Haematopinus

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Haematopinus

(hē'mă-tō-pī'nŭs),
An important genus of sucking lice (family Haematopinidae) affecting swine and other domestic and wild animals; it is normally nonpathogenic. Haematopinus asini affects horses, mules, and asses; Haematopinus eurysternus and Haematopinus quadripertusus, cattle; and Haematopinus suis, swine.
[G. haima, blood, + L. pinus, pine tree]
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Lice (Haematopinus suis (L.)) (Anoplura: Haematopinidae) Infestation of swine from southwestern Mississippi J.MS Acad.
Hall (1993) reported that the major external parasite attacking hogs in Missouri was the hog louse; Haematopinus suis (L.)(Anoplura: Haematopinidae).
Lice of domestic animals are largely host specific, hence, Haematopinus suis is specially recognized as a hog louse.