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Parasites of domestic and wild animals in South Africa. XLIV. Fleas (Insecta : Siphonaptera : Pulicidae) collected from 15 carnivore species

I.G. Horak, J.-C. Beaucournu, L.E.O. Braack
Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research | Vol 71, No 1 | a281 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v71i1.281 | © 2004 I.G. Horak, J.-C. Beaucournu, L.E.O. Braack | This work is licensed under CC Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0
Submitted: 08 November 2004 | Published: 08 November 2004

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J.-C. Beaucournu,
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Abstract

Fleas were collected from 61 wild carnivores belonging to 13 species in various nature reserves and on farms, two feral domestic cats in a nature reserve and a domestic dog in the city of Johannesburg. Eleven flea species, including two subspecies of one of these, belonging to six genera were recovered. Amongst these only Ctenocephalides felis felis and Ctenocephalides felis strongylus are considered specific parasites of carnivores. The remaining ten species normally infest the prey animals of the various carnivores.

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