During handling of animals, ectoparasite
loads were evaluated visually; ears were inspected for ticks and mites, and fleas were removed by hand while searching the body, but concentrating on neck and abdominal areas.
The effect of nest ectoparasite
abundance on Cliff Swallow colony site selection, nestling development, and departure time.
Integumental lesions caused by ectoparasites
in a wild population of the side-blotched lizard (Uta stansburiana).
from bats in extreme west Texas and southcentral New Mexico.
We suggest future investigations attempt a comprehensive nest and ectoparasite
examination, instead of focusing solely on C.
As a result of these efforts, we recently developed Seresto, a new product from Bayer Animal Health that offers a significant new step in the long-term management of ectoparasite
threat in both dogs and cats and that we think gives the promise of a paradigm shift in the management of CVBDs.
The greatest sources of mortality were hatch failure, followed by infanticide and ectoparasites
Male hosts usually have greater intensities of ectoparasites
than female hosts (Zuk, 1990; Zuk and McKean, 1996; Roberts et al.
Prevalence of one Dipteran ectoparasite
(Philornis porteri) on Northern Mockingbirds (Mimus polyglottos) was not directly related to urbanization in Florida (Le Gros et al.
The three species of Sceloporus had ectoparasites
in the neck region, inside folds behind the eardrums (Fig.
Abstract: As part of a larger ecologic research project and to collect disease prevalence information on backyard chicken flocks in northwestern Ecuador, 100 randomly selected birds from 10 flocks were examined, and blood, fecal, and ectoparasite
samples were collected.
We have described the detailed protocols, including bat sampling for peripheral blood, fecal droppings, and ectoparasites
; metagenomic analysis of fecal DNA; isolation of Bartonella from peripheral blood; extraction of DNA from bat blood, ectoparasites
, and Bartonella isolates; Bartonella and ectoparasite
PCR analyses; transmission electron microscopy; and nucleotide sequence and phylogenetic analyses in the online Technical Appendix (wwwnc.