Bovicola (Bovicola) ovis Schrank, F.v.P.. Usage: valid. Authors: Schrank, F.v.P.. Reference Title: Enumeratio insectorum Austriae indigenorum. Reference Work. A, Bovicola ovis of sheep; B, Bovicola bovis of cattle; C, Heterodoxus spiniger of dog; D, Linognathus vituli of cattle; E, Solenopotes capillatus of cattle; F. This study investigated the period of survival of Bovicola ovis after removal from sheep under varying conditions and assessed the likelihood of.

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Articles with ‘species’ microformats. The average lifespan of B. On average, these lice can span from mm in length as adults. This form of parasitism is minimally invasive and ensures the host and its parasite can co-exist. Facts about Cattle Chewing Louse Bovicola bovis.

Views Read Edit View history. They also have clubbed, filiform antennae that extend out the sides of their heads. The presence of the louse causes the host to lick itself excessively thus causing abrasions and hair loss. These lice are composed of three major body regions: The abdomen has dark transverse bands that run horizontally across each segment along with sparse amounts of setae hair-like structures. Maturation from hatching to adulthood takes about two to three weeks.

Languages Polski Edit links. The main reason that these two industries are the ones affected is that the louse causes reduction in weight gain and milk production. Because the louse is so prominent in North America, very much of the cattle are affected and must be carefully treated and looked after.

This page was last edited on 16 Februaryat Only a few rare cases have resulting in significant health effects to the cattle. Shearing markedly reduced density but increased the proportion of lice found on the neck, belly and lowleg sites. CitePeer Related Articles http: Upon mating, the louse becomes fertilized and can lay eggs.


Once the louse is mature, it begins to look for a mate. Boviocla is most abundant in North America because of the amounts of cattle present. Europe PMC requires Javascript to function effectively. In the second year, half of the ewes were mated and lice were counted at 26 body sites on the resulting lambs. These antennae commonly have three segments. The louse is also mostly found in the winter and early spring because that is when the hair of the host is longest and the cattle have not started shedding yet.

No lice were found on sheep treated with the 4 emulsifiable concentrate products. The degree to which the fleece was wetted was assessed 20 minutes after dipping and showed that the wettable powder dips penetrated the fleece less than the emulsifiable concentrate dips.

The common places on the cattle that the louse can be found are the head, neck, back, and the rear end. They are one of many of the lice in the order Phthirapterabut are divided from their blood sucking cousins in the sub-order Anoplura by bobicola fact that they feed only by chewing.

Polypay ewes had higher densities of lice than Columbias at most inspections but there was little effect of infestation point or mating on either numbers or the distribution of lice. Whilst on the host, the louse feeds upon the hair, skin, and secretions that are present.

Upon hatching, the louse begins to develop and feed upon the host. Densities of lice were determined at 69 body sites in eight body regions at approximately monthly intervals for 2 years.

Bovicola bovis also called Damalinia bovis and the red louse is a cattle-biting louse found all over the world. Gene Ontology GO Terms. In contrast, ovid with the wettable powders, which contained either coumaphos or magnesium fluorosilicate as the active ingredient, did not eradicate the lice infestations.

Efficacy against sheep lice (Bovicola ovis) and fleece wetting of six shower dip preparations.

The two major industries that B. Implications of the observed distributions of lice for the efficacy of chemical treatments are discussed. These lice are obligate parasites, meaning they require the host to survive. Less fluid was retained by wool staples in an in-vitro test when dip wash was made with the wettable powders. Find all citations in this journal default. During periods of high louse numbers densities were generally greatest on the sides or the back. Bovicola bovis parasitize cattle of any age and size and have not been documented on alternative vertebrates.


The licking from the cattle and the presence bovicols the louse both cause these health problems to occur.

The ois of the louse can also bovicolaa in reduced milk production and poor weight gain. There is no current means of long term control for the B.

The louse goes through three nymph instars before becoming fully mature. Bovicola bovis Linnaeus In more extreme cases, anemia can result from the presence of the louse. Abstract The spatial distribution of chewing lice Bovicola ovis on their hosts was examined in Polypay and Columbia ewes initially artificially infested on the midside kvis the neck. There are no known cases of the louse transmitting any kind of disease causing agent.

All treatments were applied through a shower dip Sunbeam model SSD. The distribution of lice on the lambs was similar to that on the ewes except that fewer lice were found on the head.

Efficacy against sheep lice (Bovicola ovis) and fleece wetting of six shower dip preparations.

Either your web browser doesn’t support Javascript or it is currently turned off. Read Article at publisher’s site. These lice have spiracles located on the edges of each segment of the abdomen to allow the lice to breathe.