What species of chewing lice infest cattle, horses, sheep and goats?
What species of chewing lice infests dogs and may serve as an intermediate host for Dipylidium caninum?
What is the chewing louse of cats?
What chewing lice are known to infest guinea pigs?
- Gliricola porcelli
- Gyropus ovalis
- Trimenopon hispidum
What can heavy infections of lice in guinea pigs cause?
- "epileptiform-like" seizures
What are the chewing lice that infest birds?
- Menopon spp.
- Goniocotes spp.
What are some direct diseases associated with lice?
- Pediculosis (more common in winter)
What are some organisms that can be transmitted by lice?
- Dipylidium caninum (Trichodectes canis)
- Swine pox (Haematopinus suis)
- Epidemic typhus - Rickettsia (Pediculus humanus humanus)
What insects have two pairs of wings, a triangular shield b/t the wing bases, four segmented antennae, and a three-segmented beak?
Hemipterans (true bugs)
What bug is known as the "kissing bug" and is an intermediate host to Chagas disease (T. cruzi)?
- Rhodnius spp.
- Panstrongylus spp.
- Triatoma spp.
What bug feeds on human blood, is suspected in the transmission of 41 human diseases, and is known as the "bed bug"?
What bugs occur almost exclusively in the lungs, trachea, and nasal passages and has a mouth surrounded by 4 hooks?
Pentastomes usually infest what animals?
What are the intermediate hosts for pentastomes?
What part of the body can you find pentastomes in the intermediate host?
- Mesenteric lymph nodes
What pentastome is found in the nasal and paranasal sinuses of dogs, wild canids, and cats?
What two structures make up the mouthparts of the tick?
What two parts of the tick make up the capitulum?
What organisms do ticks serve as intermediate host for?
What organisms do ticks serve as biological vectors for?
- E. chaffenensis
- Francisella tularensis
- Borrelia burgdorferi
Which ticks are known to cause tick paralysis?
- Dermacentor andersoni
- Dermacentor variabilis
- Amblyomma americanum
- Amblyomma maculatum
- Ixodes pacificus
What tick is known to cause tick paralysis in Australia?
Infestation of what tick larvae can cause flaccid paralysis of young chickens?
Which ticks have a scutum?
What are the 4 developmental stages of a tick lifecycle?
What genus of ticks has an anal groove that distinctly curves around the anus anteriorly, is inornate, festoons are absent, and is a three host tick?
What tick can transmit Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease) and Anaplasma phagocytophilum and is known as the "black-legged tick"?
What type of transmission involves a larval tick acquiring a disease and carrying it through each molt?
What type of transmission occurs when the disease organism is passed from adult female to her larvae?
What kind of tick transmission occurs in ticks infested with Babesia?
What ticks transmit Babesia?
- Rhipicephalus (bovine)
- Dermacentor (equine)
- Ixodes (humans)
- Rhipicephalus, Amblyomma (dog)
How is Babesia diagnosed?
- Intraerythrocytic piroplasms in blood
- Histopath sections
What genus of ticks have festoons, are ornate, have white color on the scutum, and the basis capitulum is rectangular?
What tick is known as the "American dog tick" and is a 3 host tick?
What ticks act as intermediate host for Cytauxzoon felis?
- Dermacentor andersoni
- Dermacentor variabilis
What tick genus has festoons, is inornate, has a hexagonal basis capituli, is a 3 host tick and can complete it's lifecycle indoors?
What tick genus is ornate, has festoons, the mouthparts are much longer than the basis capituli, and it is a 3 host tick?
What ticks can transmit Heartwater disease?
How do dogs acquire Hepatozoon infestation?
Ingesting a tick infested with Hepatozoon americanum or Hepatazoon canis
What tick genus are considered soft ticks?
- Argas spp.
- Ornithodoros spp.
- Otobius spp.
What animals act as hosts to the tick genus Argas?
- Wild birds
What animals act as hosts to the tick genus Ornithodoros?
What soft tick is found in the ear canal of cattle, horses, sheep, dogs, and some wild animals, adults do not feed, they are a one host tick, and are known as the "Spinose Ear Tick"?
What are some clinical signs of horses infested with Otobius megnini?
- Muscle cramping
- Pain similar to colic
- Muscle tremors
What bloodsucking mites parasitize birds?
- Dermanyssus gallinae
- Ornithonyssus sylviarum
Which bloodsucking mite of the bird hides in the nests and attacks the birds at night?
Which bloodsucking mite of the bird remains on the host much of the time?
What mite is bloodsucking mesostigmatid mite of reptiles?
What method is used for detecting mites in cage litter?
What mite is found in the nasal and paranasal sinuses of dogs and is transmitted by direct transfer?
What mite is found in the respiratory passages of canaries, finches and other domestic birds?
How are Sternostoma tracheacolum mite infestation in birds diagnosed?
Transilluminating trachea with strong light
What mite affects dogs, ferrets, wild canids, cattle and is a reportable disease in all large animals except swine?
What mite of the guinea pig can cause vigorous scratching of the skin and possible seizures?
What zoonotic mite infests cats, rats, rabbits, foxes, and squirrels?
What mite is the cause of "scaly leg" in chickens, turkeys, pheasants, and other gallinaceous birds?
What mite is the cause of a very serious form of "scab" mange in cattle, sheep, and horses?
What mite is found on the external ear canal of rabbits?
What superficially dwelling mite is found on cattle, sheep, horses, goats, hedgehogs, alpacas, llamas, and in the ear canal of rabbits?
What mite infests the external ear canal and adjacent skin of dogs, foxes, cats and ferrets?
What is the hair (fur) clasping mite of cats in Florida?
What genus of mites live in the hair follicles and sebaceous glands of mammals?
What dogs show clinical signs of a Demodex canis infestation?
What are the two types of generalized demodicosis in dogs?
What animals are affected by Cheyletiella spp. (Walking dandruff)?
- Dogs (C. yasguri)
- Cats (C. blakei)
- Rabbits (C. parasitovorax)
What mites are in the family Trombiculidae (Chiggers)?
- Neotrombicula autumnalis
- Walbachia americana
- (larvae are parasitic)