Incidence of phthirapteran infestation upon the buffaloes of Dehradun (India)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1992
Authors:B. S. Rawat, Trivedi, M. C., Saxena, A. Kumar, Kumar, A.
Journal:Angewandte Parasitologie
Pagination:17 - 22
Date Published:1992
ISBN Number:0003-3162
Keywords:animals, buffalo, incidence, India, Lice Infestations/epidemiology/veterinary, Lice/growth & development/physiology, Nymph/growth & development, Oviposition, population dynamics, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't, Seasons

Out of 373 buffaloes examined in different localities of Dehradun, 60.58% have been found infested with Haematopinus tuberculatus. Incidence of infestation was higher on adults than on youngs. The lice index was highest in January and lowest in June. The adults and nymphs preferred neck, back, ribs, shoulder, belly, thigh, hind, flank, head, hind legs, tail, fore legs and fore flank in this order of decreasing frequency. On the other hand eggs were found most heavily concentrated on neck and back regions.

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