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Synonyms for ectoparasite

any external parasitic organism (as fleas)

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Ectoparasites can have a profound effect on nestling survival by causing anemia, and therefore reducing the ability of young to sustain flight and evade predators after nest departure (O'Brien et al.
These diseases are transmitted by blood-feeding ectoparasites including ticks (Lyme disease, babesiosis, anaplasmosis and hemoplasmosis), fleas (canine bartonellosis and feline rickettsiosis), and sand flies (leishmaniosis).
Prevalence of ectoparasites on goats (Capra aegagrus hircus) brought for slaughter in Gwagwalalda area, Abuja, Nigeria.
Ectoparasites fall into a group of deer pathogens scientists consider "density-dependent.
Key words: Didelphis virginiana, Procyon lotor, Mephitis mephitis, Dermacentor variabilis, Didelphilichus serrifer, Pulex simulans, Euhoplopsyllus glacialis affins, Neotrichodectes mephiditis, ectoparasites, Nebraska
The ectoparasites have been causing significant problems for UK farmers and poultry keepers, and are becoming increasingly common in Europe.
He also knew that tobacco's nicotine is a natural insecticide that has been used on crops to deter arthropods and control ectoparasites (parasites that live on the surface of a host) that afflict poultry.
Two main categories of avian ectoparasites associated with direct parasitic behavior include obligate avian ectoparasites and free-living ectoparasites.
The topics include the acute febrile patient and sepsis, urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted infections, opportunistic infections associate with HIV, zoonotic infections and ectoparasites, and infection prevention.
External Parasites of Small Ruminants: A Practical Guide to their Prevention and Control offers a guide to preventing and controlling ectoparasites that contribute to diseases in sheep and goats, and is a pick for goat and sheep herders, farmers, and veterinary collections alike.
Other cutting-edge research at Tufts involves parasites in bears, doe pregnancy, bat hibernacula, feral cats, ectoparasites and bat behavior, red-tailed hawk drugs, loon banding, elephant herpes, blood chemistry and dolphins, plasmodium infections of birds and mosquitoes, and bird parasites.
The best way to prevent vector borne diseases in pets is to ensure they have year-round protection from all ectoparasites.
Molecular detection of Bartonella schoenbuchensis from ectoparasites of deer in Massachusetts.
Under these circumstances, treatment may need to be adapted under the prescription of a veterinary surgeon, with more frequent doses than normal for other ectoparasites," said Dr Vickers.