Zoolog Sci. Apr;24(4) Population expansion of the poultry fluff louse, Goniocotes gallinae (De Geer, ) (Ischnocera, Phthiraptera). Saxena. Brief summary. No one has contributed a brief summary to this page yet. Explore what EOL knows about Goniocotes gallinae. Add a brief summary to this page. Goniocotes gallinae (De Geer, ). Ricinus gallinaeDe Geer, 79, pl. 4, fig. Distrito Federal: Gallus gallus, no date (Ancona b). Estado de.

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Menopon gallinae Shaft-louse infests chickens, turkeys and ducks on their breast and thigh feathers. This species may need to be distinguished from Trichodectes canis on dogs in countries where both species of chewing lice occur. Note gonoocotes in comparison to an infestation of sheep with psoroptic scab mites Bovicola lice do not directly cause the skin to form moist scabs, the surface of the skin will appear intact, although with heavy infestations self-grooming may damage the skin.

Cuclotogaster heterographus Head-louse infests chickens on the skin and feathers of their head; sometimes extending onto the neck [5].

ADW: Goniocotes gallinae: CLASSIFICATION

The Philopteridae infest birds: Lipeurus caponis Wing-louse infests the underside of wings and tail of gonioctes. Goniocotes gallinae Fluff-louse commonly infests poultry, amongst the down feathers over most of the body.

This combination of pathological effects often greatly reduces productivity of a flock. Glalinae and guidelines Contact us. Irritation, pruritus, and restlessness cause loss of production. It also infests wild canids. Felicola subrostrata is the only species of louse likely to be found on domestic cats.


Goniocotes gallinae (De Geer, ) – Taxonomy

Effective self-grooming seems to protect most cats from harmful levels of infestation. Such infestations lead to the hair-coat having a lousy appearance: The dog becomes infected when it ingests infected lice that it has groomed off [3]. Menacanthus stramineus Chicken body-louse infests chickens, other poultry species, aviary and game birds.

Parasitic Insects, Mites and Ticks: Heavy infestations in young birds may be highly damaging but this louse is rarely a severe pest to adult birds. Palps are absent at the mouthparts. Heavy infestations produce irritation and biting-stress, leading to restlessness and much self-grooming. This division is clearest on the dorsal surface. They feed by chewing, using ventral mandibles like teeth. They cause irritation, pruritus, restlessness, repetitive grooming, debility, and reduced productivity.

Lice in this group are similar in feeding habits to the ischnoceran lice because they feed with chewing mouthparts. Heterodoxus spiniger infests domestic dogs and other canids, also marsupial mammals. Infestations are usually slight, but heavy infestations damage the plumage and cause restlessness leading to reduced productivity of poultry [4].

Heterodoxus spiniger has also been reported infesting domestic cats but where the cats were close to heavily infested dogs [6].

Irritation and pruritus leads to restless self-grooming. However, sick, very old cats, or long-hair breeds may suffer from their infestations with this louse [2]. In other languages Add links.

Goniocotes gallinae (De Geer, 1778)

Antennae have 4 or 5 segments, but they are less visible than in the ischnoceran lice because they occupy an antennal groove in the head. It has spread to tropical and sub-tropical regions of the Americas, and to Africa. The ischnoceran lice that infest domestic animals are in two families.


Genera of Medical and Veterinary Importance. From Wikibooks, open books for an open world. On the ventral surface of the head a pair of backward directed spines is usually visible. Heterodoxus spiniger is considered to have evolved in Australia.

Infestations with the actively mobile M. Pathological effects are only likely if the host is already in poor condition from other parasites or malnutrition.

These mandibles also are used to grip onto hairs or feathers, and there is a groove in the gkniocotes surface of gaallinae head to fit hairs or feather shafts. This louse is an intermediate host of the tapeworm of dogs, Dipylidium caninum.

This damage is known as spot and fleck. The lice may penetrate the blood vessels at base of feathers, leading to anemia. The Trichodectidae infest mammals: Retrieved from ” https: It feeds only on the feathers and these lice can be seen in rows clasping a feather shaft [8].

Biting-stress leads to loss of production from heavy infestations. Mouthparts are supplemented with a pair of palps next to the chewing mandibles. This louse is an intermediate host for the tapeworm of dogs, Dipylidium caninum. Gonoides dissimilis Brown chicken-louse and G. Infestations are particularly dense on the breast, thighs, and around the vent. These lice have no blood-sucking mouthparts.