Fleas

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Although there are >2,200 species of flea parasites recognized worldwide, only a few species commonly infest dogs.

Fleas are responsible for canine diseases such as flea-allergy dermatitis, Rickettsia spp, Bartonella spp, Dipylidium spp and flea allergy dermatitis.

Species of fleas which are pathogenic to dogs include:


References

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  3. Kaal JF et al (2006) Epidemiology of flea infestation of ruminants in Libya. Vet Parasitol 141(3-4):313-318
  4. Ménier K & Beaucournu JC (1998) Taxonomic study of the genus Ctenocephalides Stiles & Collins, 1930 (Insecta: Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) by using aedeagus characters. J Med Entomol 35(5)':883-890

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