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Effects of the sucking louse (Linognathus vituli) on the grooming behaviour of housed calves.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8525579     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The behaviour of cattle with and without louse infestation was studied for eight weeks. Thirty-two crossbred calves were housed in groups of four at 20 weeks old. Sixteen of the calves were artificially infested with the long-nosed cattle louse Linognathus vituli and 16 were left uninfested as controls. In infested animals the number of lice on the shoulders averaged 2.3 per 10 cm length of parted hair. The recorded frequency of irritation, manifested by rubbing and self-licking, was significantly greater in the louse-infested calves than in the uninfested controls. The infested calves spent 28 s/h rubbing and 95 s/h self-licking, compared with 8 s and 62 s/h spent by the uninfested controls. The infested calves also spent more than twice as long scratching as the controls. There were no significant effects of the infestation on social grooming.
Authors:
C A Weeks; C J Nicol; R N Titchener
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary record     Volume:  137     ISSN:  0042-4900     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Rec.     Publication Date:  1995 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-01-23     Completed Date:  1996-01-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0031164     Medline TA:  Vet Rec     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Animal Health and Husbandry, Department of Clinical Veterinary Science, Langford, Avon.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Anoplura*
Behavior, Animal / physiology*
Body Weight
Cattle
Cattle Diseases / physiopathology*
Female
Grooming / physiology*
Housing, Animal
Lice Infestations / physiopathology,  veterinary*
Male
Monitoring, Physiologic
Time Factors
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