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Raillietia caprae (Acari: Raillietidae) and Psoroptes ovis (Acari: Psoroptidae) in the ears of goats in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Southeast Brazil Raillietia caprae (Acari: Raillietidae) e Psoroptes ovis (Acari: Psoroptidae) nos condutos auditivos de caprinos no Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

By João Luiz H. Faccini and Vinicius R. Ribeiro

Abstract

Ear cannals of 145 domestic goats including the breeds Saanen, Toggenburg, Anglobian, Alpine, Moxoto (native) and crossbred goats from 10 smallholder farms were examined by flushing for the presence of ear mites. Prevalence of Raillietia caprae Quintero, Bassols and Acevedo, 1980 was much more higher than Psoroptes ovis (Hering, 1838) in the studied area, respectively 62% ( 90/145) and 4% ( 6/145). The youngest animal parasitized was eight months old and the oldest was 10 years old. Subclinical otitis is a common feature of infestation by both species but increase of wax and the presence of pus were detected in the flushed material in approximately 10% of the goats examined.<br>Os condutos auditivos de 145 caprinos das raças Saanen, Toggenburg, Anglobian, Alpine, Moxoto (native) e mestiços provenientes de 10 pequenos criadores foram examinados pela técnica de lavagem para diagnosticar a infestação por ácaros. A prevalência de Raillietia caprae Quintero, Bassols and Acevedo, 1980 foi muito mais alta do que Psoroptes ovis (Hering, 1838) - 62% (90/145) e 4% (6/145), respectivamente. O animal parasitado mais jovem tinha oito meses de idade e o mais velho 10 anos. Otite subclínica é comum nas infestações por ambas espécies mas aumento de cerume e presença de pus foram diagnosticados no material da lavagem em aproximadamente 10% dos caprinos examinados

Topics: Raillietia caprae, Psoroptes ovis, Acari, caprino, Sudeste do Brazil., Raillietia caprae, Psoroptes ovis, Acari, goats, Southeast Brazil, Animal culture, SF1-1100, Agriculture, S, DOAJ:Animal Sciences, DOAJ:Agriculture and Food Sciences
Publisher: Colégio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinaria
Year: 2008
DOI identifier: 10.1590/S1984-29612008000100014
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:52a4e543ba5040b0b5462abb6a4eae91
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