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Site Predilection of Equine Lice

Site Predilection of Equine Lice

Site Predilection

Chewing Lice

Damalinia equi (also called Werneckiella equi)

Found most commonly on the finer hairs of the body

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

Bloodsucking Lice

Haematopinus asini

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