Fleas are one of the more common parasites found on new patents at Greenwood. This sectioin covers flea ID, life cycle, transmittable zoonoses, and treatment.
Lice are a wingless parasite with over 3,000 species. This section covers lice life cycle, differentiating between chewing lice and sucking lice, symptoms, and treatment.
Mites affect both mammals and avians and are a member of Arachnidae. This section covers their life history, symptoms, and treatment.
Another arachnid, ticks have 8 legs and 2 body parts. They can pass on many diseases. This section covers tick life history, diseases, and treatment.
Flat flies are obligate sanguinivores (blood "eaters") common on wildlife. This section covers their unique life history and treatment.
These common flies are also sanguinivores. This section covers their life history and treatment.
This quiz is 7 questions long and covers information from the fleas, lice, mites, ticks, flat flies, and carnid flies lessons.
Mange is caused by the mite species Sarcoptes scabiei. It affects immune-suppressed animals and can cause many problems, including emaciation, anemia, skin wounds and infections. Unlike many other mite species that live topically, scabiei burrows into the epidermis. Humans can also get mange from Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis, although it’s better known as “Scabies” or “The Seven Year Itch.”
Photo: Sarcoptes scabiei under a microscope.
If Mange is present, (only confirmed by skin scraping viewed under a microscope) a specific protocol is followed. This includes topical powder, oral anti-parasitic, blood work (PCV), medicated baths and antibiotics. This condition is very treatable, and results are usually visible in a few weeks.