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Online Journal of Veterinary Research

(Including Medical and Laboratory Research)

Established 1994
ISSN 1328-925X


Volume 27 (10): 550-553, 2023.

Infestation by Menacanthus stramineus lice in a peacock (Phasianidae).

Talazadeh F, Akbari N, Rahbar M.


Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran




Talazadeh F, Akbari N, Rahbar M., Infestations by Menacanthus stramineus lice in a peacock (Phasianidae), Onl J Vet Res., 27 (10): 550-553, 2023. We present a case report of a Peacock with severe respiratory distress with open-mouth gasping and rales. Bird had exfoliation of skin on head and neck and lice on skin, ear ,vent, head, wings and chest identified as Menacanthus stramineus.


Key words: Menacanthus stramineus, lice, peacock, treatment.