The Dog Louse Heterodoxus spiniger from stray cats in Penang, Malaysia

Norhidayu, S. and Mohd Zain, S.N. and Jeffery, J. and Lewis, J.W. (2012) The Dog Louse Heterodoxus spiniger from stray cats in Penang, Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine, 29 (2). pp. 301-303. ISSN 0127-5720

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Abstract

Stray cats collected from Georgetown, Penang from 2008 to 2010 were screened for ectoparasites via fine-tooth combing. Two cats from a total 102 examined were infested with the dog louse, Heterodoxus spiniger. Both cats, a juvenile male and female were found in close contact with each other prior to capture. The number of lice ranged from 5 and 14 in the male and female cat respectively. Other ectoparasites recovered included the common cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis, one louse species Felicola subrostratus, one tick species Haemaphysalis bispinosa and one mite species of Listrophoridae. The present study reports for the first time the finding of H. spiniger on cats from peninsular Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amblycera/*pathogenicity; Animals; Cat Diseases/epidemiology/*parasitology; Cats/*parasitology; Ctenocephalides/pathogenicity; Female; Flea Infestations/parasitology/veterinary; Lice Infestations/epidemiology/parasitology/*veterinary; Malaysia/epidemiology; Male; Mite Infestations/parasitology/veterinary
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Miss Malisa Diana
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2013 03:32
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2014 02:22
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/4667

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