External And Internal Parasites

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  • 1. 

    Understanding the life cycles of fleas and ticks is important for their control.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Understanding the life cycles of fleas and ticks is important for their control because it allows us to know when they are most vulnerable and target them at the right time. By understanding their life cycles, we can identify the different stages of their development and implement appropriate control measures such as using insecticides or removing their breeding grounds. This knowledge also helps in preventing infestations and reducing the risk of diseases that these pests can transmit. Overall, understanding the life cycles of fleas and ticks is crucial for effective control and management.

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  • 2. 

    Before using any insecticide, read the label instructions carefully.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement advises the reader to read the label instructions carefully before using any insecticide. This implies that it is important to have knowledge of the instructions in order to use the insecticide properly and safely. Therefore, the correct answer is True.

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  • 3. 

    Canine heartworm is passed from dog to dog by the mosquito.

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      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Canine heartworm is indeed passed from dog to dog by mosquitoes. When a mosquito bites an infected dog, it ingests microfilariae (immature heartworms) along with the blood. These microfilariae develop into infective larvae within the mosquito. When the infected mosquito then bites another dog, it transmits these infective larvae into the dog's bloodstream, where they mature into adult heartworms. Therefore, the statement "Canine heartworm is passed from dog to dog by the mosquito" is true.

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  • 4. 

    Each adult female tick can lay from 10,000 to 50,000 eggs at a time.

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      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Adult female ticks can lay anywhere from 1,000 to 3,000 eggs at a time, not 10,000 to 50,000. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 5. 

    Ear mites are more common in dogs but can also occur in cats.

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      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Ear mites are actually more common in cats than in dogs. While dogs can also be affected by ear mites, cats are more prone to this infestation. Ear mites are tiny parasites that live in the ear canal and can cause irritation, itching, and discomfort. It is important to regularly check and clean your pet's ears to prevent and treat ear mite infestations.

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  • 6. 

    Fleas and ticks are the most common external parasites and can infest dogs and cats at any time of the year.

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      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Fleas and ticks are indeed the most common external parasites that can infest dogs and cats throughout the year. These parasites are known to thrive in warm and humid environments, but they can also survive in colder temperatures. Therefore, it is important for pet owners to take preventive measures against fleas and ticks to ensure the well-being of their pets.

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  • 7. 

    Heartworms obstruct the flow of oxygen to the heart and can affect the lungs, kidneys, and liver.

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      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Heartworms are parasites that can infect dogs and other animals. When heartworms infest the heart, they can obstruct the flow of oxygen to the heart, leading to various health issues. This obstruction can also affect other organs such as the lungs, kidneys, and liver, as these organs rely on a steady supply of oxygen-rich blood. Therefore, the statement that heartworms obstruct the flow of oxygen to the heart and can affect the lungs, kidneys, and liver is true.

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  • 8. 

    Hook worms are small parasites, which become attached to the dog’s intestinal wall and actively suck its blood.

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      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Hookworms are indeed small parasites that attach themselves to the intestinal wall of dogs and feed on their blood. This parasitic infection can lead to various health issues in dogs, such as anemia, weight loss, and gastrointestinal problems. Therefore, the statement "Hookworms are small parasites, which become attached to the dog's intestinal wall and actively suck its blood" is true.

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  • 9. 

    Roundworms are the most common intestinal parasite in dogs and cats in the world.

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      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Roundworms are indeed the most common intestinal parasite in dogs and cats worldwide. These parasites can easily infect pets through contaminated soil, water, or feces. They can cause various health issues, including diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, and even serious complications in young or immunocompromised animals. Regular deworming and maintaining good hygiene practices are essential to prevent and control roundworm infestations in pets.

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  • 10. 

    It is believed that 80% of stray dogs and cats in this country are infested with tapeworm.

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      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement claims that 80% of stray dogs and cats in the country are infested with tapeworm. However, without any supporting evidence or data provided, it is not possible to determine the accuracy of this claim. Therefore, the answer is false as there is no basis to support the given statement.

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  • 11. 

    Lice, which are less common than fleas and ticks, are tiny black parasites that are spread by direct contact.

