Presence of Two Lice Species (Insecta: Phthiraptera) in a Goat (Capra hircus) from La Comarca Lagunera, Mexico: A Case Report

Vicente Homero Gonzalez-Alvarez
2020 International Journal for Research in Applied Sciences and Biotechnology  
Phthirapteriasis or pediculosis is the name given to the lice infestation, that causes skin allergy, anemia, and transmission of pathogens. This case report describes the presence of two lice species in a goat from la Comarca Lagunera in Coahuila. The collected specimens were identified as Bovicola caprae and Linognathus africanus. This document represents the first report of these lice species parasiting goats in the southeasthern part of Coahuila, Mexico. Further research are required
more » ... re required including a greater number of animals and farms in order to stablish the prevalence of these ectoparasites, establish control measures, as well as to determine its role in the posible transmission of diseases of public and veterinary health concern.
doi:10.31033/ijrasb.7.5.22 fatcat:vqwvoaudgzbz5n26cqtkgmnome