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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This case illustrates the importance of quarantine procedures for newly acquired birds as part of responsible captive management of a large, multispecies bird collection. Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.

The infestation was treated with manual removal of fleas combined with topical malathion dusting and environmental treatment. Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map. Subsequent recheck exams did not reveal any fleas on this pigeon or on any of the other birds housed in the same room. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

One noteworthy and surpring result of this study was the sticktight flea Echidnophaga gallinacea in one Caracara C. References in periodicals archive?

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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.

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This page was last edited on 10 Aprilat When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. More information about modern web browsers can be found at http: The larvae drop to the ground and feed on any organic debris found.

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Eggs are laid in the ulcers that have formed on the host’s skin. Does not transmit disease in animals but may transmit endemic murine typhus to humans.

Plague and the human flea, Tanzania. The sticktight flea, an important pest of poultry. The distribution in this summary table is based on echidmophaga the information available.

Pathogens Vectored Top of page Avipoxvirus fowlpox virus. Echidnophaga gallinacea definition of Echidnophaga gallinacea by Medical dictionary https: Department of Agriculture and Food.

When feeding, female fleas can remain attached for gallnacea to 6 weeks at a single site on the host, causing ulceration at the attachment site. A yr-old female Victoria crowned pigeon Goura victoriaacquired from a private aviculturalist, was diagnosed with a flea infestation during a quarantine examination.

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Echidnophaga gallinacea Westwood Other species collected were Echidnophaga gallinacea If uncontrolled it causes anaemia, loss of condition, severe skin irritation and sometimes death. Retrieved from ” https: The fleas were embedded around the face and throat and were identified as sticktight fleas Echidnophaga gallinacea. 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.


Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Veterinary Parasitology 4th ed. One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using. Government of Western Australia: 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, It collects in clusters on the heads of poultry and in the ears of mammals.

Called also stickfast flea. Echidnophaga gallinaceacommonly known as the hen fleastickfast flea and sticktight fleaoccurs on a wide range of bird and mammal hosts. 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. There are no pictures available for this datasheet If you can supply pictures for this datasheet please contact: Rickettsia felis in fleas, Western Australia.

Retrieved October 25, 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.