Pensacola, USA
Citation
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 2003, 22, 7, pp 1437-1447
Abstract

A. gracilipes might be a threat to green turtles nesing in Redang Island, Malaysia. A study was conducted to assess the effect of Presto (bait with a fish smell and containing 0.01 fipronil and especially designed for A. gracilipes). Preliminary observations at A. gracilipes nests revealed that the ...

Author(s)
Masayuki, M.; Chan EngHeng; Abu Hassan Ahmad
Publisher
Malaysian Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Citation
Malayan Nature Journal, 2007, 59, 4, pp 311-317
Abstract

Nine acaricides (amitraz, carbaryl, chlorpyrifos, cyfluthrin, fipronil, lindane, permethrin, phenothrin and pyrethrins) were studied for their efficacy in killing the African tortoise tick (Amblyomma marmoreum). Only four of the acaricides (chlorpyrifos, cyfluthrin, lindane and permethrin) produced ...

Author(s)
Burridge, M. J.; Peter, T. F.; Allan, S. A.; Mahan, S. M.
Publisher
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Lawrence, USA
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 2002, 33, 1, pp 52-57

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