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ectoparasites vet3

test 3 diagnostics - fleas

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flea life cycle step 1 eggs laid while adults on host, eggs fall off host onto floor or bedding
flea life cycle step 2 eggs hatch in a few days to weeks and a 13 segmented larva emerges
flea larval period lasts 1-2 weeks, may be extended several months
flea larvae, when ready, will pupate
flea pupal period 1 week - 1 year
adult fleas emerge from pupa and are ready to feed and reproduce
cat flea ctenocephalides felis
90% of all fleas in michigan ctenocephalides felis
ctenocephalides felis found on cats, dogs, humans, raccoons, opossums, skunks, ferrets, foxes
normal life cycle of ctenocephalides felis from egg to adult 30 days
ctenocephalides felis is an intermediate host for dipylidium caninum
dog flea ctenocephalides canis
ctenocephalides canis found on dogs, rabbits, humans, rarely cats
ulcers and wart-like lesions echidnophaga gallinacea
echidnophaga gallinacea is a flea that attaches firmly while feeding
echidnophaga gallinacea found on poultry, cats, dogs, horses, and man
echidnophaga gallinacea identified by head shape
human flea pulex irritans
pulex irritans affects man and swine
pulex irritans transmits plague
FAD flea allergy dermatits
FAD is an allergic reaction to flea bites resulting from repeated exposure over time
allergen for FAD is in saliva of flea
animals with FAD presented with observable pruritis with alopecia
cats with flea allergy dermatitis dermatitis on posterior third of body and or around head and neck
dogs with FAD lesions found on posterior third of body
FAD for clients only 1 flea can cause severe signs for pet, all animals and environment needs to be treated
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