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The dog louse Heterodoxus spiniger from stray cats in Penang, Malaysia.

  title={The dog louse Heterodoxus spiniger from stray cats in Penang, Malaysia.},
  author={Sahimin Norhidayu and Siti Nursheena Mohd Zain and J. J. Jeffery and J. W. Lewis},
  journal={Tropical biomedicine},
  volume={29 2},
Stray cats collected from Georgetown, Penang from 2008 to 2010 were screened for ectoparasites via fine-tooth combing. Two cats from a total 102 examined were infested with the dog louse, Heterodoxus spiniger. Both cats, a juvenile male and female were found in close contact with each other prior to capture. The number of lice ranged from 5 and 14 in the male and female cat respectively. Other ectoparasites recovered included the common cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis, one louse species… 

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