Haematopinus

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Haematopinus

(hē'mă-tō-pī'nŭs),
An important genus of sucking lice (family Haematopinidae) affecting swine and other domestic and wild animals; it is normally nonpathogenic. Haematopinus asini affects horses, mules, and asses; Haematopinus eurysternus and Haematopinus quadripertusus, cattle; and Haematopinus suis, swine.
[G. haima, blood, + L. pinus, pine tree]

Haematopinus

a genus of sucking lice in the order Phthiraptera.

Haematopinus asini
found on horses.
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Haematopinus asini. By permission from Pascoe R, Knottenbelt DC, Manual of Equine Dermatology, Saunders, 1999
Haematopinus bufali
found on buffalo.
Haematopinus eurysternus
found on cattle. Called also shortnosed cattle lice.
Haematopinus quadripertusus
found on cattle.
Haematopinus suis
the large pig louse.
Haematopinus trichechi
found on walrus.
Haematopinus tuberculatus
found on cattle, camel, yak and buffalo.
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