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1

common name

biting midges

2

hosts

all domestic animals, humans

3

adult size

1-5mm long- very small

4

adult characteristics

mottled wings
short piercing proboscis

5

life cycle

eggs laid in damp ground
four larval stages complete
pupae at surface and edge of water
adult flies emerge
females suck blood

6

site of infection

general

7

pathogenesis

annoyance
transmit virus, protozoa, and helminths

8

clinical signs

inflict a lot of pain
allergic reaction in some horses

9

diagnosis

fly identification

10

treatment

decrease standing water
avoid marshy pastures
insecticides