393/19 | General Article | Parasitology

Scanning Electron Microscopic Study of Nymph and Adult Stages of Haematopinus Quadripertusus

Aan Awaludin, Joko Prastowo1, Dwi Sulistyorini, Hermawati Wahyu Retnaningsih and Yudhi Ratna Nugraheni

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Jl. Fauna No.2, Karangmalang, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 55281

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal June 2020: 97 (6) - pages 32 to 34
(Received: January, 2019, Accepted: February, 2020)


Haematopinus quadripertusus is one of the ectoparasite that can affect cattle. Entire life cycle of Haematopinus quadripertusus occur in the host's body. This study was conducted to determine the differences in ultrastructural characters between nymph and adult stage of Haematopinus quadripertusus. Samples were identified based on their morphology using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). Results were analyzed descriptively. Haematopinus quadripertusus adult stage has fully developed gonopod whereas nymph has undeveloped gonopod.

Key Words: cattle, haematopinus, parasite, SEM.

Main Article

Access to the IVJ Digital Archives is restricted to our paid subscribers. Please consider becoming a subscriber to continue reading this article.