Module 10: Veterinary Ectoparasites

Module Objectives

  1. Group common veterinary parasites as insects or arachnids

  2. Describe the pathognomonic features of common lice, ticks, mites, and fleas

  3. Differentiate between a soft and a hard tick

  4. Differentiate between a chewing and sucking louse

  5. Correctly identify the common veterinary mites and ticks to the level of species (when asked)

  6. Recall 2 diseases the 4 common ticks in the USA transmit



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