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dust mite

n.
Any of several mites of the family Pyroglyphidae, especially Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and D. farinae, that feed on shed skin cells and produce excrement that is a common household allergen associated especially with asthma and respiratory allergies.

dust mite

House dust mite, see there.

dust mite

A species, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinum or D. farinae, that ingests shed human skin cells. The mite is a common cause of allergic reactions.
See also: mite

dust

heavy dust such as in dust storms or volcanic fallout may contaminate animal feed sufficiently to cause sand colic in horses. Ruminants seem not to be much affected.

dust balls
equine intestinal foreign bodies composed of plant fibers with a superficial coating of dense minerals. Because of their light weight they are often evacuated with the feces.
dust inhalation
important risk factor in etiology of coccidioidomycosis (corral dust), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in horses (feed dust in stables).
dust mite
dust rhinotracheitis
dusty feed fed in a confined space such as a stable can cause chronic coughing due to rhinotracheitis in cattle.
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