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external parasite

A parasite that lives on the outer surface of its host, such as a flea, louse, mite, or tick. Synonym: ectoparasite
See also: parasite
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Common causes for otitis externa include ear canal conformation, climatic variation, maceration of ear canal, excessive ear cleaning, external parasites, bacterial, viral and endocrine diseases (Cole et al.
Fish were sexed after dissecting and all worms, both internal and external parasites were collected and counted individually, and recorded on the basis of their identity.
They include diets that are too low in fat, low environmental humidity, excessive bathing, external parasites such as fleas and Cheyletiella mites, bacterial or yeast infections of the skin, and various systemic diseases such as hypothyroidism or liver disease, to name a few.
Mats may predispose cats to skin infections and external parasites such as fleas, so they should be dealt with promptly when observed.
These factories feed their animals with antibiotics and hormones to push fast growth, treat the diseases with antibiotics and toxic synthetic medications, and use a range of toxic insecticides for internal and external parasites.
There are products that are targeted to treat intestinal worms only, and combination products that also control external parasites and/or prevent heartworm.
Prevalence of external parasites in the southeastern desert of Egypt.
Brushing your cat is a special bonding time for both pet and person and also a good opportunity to examine carefully for any external parasites, scratches or bite wounds.
The surviving shiners were in poor health: "They had been trapped in pools and warm water for a long time, and a lot of them showed evidence of external parasites," Wilde said.
Fleas, ticks and other external parasites are another concern.
1]) to prevent infections, whereas 3-5 min fresh water baths were used to eliminate external parasites.