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1

What are the 2 suborders of lice?

Mallophaga - biting/chewing
Anoplura - blood sucking

2

What doe lice infestation usually indicate?

Underlying problem

3

What 3 lice can be found on cats/dogs?

Trichodectes canis
Linognathus setosus
Felicola subrostratus

4

Are trichodectes canis biting or sucking lice? What is their morphology?

Chewing
Round, triangular head
Dark markings on abdomen like bee

5

What stage of development do trichodectes canis not have? How long is their entire life cycle?

Larval stage
2-3 weeks

6

For what dogs is Trichodectes canis harmful?

Puppies
Debilitated dogs

7

Where on the body are Trichodectes canis found?

Hair base of head
Neck
Tail

8

What are the symptoms of Trichodectes canis pediculosis?

Intensing itching, scratching, biting
Matted coat
Inflammation
Picking at skin

9

What tapeworm can Trichodectes canis cause?

Dipylidium caninum

10

How long do Trichodectes canis survive without host?

1 wk

11

Linognathus setosus is a less common louse. Is it chewing or sucking? What is the morpohlogy?

Sucking (anopluran)
Small head, huge body!

12

What type of louse is Felicola subrostatus?

Mallophagan (chewing)

13

Felicola subrostatus pediculosis can be due to...

Underfeeding
Neglect
Chronic disease

14

What are the symptoms of Felicola subtrostatus?

Dull ruffled coat on face and pinnae
Scaling
Crusts
Alopecia

15

What is the distinguishing feature of Felicola subrostatus?

Triangular, very pointy head

16

What can be used to control lice in cats/dogs?

Fipronil
Imidacloprid
Fluralaner
Afoxolaner

17

Which species of animal should not be given fipronil?

Rabbits