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Ectoparasites diagnosed in laying hens from comercial farms in Cuba. Information of the presence of a new mite from the feathers: Megninia ortari (Acari: analgidae)  [2006]

Hernández, M., Laboratorios de Investigaciónes y Diagnóstico Aviar Gonzalez, A., Laboratorios de Investigaciónes y Diagnóstico Aviar Larramendy, R., Laboratorios de Investigaciónes y Diagnóstico Aviar Szczypel, B., Laboratorios de Investigaciónes y Diagnóstico Aviar et al. Instituto de Investigaciones Avícolas, Ciudad de La Habana. (Cuba) [Corporate Author]

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With the proposal of actualize the fauna of mites and lice of the domestic hen, it have been realized an investigation to all the commercial laying hens in Cuba in the period 2002-2004. The result from Havana province, were obtained from the samples received in the Laboratory. From the investigated farms 52 were positive to Megninia ginglymura (89.6 %) and 12 to Menopon gallinae (22.4 %), in reference to the worked samples, 290 were positive to ectoparasites from 295 investigated (EI=98.3%). Megninia giglymura and Menopon gallinae were that of higher extension at invasion (EI=89.8% and EI=23.7% respectively).It is informed the presence of the mite Megninia ortari for the first time in Cuba, it was diagnosed in Ciego de Avila province. It were described its morphological characteristic which permit its taxonomic classification.

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Revista Cubana de Ciencia Avícola

ISSN : 0138-6352

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