insects-lice

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  1. main facts on lice?
    • Small winged insects like fleas
    • -two types; biting (mallophagia)
    • -sucking (anoplura) host specific

    • -biting lice feed of dead skin, body secretions and hair
    • -sucking lice penetrate skin and feed off blood
    • -sucking lice can cause anemia
    • -cats are affected by biting lice
    • -dogs and humans affected by biting
  2. what are the clinical signs of lice?
    • pruritis
    • alopecia
    • self trauma
  3. how do you dx lice?
    • Microscopic examination of the hair sample for nits
    • or adult on skin or host
    • -top 3
  4. what is the life cycle of lice?
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  5. what are the roots of transmission for lice?
    direct contact with infected animal or contaminated bushes or combs
  6. what is the treatment and control of lice?
    • -fur clipping
    • -topical insecticides
    • -advantage and advantage
    • multi (both off lable)
  7. what egg does this parasite belong too?
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insects-lice
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2012-11-28 06:39:53
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mallophagia species anoplura
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