Melophagus ovinus

They are blood-feeding parasites of sheep. The sheep ked is capable of transmitting bluetongue virus in sheep. In lambs, the sheep ked may cause anemia and reduce weight gain.

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Common NamesSheep Ked
Preservation OptionAlcohol


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