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1

What season do lice affect cattle?

Winter

2

What are the 2 suborders of lice?

Mallophaga -biting chewing
Anoplura - sucking

3

How long does it take cattle eggs to grow into adults? (Full life cycle)

3-4 weeks

4

What are the 4 species of lice seen in cattle? Which are sucking and which are biting?

Haematopinus eurysternus - sucking
Linognathus vitali - sucking
Solenopotes spp - sucking
Bovicola - chewing

5

What does severe pediculosis (lice infestation) suggest?

Underlying chronic condition

6

What type of cattle are affected more by lice?

Those with thicker coats

7

What are the symptoms of heavy pediculosis?

Intense irritation
Rubbing
Hair loss
Hide damage
Anaemia
Weight loss

8

Where are all lice on cows located on the body?

Head