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Hippoboscids on Elephants and Cranes

Summary Information
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Disease Agents
  • Hippobosca spp. (forest flies), about 1 cm long, are common parasites of horses and cattle, and may also attack other animals. They are strong fliers but generally travel only a few metres. They are usually found in the perineal and pubic region and between the hind legs. They attack particularly in sunny weather. (B24)
  • Hippoboscid flies; these parasites of horses and cattle may be found on domesticated Elephas maximus - Asian Elephant in Asia occasionally. (B212.w26 - Full text included)

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General Description
In Elephants
  • Hippoboscid flies are seen occasionally on domesticated Elephas maximus - Asian Elephant in Asia. Some individuals find the flies very annoying and will kick furiously. (B212.w26 - Full text included)

See also the description in Elephants and their Diseases- A Treatise on Elephants - Part IV - Chapter VIII - Diseases of the Skin (continued) - External Parasites

In Cranes
Further Information
  • The individual insects should be caught and crushed (this is not easy as they run fast). (B212.w26 - Full text included)
Associated Techniques
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Elephants

Cranes

(List does not contain all other species groups affected by this disease)

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