Stomatitis in a juvenile white pelican due to Piagetiella peralis (Mallophaga: Menoponidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1974
Authors:G. Wobeser, Johnson, G. R., Acompanado, G.
Journal:Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Pagination:135 - 138
Date Published:1974
ISBN Number:0090-3558
Keywords:animals, bird, Mallophaga, pelecans, Stomatitis, veterinary

Hemorrhagic ulcerative stomatitis caused by the biting louse Piagetiella peralis was diagnosed in one live and three dead juvenile white pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchus). The pathology of the condition is described, and the significance of infestation with this parasite is discussed.

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