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Zoolog Sci. Apr;24(4) Population expansion of the poultry fluff louse, Goniocotes gallinae (De Geer, ) (Ischnocera, Phthiraptera). Saxena. Brief summary. No one has contributed a brief summary to this page yet. Explore what EOL knows about Goniocotes gallinae. Add a brief summary to this page. Goniocotes gallinae (De Geer, ). Ricinus gallinaeDe Geer, 79, pl. 4, fig. Distrito Federal: Gallus gallus, no date (Ancona b). Estado de.

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This louse is an intermediate host goniocotse the tapeworm of dogs, Dipylidium caninum. Cuclotogaster heterographus Head-louse infests chickens on the skin and feathers of their head; sometimes extending onto the neck [5].

Parasitic Insects, Mites and Ticks: Heavy infestations produce irritation and biting-stress, leading to restlessness and much self-grooming. Menopon gallinae Shaft-louse infests chickens, turkeys and ducks on their breast and thigh feathers.

In other languages Goiocotes links. Biting-stress leads to loss of production from heavy infestations. This species may need to be distinguished from Heterodoxus spiniger on dogs in countries where both species of chewing lice occur.

Poultry fluff louse, Goniocotes gallinae (De Geer, 1778)

It also infests wild canids. However, sick, very old cats, or long-hair breeds may suffer from their infestations with this louse [2]. This division is clearest on the dorsal surface. Amblyceran lice mostly parasitize birds, but also are found on marsupial mammals, and mammals in the Americas.

This damage is known as spot and fleck. This page was last edited on 24 Septemberat Irritation and pruritus leads to restless self-grooming. Irritation, pruritus, and restlessness cause loss of production. Views Read Edit View history. This occurs despite the superficial feeding of these lice [1]. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


From Wikibooks, open books for an open world. Young birds are particularly harmed by these lice; infestations can build up rapidly, leaving the birds weak and even killing them. Effective self-grooming seems to protect most cats from harmful levels of infestation.

Bovicola bovis feeding activity can cause damage to the appearance of processed hides. The three segments of the thorax are fused together, and the boundaries between them are indistinct.

Palps are absent at the mouthparts. It has spread to tropical and sub-tropical regions of the Americas, and to Africa. Bovicola bovis Red or chewing-louse of cattle infests cattle on their neck, shoulders, back and rump.

This louse is an intermediate host of the tapeworm of dogs, Dipylidium caninum.

ADW: Goniocotes gallinae: CLASSIFICATION

The ischnoceran lice that infest domestic animals are in two families. Note that in comparison to an infestation of sheep with psoroptic scab mites Bovicola lice do not directly cause the skin to form moist scabs, the surface fallinae the skin will appear intact, although with heavy infestations self-grooming may damage the skin.

It feeds only on the feathers and these lice can be seen in rows clasping a feather shaft [8]. Heterodoxus spiniger has also been reported infesting domestic cats but where the cats were close to heavily infested dogs fallinae. The Toniocotes infest mammals: The claws of the legs do not articulate onto a distinct tibial claw as often seen in the sucking lice. Heavy infestations in young birds may be highly damaging but this louse is rarely a severe pest to adult birds.

On the ventral surface of the head a pair of backward directed spines is usually visible. This species may need to be distinguished from Trichodectes canis on dogs gonilcotes countries where both species of chewing lice occur.


Bovicola ovis Red or chewing-louse of sheep infests sheep on their back and upper regions of their body; B. These lice have no blood-sucking mouthparts. Infestations are usually slight, but heavy infestations damage the plumage and cause restlessness leading to reduced productivity of poultry [4]. Infestations with the actively mobile M. These lice feed on feathers and underlying skin over most parts of their host’s main body.

Gonoides dissimilis Brown chicken-louse and G. Claws on the legs are variable, one or a pair depending on the genus. This combination of pathological effects often greatly reduces productivity of a flock.

Lice in this group are similar in feeding habits to the ischnoceran lice because they feed with chewing mouthparts. They feed by chewing, using ventral mandibles like teeth.

Genera of Medical and Veterinary Importance.

Goniocotes gallinae the fluff louse

The thorax appears in two parts: Goniocotes gallinae Fluff-louse commonly infests poultry, amongst the down feathers over most of the body. Heterodoxus spiniger is considered to have evolved in Australia. They cause irritation, pruritus, restlessness, repetitive grooming, debility, and reduced productivity.

Heterodoxus spiniger infests domestic dogs and other canids, also marsupial mammals. Pathological effects are only likely if the host is ga,linae in poor condition from other parasites or malnutrition.