Nukmal, Nismah (2020) PREVALENSI INFEKSI KUTU Haematomyzus elephantis PADA GAJAH SUMATERA (Elephas maximus sumatranus) DI PUSAT LATIHAN GAJAH (PLG) TAMAN NASIONAL WAY KAMBAS (TNWK). In: Seminar Nasional Biologi XXV Perhimpunan Biologi Indonesia (SNB XXV PBI) Tahun 2019, 25-27 Agustus 2019, Bandar Lampung.

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Ectoparasites are parasitic organisms live outside on the surface of host body, such as lice. Lice attacks with large amounts can cause hair loss, anemia, irritation, until death of the host. One example of a lice host is the Sumatran elephant (Elephas maximus sumatramus). Sumatran elephant is an animal with conservation status in the IUCN which is Critically endangered (critical) caused by poaching, conflicts between humans and elephants, habitat shifts, and parasitic attacks. This study aims to determine the prevalence Haematomyzus elephantis lice infection and its distribution region on the body of Sumatran elephants in PLG TNWK. Observation research under the TFCA Sumatra and Konsorsium Vesswic FKH UGM Dr. drh. R. Wisnu Nurcahyo program in Management of fostered Sumatran elephants in Sumatra with the aim of improving the quality of benign Sumatran elephants in Sumatra in December 2018 to February 2019 in PLG TNWK and identification at Zoology Laboratory of the Department of Biology FMIPA University of Lampung. 6 individual sumatran elephants with differences sex and age were used as research samples. Lice sampling was carried until 3 days in the morning at 08.00 WIB and the afternoon at 16.00 WIB. Lice samples obtained were put into a collection bottle, then identification the morphological character and made preparations. The prevalence of lice is counted based on the Kabata formula (1985). The prevalence of H. elephantis lice reaches 83.33% with the largest lice distribution area found in the Sumatran elephant body area. Keywords: Haematomyzus elephantis lice, prevalence, sumatran elephants.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Fakultas Matematika dan Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam (FMIPA) > Prodi Biologi
Depositing User: Ph.D Nismah Nukmal
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2020 07:04
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2020 07:04

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