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Zoolog Sci. Apr;24(4) Population expansion of the poultry fluff louse, Goniocotes gallinae (De Geer, ) (Ischnocera, Phthiraptera). Saxena. Brief summary. No one has contributed a brief summary to this page yet. Explore what EOL knows about Goniocotes gallinae. Add a brief summary to this page. Goniocotes gallinae (De Geer, ). Ricinus gallinaeDe Geer, 79, pl. 4, fig. Distrito Federal: Gallus gallus, no date (Ancona b). Estado de.

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Parasitic Insects, Mites and Ticks: The three segments of the thorax are fused together, and the boundaries between them are indistinct. Pathological effects are only likely if the host is already in poor condition from other parasites or malnutrition. This species is the most damaging of the bird lice [7].

Infestations with the actively mobile M. It feeds only on the feathers and these lice can be seen in rows clasping a feather goniocootes [8].

Lipeurus caponis Wing-louse infests the underside of wings and tail of chickens. From Wikibooks, open books for an open world.

This division is clearest on the dorsal surface. Retrieved from ” https: Young birds are particularly harmed by these lice; infestations can build up rapidly, leaving the birds weak and even killing them.

Goniocotes gallinae Fluff-louse commonly infests poultry, amongst the down feathers over most of the body. These lice have no blood-sucking mouthparts.

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This louse is an intermediate host for the tapeworm of dogs, Dipylidium caninum. Bovicola ovis Red or chewing-louse of sheep infests sheep on their back and upper regions of their body; B. The Trichodectidae infest mammals: Irritation and pruritus leads to restless self-grooming. Effective self-grooming seems to protect most cats from harmful levels of infestation. This damage is known as spot and fleck. Lice in this group are similar in feeding habits to the ischnoceran lice because they feed with chewing mouthparts.


Gonoides dissimilis Brown chicken-louse and G. These mandibles also are used to grip onto hairs or feathers, and there is a groove in the ventral surface of the head to fit hairs or feather shafts. Heavy infestations in young birds may be highly damaging but this louse is rarely a severe pest to adult birds. This species may need to be distinguished from Trichodectes canis on dogs in countries where both species of chewing lice occur.

This gallinaf is an intermediate host of the tapeworm of dogs, Dipylidium caninum. The dog becomes infected when it ingests infected lice that it has groomed off [3]. They cause irritation, pruritus, restlessness, repetitive grooming, debility, and reduced productivity.

Parasitic Insects, Mites and Ticks: Genera of Medical and Veterinary Importance/Chewing lice

The claws of the legs do not articulate onto a distinct tibial claw as often seen in the sucking lice. Menacanthus stramineus Chicken body-louse infests chickens, other poultry species, aviary and game birds. On the ventral surface of the head a pair of backward directed spines is usually visible.

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Heavy infestations produce irritation and biting-stress, leading to restlessness and much self-grooming. The thorax appears in two parts: Mouthparts are supplemented with a pair of palps next to the chewing mandibles. Infestations are usually slight, but heavy infestations damage the plumage and cause restlessness leading to reduced productivity of poultry [4].

Menopon gallinae Shaft-louse infests chickens, turkeys and ducks on their breast and thigh feathers. This combination of pathological effects often greatly reduces productivity of a flock. Trichodectes canis Dog chewing-louse infests domestic dogs on their head, neck and tail.


Goniocotes gallinae the fluff louse

It also infests wild canids. The Philopteridae infest birds: Irritation, pruritus, and restlessness cause loss of production.

This page was last edited on 24 Septemberat Note that in comparison to an tallinae of sheep with psoroptic scab mites Bovicola lice do not directly cause the skin to form moist scabs, the surface of the skin will appear intact, although with heavy infestations self-grooming may damage the skin.

Cuclotogaster heterographus Head-louse infests chickens on the skin and gallina of their head; sometimes extending onto the neck [5]. Infestations are particularly dense on the breast, thighs, and around the vent.

However, sick, very old cats, or long-hair breeds may suffer from their infestations with this louse [2]. Bovicola bovis feeding activity can cause damage to the appearance of processed hides. Amblyceran lice mostly parasitize birds, but also are found on marsupial mammals, and mammals in the Americas.

In other languages Add links. Heterodoxus spiniger infests domestic dogs and other canids, also marsupial mammals. The lice may penetrate the blood vessels at base of feathers, leading to anemia.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This species may need to be distinguished from Heterodoxus spiniger on dogs in countries where both species of chewing lice occur.

This occurs despite the superficial feeding of these lice [1].