J Zoo Wildl Med. Dec;38(4) Sticktight flea (Echidnophaga gallinacea ) infestation in a Victoria crowned pigeon (Goura victoria). Gyimesi ZS(1). Hosts. Poultry. Identification. E. gallinacea are of the family Pulicidae, and have no genal or pronotal ctenida. It is a small burrowing flea. any wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap. Word Family. Echidnophaga gallinacea. the “Echidnophaga gallinacea” family.

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Veterinary Parasitology 4th ed. A yr-old female Victoria crowned pigeon Goura victoriaacquired from a private aviculturalist, was diagnosed with a flea infestation during a quarantine examination. More information about modern web browsers can be found at http: The larvae gallinscea to the ground and feed on any organic debris found. Department of Agriculture and Food. The fleas were embedded around the face and throat and were identified as sticktight fleas Echidnophaga gallinacea.

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Echidnophaga gallinacea causes insect gallinacez and blood loss in poultry. Despite the sticktight fleas’ worldwide distribution and broad host range, there is a paucity of reports on flea infestations and their treatment in zoo and exotic pet birds. External parasites of raptors Falconiformes and Strigiformes: You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Archived from the original on October 25, Although this parasite has the potential to induce morbidity and mortality, no feather loss, localized dermatitis, or anemia was noted in response to the ectoparasitism. Echidnophaga gallinacea definition of Echidnophaga gallinacea by Medical dictionary https: One noteworthy and surpring result of this study was the sticktight flea Echidnophaga gallinacea in one Caracara C.


It may infest humans, esp. Plague and the human flea, Tanzania. In other projects Wikispecies. Retrieved October 25, Government of Western Australia: Views Read Edit View history. Don’t need the entire report? There are no pictures available for this datasheet If you can supply pictures for this datasheet please contact: Rickettsia felis in fleas, Western Australia.

Please consider upgrading your browser to echhidnophaga latest version or installing a new browser. Large numbers of the flea may congregate around the eyes, comb, wattles, and other naked skin on poultry – these are difficult to dislodge as their heads are embedded deep below the host’s skin. It collects in clusters on the heads of poultry and in the ears of mammals.

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When feeding, female fleas can remain attached for up to 6 weeks at a single site on the host, causing ulceration at the attachment site. Called also stickfast flea. This page was last edited on 10 Aprilat References in periodicals archive?

This flea -related article is a stub. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report. Echidnophaga gallinacea Westwood Subsequent recheck gallinacwa did not reveal any fleas on this pigeon or on any of the other birds housed in the same room. Does not transmit disease in gallincaea but may transmit endemic murine typhus to humans.

Pathogens Vectored Top of page Avipoxvirus fowlpox virus. Eggs are gaallinacea in the ulcers that have formed on the host’s skin. If uncontrolled it causes anaemia, loss of condition, ga,linacea skin irritation and sometimes death. Los resultados del presente estudio confirman la presencia de algunos ectoparasitos de Columba livia que anteriormente habian sido registrados para palomas en el Peru, tales como Pseudolynchia sp, Goniodes sp, Menopon sp, Columbicola columbae y Echidnophaga gallinacea Zaldivar, ; Rojas, This case illustrates the importance of quarantine procedures for newly acquired birds as part of responsible captive management of a large, multispecies bird collection.


The infestation was treated with manual removal of fleas combined with topical malathion dusting and environmental treatment.

Echidnophaga gallinacea

Host Animals Top of page Animal name Context Life stage System Acomys cahirinus Bos indicus zebu Bos taurus cattle Canis familiaris dogs Capra hircus goats Cynomys ludovicianus black-tailed prairie dog Erinaceus algirus Felis Gallus Gallus gallus domesticus chickens Lepus californicus Mammalia mammals Mus musculus house mouse Neotoma mexicana Oryctolagus cuniculus rabbits Ovis aries sheep Pipistrellus kuhli Psammomys obesus Rattus norvegicus brown rat Rattus rattus black rat Rousettus aegyptiacus Spermophilus beecheyi Spermophilus richardsoni Sturnus vulgaris common starling Sus scrofa pigs Sylvilagus audubonii Taphozous perforatus.

Distribution Table Echidmophaga of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.

Echidnophaga gallinacea

Other species collected were Echidnophaga gallinacea Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan echidnophga zoom the map. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The sticktight flea, an important pest of poultry. Retrieved 3 September Echidnophaga gallinaceacommonly known as the hen fleastickfast flea and sticktight fleaoccurs on a wide echidnopphaga of bird and mammal hosts.