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cavia porcellus ectoparasites

Stephen D White, David Sanchez-Migallon Guzman, Joanne Paul-Murphy, Michelle G Hawkins
BACKGROUND: Guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) are popular companion animals with reported skin diseases, but most reports are accessed from textbooks or review articles. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To document skin diseases and their prevalence in companion guinea pigs in northern California, USA, and to investigate predilections for the most common conditions over a 25 year period. ANIMALS: Two hundred and ninety three guinea pigs from the hospital population met inclusion criteria...
October 2016: Veterinary Dermatology
Marc K Kouam, Felix Meutchieye, Terence T Nguafack, Emile Miegoué, Joseph Tchoumboué, Georgios Theodoropoulos
BACKGROUND: Domestic cavies (Cavia porcellus) are increasingly reared in rural areas of Cameroon for meat and income generation. Unfortunately, health constraints due to various pathogens including parasites stand as one of the major obstacles to the development of cavy industry in the country. The main objective of this study was to investigate the species of gastrointestinal parasites in cavy husbandry in the western highlands of Cameroon and to detect external parasites in those animals affected with dermatological disorders...
2015: BMC Veterinary Research
K Dittmar, U Mamat, M Whiting, T Goldmann, K Reinhard, S Guillen
During a paleoparasitological survey of several animal mummies (Cavia aperea f. porcellus and Canis familiaris) from Chiribaya Baja, an archaeological site in Southern Peru, an unexpected find was made. In the well preserved fur, large numbers of mummified fleas (Pulex simulans/irritans) that parasitized the animals during life were encountered. Due to the relative recent event of the host mummification and the outstanding preservation of the fleas, an attempt for the retrieval of DNA was made. A DNA extraction and sequencing protocol for archaeological ectoparasitic remains has been established, taking additional studies for tissue and protein preservation into account...
2003: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Katharina Dittmar de la Cruz, Regine Ribbeck, Arwio Daugschies
Studies on the prevalence and distribution of ectoparasites in Peru were carried out during a period of 2 1/2 years. The survey included 17,421 domesticated guinea pigs (Cavia aperea f. porcellus) from 14 departments in all bioregions and altitude levels and 143 wild guinea pigs (Cavia aperea) from three areas (El Paramo, Junin and La Raya) in the Andes and the Cordillera. The guinea pig is an important source of food, especially for the rural population, the infestation with ectoparasites, such as fleas, lice or mites greatly contributes to a decrease in production and low performance...
March 2003: Berliner und Münchener Tierärztliche Wochenschrift
Katharina Dittmar de la Cruz, Regine Ribbeck, Arwid Daugschies
During several excavations of archeological sites in the Moquegua Valley, Southern Peru, various guinea pig mummies (Cavia aperea f. porcellus) have been discovered. They belong to the Chiribaya Culture (900-1100 AD). The outstanding preservation of the mummified animals gave rise to the idea of a paleoparasitological analysis. In the fur, numerous well preserved ectoparasites (lice, fleas, mites) could be recovered. Generally, ectoparasite remains are rarely found among archeological material. This is the first account of an extensive ectoparasitological analysis of animal mummies in Peru...
January 2003: Berliner und Münchener Tierärztliche Wochenschrift
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