Vet Rec. Jul 8;(2) Effects of the sucking louse (Linognathus vituli) on the grooming behaviour of housed calves. Weeks CA(1), Nicol CJ, Titchener. Vet Parasitol. Sep 26;(3) Linognathus vituli (Anoplura: Linognathidae): population growth, dispersal and development of humoral immune. General morphology of sucking lice: Wingless, dorso-ventrally flattened insects. Head: Relatively narrow, pointed front with thin sucking mouthparts, long lateral.

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Species Linognathus vituli longnosed cattle louse. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Dispersal of lice from the point of infestation withers was monitored by examination of known louse predilection sights.


Additional Information Encyclopedia of Life. Mean louse indices increased during the initial weeks reaching maximum mean values at 8 weeks post-infestation p. To cite this page: Host antibody responses to crude nymph antigens, measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay ELISAwere generally evident within weeks of infestation.

Antibody profiles of the individuals were not vutuli clearly categorized, although the ‘resistant’ animals were only positive for short periods of time, roughly corresponding to the time when lice were observed. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support.

Linognathus vituli (Linnaeus, ) | Fauna Europaea

Linognatjus, numbers of lice on the withers declined, while increasing at sites on the head. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. Bilateria bilaterally symmetrical animals.

While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control. Examination of individual host data showed louse populations could vitul categorized relative to the mean population size for the group.


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Effects of the sucking louse (Linognathus vituli) on the grooming behaviour of housed calves.

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Subsequently, mean indices decreased, reaching a plateau that persisted through weeks 14 and 15 p. There was little movement away from the withers until 5 weeks p.