Flashcards in External Parasites Misc Deck (14)
What are external parasites?
Ectoparasites that live or feed upon the skin
What do you call the presence of external parasites?
What are two groups of external parasites?
Insects and arachnids
What are three types of insects?
Lice fleas and flies
What do insects look like?
Head, thorax, abdomen, 6 legs from thorax
Fused head/thorax and abdomen with 8 legs from abdomen of adult
What are two types of arachnids?
Ticks and mites
What damage can external parasites cause?
Irritation, loss of body condition, anemia, disease transmission
What can cause irritation?
Biting and crawlin
What can cause loss of body condition?
Decreased food intake
What can cause anemia?
What are three examples of diseases that can be transmitted?
Ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever
How can you diagnose an external infestation
Some are visible to nake d eye, some are easily collected by skin scrapings