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
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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. Condor 90:727-729.
Observations on ectoparasitism by Eutrombicula alfreddugesi (Acari: Trombiculidae) in a population of Sceloporus cyanogenys.
It occurs due to constant shaking and rubbing of ear due to infections like otitis, ectoparasitism, ottorrhoea, foreign bodies, hypersensitivity and allergic dermatitis leading to rupture of pinna blood vessels resulting in bleeding within the cartilage layers of auricle and hematoma formation (Ahiwar et al., 2007).
The present study contributed with important data to the ixodid fauna of wild animals in Brazil as well as on the parasite-host interface, bringing various unpublished records of ectoparasitism of ticks on wild animals in the country.
Ectoparasitism and phoresy in Thysanoptera: the case of Aulacothrips dictyotus (Heterothripidae) in the Neotropical savanna.
The parasitism caused by parasites can be divided into 2 categories as endoparasitism caused by endoparasites like helminths (nematodes, trematodes and cestodes) and ectoparasitism caused by ectoparasites (ticks, mosquitoes, mites, lice, fleas and flies).
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.