|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1992|
|Authors:||J. B. D. George, Otobo, S., Ogunleye, J., Adediminiyi, B.|
|Journal:||Tropical Animal Health and Production|
|Pagination:||121 - 124|
Records of domestic animals brought to the Veterinary Entomology Laboratory for diagnosis of suspected lice and mite infestation over a 10 year period were analysed. From a total of 794 suspected cases, 137 (17.3%) and 247 (31.1%) were positive for lice and mange mites respectively. The most common lice species recorded were Linognathus vituli (66.7%) on cattle, L. ovillus (83.3%) on sheep, Haematopinus suis (100%) on pigs and Menacanthus stramineus (54.5%) on poultry. Other lice species recorded included Haematopinus bovis and Solenopotes capillatus on cattle, Damalinia ovis on sheep, Linognathus stenopsis and Menacanthus stramineus on goats, Goniocotes sp. on a horse, Linognathus setosus and Menacanthus stramineus on dogs, Goniodes gigas, Lipeurus caponis, Menopon gallinae and Chelopistes meleagrides on poultry. The most common mite species were Demodex folliculorum on cattle (96.9%) and on dogs (80.8%), Sarcoptes scabiei on pigs (100%) and Notoedres cati (80.3%) on rabbits. Other mite species included Psoroptes communis, Cheyletiella parasitivorax, Ornithonyssus gallinae and Dermanyssus gallinae.
Louse and mite infestation in domestic animals in northern Nigeria
Menacanthus (Lice), Menopon (Lice), Chelopistes (Lice), Goniocotes (Lice), Goniodes (Lice), Lipeurus (Lice), Damalinia (Lice), Menacanthus stramineus (Lice), Menopon gallinae (Lice), Goniodes gigas (Lice), Lipeurus caponis (Lice), Haematopinus (Lice), Linognathus (Lice), Solenopotes (Lice), Haematopinus suis (Lice), Linognathus vituli (Lice), Linognathus setosus (Lice), Linognathus stenopsis (Lice), Solenopotes capillatus (Lice), Ovis (Mammal (Price et al)), Ovis (Mammal (Wilson & Reeder))