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Flashcards in Damalinia bovis Deck (13):
1

common name

cattle biting louse

2

hosts

cattle

3

site of infection

head, neck, shoulders, rump, tail

4

____favors proliferation

winter

5

adult identification

claws
reddish brown color

6

in ____ lice numbers are low

summer

7

___ is lethal

sunlight

8

pathogenesis

chronic dermatitis
irritation and pruritus
malnutrition

9

diagnosis

identification of louse

10

treatment

ectoparsiticides
MCLs

11

life cycle

female lays eggs
develop to nymphs
3 molts fully grown adult

12

requires ___to complete life cycle

host

13

why are numbers low in summer?

surface skin temperature is high
perlage is thin
sunlight is lethal