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What are external parasites?

Ectoparasites that live or feed upon the skin

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What do you call the presence of external parasites?

Infestation

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What are two groups of external parasites?

Insects and arachnids

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What are three types of insects?

Lice fleas and flies

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What do insects look like?

Head, thorax, abdomen, 6 legs from thorax

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Describe arachnids

Fused head/thorax and abdomen with 8 legs from abdomen of adult

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What are two types of arachnids?

Ticks and mites

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What damage can external parasites cause?

Irritation, loss of body condition, anemia, disease transmission

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What can cause irritation?

Biting and crawlin

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What can cause loss of body condition?

Decreased food intake

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What can cause anemia?

Blood loss

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What are three examples of diseases that can be transmitted?

Ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever

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How can you diagnose an external infestation

Some are visible to nake d eye, some are easily collected by skin scrapings

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What is the difference between external parasites that spend their entire life on the host and ectoparasites that spend only part of their life on the hosts

Ectoparasites that spend only part of their life on the host need warmth to proliferate more effectively