Translator Disclaimer
1 January 1991 Exotic Ectoparasites of Ostriches Recently Imported into the United States
James W. Mertins, Jack L. Schlater
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

Eleven species of ectoparasitic arthropods were collected and identified from ostriches (Struthio camelus) recently imported into the United States from Africa and Europe. Four of these species are reported from ostriches for the first time. The parasites included adult hippoboscid flies (Struthiobosca struthionis) and 10 species of adult ixodid ticks (Amblyomma gemma, A. lepidum, A. variegatum, Haemaphysalis punctata, Hyalomma albiparmatum, H. luscitanicum, H. marginatum rufipes, H. truncatum, Hyalomma sp., and Rhipicephalus turanicus. As a result of these findings, the U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibited further importation into the United States of ostriches and other flightless birds on an interim basis.

Mertins and Schlater: Exotic Ectoparasites of Ostriches Recently Imported into the United States
James W. Mertins and Jack L. Schlater "Exotic Ectoparasites of Ostriches Recently Imported into the United States," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 27(1), 180-182, (1 January 1991). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-27.1.180
Received: 26 February 1990; Published: 1 January 1991
JOURNAL ARTICLE
3 PAGES


SHARE
ARTICLE IMPACT
Back to Top