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1

Ixodidae life cycle depends on

species of tick
environmental conditions
availability of host

2

Ixodidae pathogenesis

sucks blood
lesions
transmission of disease

3

Who is in the class arachnida?

ticks and mites

4

identification

4 pairs of legs
cephlothorax and abdomen
Palps

5

life cycle

E-L-N-A
egg, larva, nymph, adult

6

types of ticks

hard tick- Ixodidea
soft tick- argasidae

7

hard tick

chitinous scutum
can see mouthparts from dorsal surface

8

soft tick

cannot see mouthparts from dorsal surface

9

characteristics of palps

long or short
ridges

10

how to determine the species of tick

palps
basis capituli
festoons/ ornate
color/ markings
location of anal groove
location on animal

11

identification of mites

less than 1mm
body with scales and spines
legs may have claws of suckers

12

different strategies of mites

burrow into host epidermis
non burrowing- on skin surface
restricted to an area of the body

13

how to determine the species of mite

shape
legs (short of long)
location on host
host species
clinical signs

14

normally ____ stages of mite life are on host. Mites normally _____ leave the host

all, do not

15

how are ticks treated?

ticks can be removed manually
application of acaricides
year round therapy is suggested