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Table I.

Ectoparasitic arthropods in wild and domestic animals’ prevalence.

Ticks
Fleas
Lice+
Mites
Animals parasitised
Animals examined (N°) n % n % n % n % n %
Domestic animals Cow (35) 12 34 12 34
Sheep (26) 7 27 15 58 20 77
Horses (8) 1 13 1 13
Total domestic animals (69) 20 29 15 22 33 48

Wild animals Roe deer (12) (Capreolus capreolus) 7 58 7 ** 58
Fox (18) (Vulpes vulpes) 15 83 13 72 6 33 S 17 94
Wolf (3) (Canis lupus) 3 100 2 67 1 33 2 67S 3 100
American mink (25) (Neovison vison) 10 40 10 40
Badger (7) (Meles meles) 1 14 4 57 6 86 6 86
Beech marten (4) (Martes foina) 2 50 3 75 4 100
Pine marten (3) (Martes martes) 2 67 1 33 2 67
Polecat (2) (Mustela putorius) 1 50 2 100 1 50* M 2 100
Stoat(2) (Mustela erminea) 2 100 1 50 1 50* T 2 100
Genet (1) (Genetta genetta) 1 100 1 100 1 100
Wood mouse (26) (Apodemus sylvaticus) 11 42 2 8 5 19* T 15 58
Yellow-necked mouse (8) (Apodemus flavicollis) 1 12 3 37*T 4 50
Bank vole (6) (Clethrionomys glareolus) 2 33 3 50 6 100T 6 100
Red squirrel (5) (Sciurus vulgaris) 1 20 2 40 3 60
Water vole (3) (Arvicola terrestris) 1 33 1 33
Iberian mole (3) (Talpa occidentalis) 3 100 3 100
Total wild animals (128) 57 45 39 30 8 6 24 19 86 67

Total examined animals (197) 77 39 54 27 8 4 24 12 119 60

N°: number of animals examined; n: number parasitised in each category; %: prevalence, expressed as a percentage.

+

Mallophaga;

T

mites Trombiculidae;

*

mites Mesostigmata;

**

on sample also with Hippobosca equina (Diptera);

S

sarcoptic mange (Sarcoptes scabiei) in all specimens infested with mites;

M

Myobiidae.

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