Cnemidocoptes

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Cnemidocoptes

(nē'mi-dō-kop'tēz),
A genus of microscopic burrowing sarcoptid mites that infects fowl and caged birds; species include C. pilae in parakeets (budgerigars), C. jamaicensi in canaries, C. mutans in chickens, turkeys, pheasants; also in other gallinaceous birds, C. gallinae (depluming mite) (syn Knemidocoptes laevis var. gallinae) in chickens, geese, pheasants, pigeons. Suborder Astigmata, Order Parasitiformed, Class Arichnada; Phylum Arthropoda.

Cnemidocoptes

a genus of the family Sarcoptidae of mites. Called also Knemidocoptes.

Cnemidocoptes jamaicensis
causes scaly leg in a Jamaican wild bird.
Cnemidocoptes laevis gallinae
causes depluming itch of fowl, pheasants and geese.
Cnemidocoptes laevis laevis
causes depluming scabies in pigeons.
Cnemidocoptes mutans
causes scaly leg in fowls and turkeys.
Cnemidocoptes pilae
causes scaly leg and a crumbly, honeycomb-like mass at the cere of the budgerigar or parakeet, called scaly face.
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Estudios realizados indican que tanto ectoparasitos como Menacanthus stramineus, Menacanthus cornutus, Menopon gallinae, al igual que Lipeurus lawrensis, tropicalis, Lipeurus caponis, Goniocotes gallinae, Goniodes gigas, Goniodes dissimilis, Cuclotogaster heterographus, Cnemidocoptes mutans, son de frecuente presentacion en este tipo de aves (Ugochukwu & Omije 1986; Trivedi et al.
Los acaros encontrados en este trabajo fueron Ornithoryssus sylvarium (24%), Cnemidocoptes mutans (21%), Epidermoptes bilobatus (8%), y piojos como Menopon gallinae (89%), Goniocotes gallinae (58%), Lipeurus caponis (45%), Menacanthus stramineus (34%), Goniodes dissimilis (21%) (Figura 1).
Otro ectoparasito de frecuente presentacion fue el Cnemidocoptes mutans, (Figura 1), acaro arador que se introduce bajo la piel excavando tuneles, y que produce malestar en los animales por el prurito que produce.