Menopon gallinae

The chicken shaft louse is able to feed on host tissue and blood by gnawing on skin or pinfeathers. Lice cause irritation, feather loss and decrease feather insulation, and at high infestations can reduce the egg production of infested birds. These effects are pronounced in young birds.

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Common NamesShaft Louse
Preservation OptionAlcohol


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