Presence of Two Lice Species (Insecta: Phthiraptera) in a Goat (Capra hircus) from La Comarca Lagunera, Mexico: A Case Report

  • Vicente Homero González-Álvarez Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia No.2 - Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero
Keywords: Bovicola caprae, Goats, Lice, Linognathus africanus, Mexico


Phthirapteriasis or pediculosis is the name given to the lice infestation, that causes skin allergy, anemia, and transmission of pathogens. This case report describes the presence of two lice species in a goat from la Comarca Lagunera in Coahuila. The collected specimens were identified as Bovicola caprae and Linognathus africanus. This document represents the first report of these lice species parasiting goats in the southeasthern part of Coahuila, Mexico. Further research are required including a greater number of animals and farms in order to stablish the prevalence of these ectoparasites, establish control measures, as well as to determine its role in the posible transmission of diseases of public and veterinary health concern. 


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González-Álvarez, V. H. (2020). Presence of Two Lice Species (Insecta: Phthiraptera) in a Goat (Capra hircus) from La Comarca Lagunera, Mexico: A Case Report. International Journal for Research in Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 7(5), 152-155.