The species harvested are: Ornithyssus bursa, Cnemidocoptes laevis colombae are haematophagous mites; and Falculifer sp which are mites specific to feathers.
- Cnemidocoptes sp were found on the breast at 58.50% and 52.25% on the back (Fig.3).
Indeed, we have identified seven species of ectoparasites: the mites which are: Ornithonyssus bursa (haematophagous mites), Falculifer sp (feather mites) and Cnemidocoptes laevis colombae (Gale plucking) with four species of lice; Columbicola columbae; Campanulotes bidentatus, Hohorstiella lata (pigeon lice) and Physconelloides eurysema (chicken lice and some columbidae).
A new species of parasitic mite; Cnemidocoptes
jamaicensis, a causative agent of scaly leg in Turdus aurantiacus.
Low power microscopic examination of skin scraping revealed presence of numerous mite and it was identified as Cnemidocoptes gallinae (Fig.
The Cnemidocoptes gallinae mite usually infect juveniles shortly after hatching and latent until later life, however it may spread between adult birds (Paterson, 2006).
The life cycle of Cnemidocoptes gallinae (depluming mite, depluming itch mite) burrows into basal shafts of feathers to cause pruritus (Arends, 2003).
In some cases the abnormal growth is due to an infection with a mite called Cnemidocoptes
En Venezuela existen escasos trabajos sobre esta materia, al respecto Vogelsang , comunico el parasitismo ocasionado por Dermanyssus, Cnemidocoptes
y el genero Argas con dos especies descritas.
AWARTS in birds and mammals can be caused by a virus but similar signs to those you describe can also be caused by infestation by the "scaly beak" mite, formally known as Cnemidocoptes