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Predilection Sites of Equine Lice

Predilection Sites of Equine Lice


Predilection Sites

Chewing Lice

Damalinia equi (also called Werneckiella equi)

Found most commonly on finer hairs of body

Found on lateral aspects of neck, flanks, and base of tail

Bloodsucking Lice

Haematopinus asini

Found most commonly at roots of forelock and mane, around base of tail, and on hairs just above hoof (especially in breeds with feathering)