ectoparasitism


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in·fes·ta·tion

(in-fes-tā'shŭn),
Development on (rather than in) the body of a pathogenic agent, for example, body lice.
Synonym(s): ectoparasitism

ectoparasitism

the state in which the ectoparasite is living on the surface of the host's body.
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The monitoring of ectoparasitism should be a routine part of the health care of incoming and long-term captive raptors of conservation centers like the CIVS, since parasite prevention and monitoring programs require minimal time and cost (Morishita 1997).
Waved albatross egg neglect and associated mosquito ectoparasitism.
Observations on ectoparasitism by Eutrombicula alfreddugesi (Acari: Trombiculidae) in a population of Sceloporus cyanogenys.
Perceived risk of ectoparasitism reduces primary reproductive investment in tree swallows Tachycineta bicolor.
Among homeless persons, ectoparasitism is very common; body lice (Pediculus humanus humanus) are of particular interest because they transmit 3 bacterial bloodstream infections: trench fever (B.
Their feeding habits range from phytophagy to predation, including ectoparasitism and hematophagy.
Little is known about the frequency of water mite ectoparasitism (Acari: Hydrachnida) within and among damselfly species of Central Florida.
However, the effects of ectoparasites on nestling growth and survival, and hence the importance of ectoparasitism in the evolution of avian reproductive strategies, seems to vary widely among and between host species.
Ectoparasitism and the trade-off between current and future reproduction.
Clinical disease is initiated due to some underlying causes, of which the most common are atopic dermatitis, pyoderma, ectoparasitism and endocrine disorders.
Experimental trials have shown that these biological agents can prove promising in clinical cases of ectoparasitism, when standardized for commercial formulations