FLEA (PULEX SIMULANS) INFESTATION IN CAPTIVE GIANT ANTEATERS (MYRMECOPHAGA TRIDACTYLA)

@inproceedings{Mutlow2006FLEAS,
  title={FLEA (PULEX SIMULANS) INFESTATION IN CAPTIVE GIANT ANTEATERS (MYRMECOPHAGA TRIDACTYLA)},
  author={Adrian G. Mutlow and Michael Wayne Dryden and Patricia A. Payne},
  booktitle={Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians},
  year={2006}
}
Abstract A pair of captive adult giant anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) presented heavily infested with a flea species (Pulex simulans) commonly found on Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana) and raccoons (Procyon lotor) in the central United States. In this case, the flea was demonstrated to have completed its entire life cycle with the anteaters as the host. A single treatment of topical imidacloprid, coupled with removal and replacement of infested bedding, was rapidly effective at… 
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