Life Cycles of Ectoparasites in Small Animals

Life Cycles of Ectoparasites in Small Animals

By Dunbar Gram, Heather S. Walden and Jeanmarie Short

Life Cycles of Ectoparasites in Small Animals PDF. Small handbook gathering all the life cycles of the most common ectoparasites in dogs and cats. Similar parasites are grouped together based on their life cycle and, consequently, their sensitivity to parasiticides. The aim is to provide readers with key aspects of parasite control and prevention, highlighting those diseases that can be transmitted by them. Geographic distribution maps are also included.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

General importance of parasites Importance of life cycles in parasite control

2. Ticks

Description and geographic distribution

Hard ticks

Soft ticks

Life cycle

Hard ticks

Soft ticks

Vector potential and disease transmission

Critical points for control and prevention

3. Fleas

Description and geographic distribution

Life cycle

Host component of flea life cycle

Environmental component of flea life cycle

Vector potential, disease transmission, and economic impact

Critical points for control and prevention

4. Mites

Description and geographic distribution

Demodex mites

Critical points for diagnosis, control, and prevention

Scabies mites

Critical points for diagnosis, control, and prevention

Otodectes cynotis/Ear mites

Critical points for diagnosis, control, and prevention

Cheyletiella spp./“Walking dandruff”

Critical points for diagnosis, control, and prevention

5. Chewing and sucking lice

Description and geographic distribution

Life cycle

Vector potential and disease transmission

Critical points for control and prevention

6. Biting flies

Biting midges (Ceratopogonidae)

Description and geographic distribution

Life cycle

Vector potential and disease transmission

Sand flies (Psychodidae)

Description and geographic distribution

Life cycle

Vector potential and disease transmission

Critical points for control and prevention

7. Mosquitoes

Description and geographic distribution

Life cycle

Vector potential and disease transmission

Critical points for control and prevention

8. Screwworm flies

Description and geographic distribution

Life cycle

Health concerns

Critical points for control and prevention

9. Conclusion

Further reading references

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