Both species are worldwide in distribution. When using sprays, certain formulations require soaking the hair to the skin, including mane and tail, whereas others may require only a light, misting application. (2)The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, Devon, UK. 0000000016 00000 n Both species are distributed worldwide. 0000017838 00000 n Pour the water and shampoo into a large spray bottle. Author information: (1)Veterinary Parasitology and Ecology Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, UK. lice are driving me mad too i’v got 20 goats and catching and keeping them standing long enough to faff about with applications is getting me down as nothing is working! Helpful 0 Not Helpful 0. 0000032130 00000 n Poultry lice do not hop (human lice don’t, either). 1. ?|��kx����3�k��ۛ�_�~. The team evaluated 198 donkeys stabled at one of two donkey sanctuaries in England or Ireland during peak lice season. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: 0000019996 00000 n Your vet will recommend a special mange-wash shampoo with which to bathe the donkey. Diazinon is no longer labeled for use on horses in the USA. The animals were fed a stan- dard donkey food regimen predominantly of hay, supplemented with 12% protein-containing grain. 0000013016 00000 n Infestations are most common in winter and early spring. Lice infestations can be but are not necessarily an indication of poor care and/or poor nutrition. Werneckiella (also called Damalinia, or Bovicola) species are chewing lice that infest horses, donkeys and mules worldwide. Horses, donkeys, mules and other equids may be parasitized by an Anopluran or sucking louse, Haematopinus asini, and a mallophagan louse, Werneckiella (Damalinia, Bovicola) equi. The lice were collected from donkeys of the five regions with no statistically difference between the infestation rates. Ticks. 0000013423 00000 n Long hair such as feathers on certain breeds, winter coats, or resultant from endocrine disorder (eg, pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction, see Hypertrichosis Associated with Adenomas of the Pars Intermedia) may make treatment more difficult. 0000015701 00000 n 0000159849 00000 n It is a good idea for each horse to have its own tack and brushes. Donkey trains sometimes up to 200 animals, in lines of four, were led by an Egyptian handler. The Merck Veterinary Manual was first published in 1955 as a service to the community. Like any mammal with hair, horses can become infested with lice, not dissimilar to the types found on humans and other animals. The donkeys were kept in relatively high-density housing in 4 fenced areas (a total of 1.2 ha), each with an open small barn provided for their protection from inclement weather. Lice treatments for cattle or sheep may cause skin irritation and hair loss. Lice and ticks are unwelcome guests on horses and donkeys, taking up residence in the warmth of their thick winter coats with peak infestations occurring during the late winter and early spring. They are found mainly on the neck and around the base of the tail. Their management is complicated by growing levels of resistance to commonly applied insecticides. Please confirm that you are a health care professional. Lice are external parasites that live on the skin. Her coat was extremely dirty and matted all over. 0000001630 00000 n Normally, H asini is found at the roots of the forelock and mane, around the base of the tail, and on the hairs just above the hoof. ADDITIONAL CONTENT Test your knowledge. Due to the persistent pruritus, lice induce a decrease of donkey's welfare. From developing new therapies that treat and prevent disease to helping people in need, we are committed to improving health and well-being around the world. 0000004565 00000 n 0000008835 00000 n The lice were collected from donkeys of the five regions with no statistically difference between the infestation rates. A variety of compounds effectively control lice on horses, including synergized pyrethrins, synthetic pyrethroids, and the organophosphate coumaphos. Last full review/revision May 2015 | Content last modified May 2015, © 2020 Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA), © 2020 Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA. 0000021284 00000 n Lice are external parasites that live on the skin. tried sulphar but stupidly thought you put it in the feed so wasted several tubs, while wasting several tubs of barrier louse powder at £10 a tub also didn’t work!