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      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because lice are actually more common than fleas and ticks. Lice are tiny black parasites that are spread by direct contact, but they are more prevalent than fleas and ticks.

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  • 12. 

    Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is a disease transmissible to man by deer flies.

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      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is not transmitted by deer flies. It is actually transmitted by ticks, specifically the American dog tick, the Rocky Mountain wood tick, and the brown dog tick.

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  • 13. 

    Sarcoptic mange is extremely contagious and spreads rapidly from dog to dog and can infect humans.

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      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Sarcoptic mange is caused by a microscopic mite that burrows into the skin of dogs, causing intense itching and irritation. This condition is highly contagious and can easily spread from one dog to another through close contact or by sharing bedding or other items. In some cases, humans can also become infected with sarcoptic mange if they come into direct contact with an infected dog. Therefore, the statement that sarcoptic mange is extremely contagious and can infect humans is true.

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  • 14. 

    The flea’s life cycle has four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult.

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      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the flea's life cycle does indeed consist of four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. This is a well-known fact about fleas and their development process.

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  • 15. 

    The most common form of tapeworm is Dipylidium Canium, which is acquired from fleas, or rarely, lice.

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      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the most common form of tapeworm is indeed Dipylidium Canium, and it is acquired from fleas, or rarely, lice. This type of tapeworm is commonly found in dogs and cats, and humans can also become infected if they accidentally ingest fleas or lice that carry the tapeworm eggs. Therefore, the statement is accurate and true.

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  • 16. 

    Sarcoptic mange is signaled by intense itching.

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      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Sarcoptic mange is a skin condition caused by the infestation of Sarcoptes scabiei mites. These mites burrow into the skin, causing intense itching. This itching is one of the primary symptoms of sarcoptic mange and is often the first sign noticed by affected individuals or pet owners. Therefore, the statement "Sarcoptic mange is signaled by intense itching" is true.

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  • 17. 

    There are two species of roundworm that can infect dogs, Toxocaroa Canis and Toxacaris Leonnina, which can be identified by examining the adults.

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      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the two species of roundworm that can infect dogs, Toxocara Canis and Toxacaris Leonnina, cannot be identified by examining the adults. Instead, they are identified through microscopic examination of the eggs in the dog's feces.

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  • 18. 

    To end tapeworm infestation, the dog must not only be rid of the tape worm but also the intermediate host, the flea.

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      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    To end tapeworm infestation, it is necessary to eliminate both the tapeworm itself and its intermediate host, which is the flea. This is because the tapeworm relies on the flea as a carrier and without the flea, the tapeworm cannot complete its life cycle. Therefore, it is true that in order to completely get rid of tapeworms in a dog, both the tapeworm and the flea must be eliminated.

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  • 19. 

    To determine the presence of mites, a veterinarian will take a scraping of the upper layer of the dog’s skin for examination.

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      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A veterinarian will take a scraping of the upper layer of the dog's skin to examine it for the presence of mites. This is a common procedure used to diagnose mite infestations in dogs. By examining the skin scraping under a microscope, the veterinarian can identify the presence of mites and determine the appropriate treatment for the dog.

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  • 20. 

    To prevent reinfestation of fleas and ticks it is important to control the pet’s environment.

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      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Controlling the pet's environment is crucial in preventing reinfestation of fleas and ticks. Fleas and ticks can easily infest the pet's surroundings, such as bedding, carpets, and outdoor areas. By regularly cleaning and treating these areas, pet owners can eliminate any potential hiding spots for fleas and ticks, reducing the risk of reinfestation. Additionally, using preventive measures like flea and tick treatments on the pet can further help in keeping them free from these pests. Therefore, the statement "To prevent reinfestation of fleas and ticks, it is important to control the pet's environment" is true.

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  • 21. 

    To remove a tick, soak it in alcohol or a small amount of tick spray.  This will help paralyze and asphyxiate the tick and cause it to release its barbed-mouth hold.

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      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Soaking a tick in alcohol or tick spray can help paralyze and asphyxiate the tick, causing it to release its barbed-mouth hold. This makes it easier to remove the tick without leaving any parts of it behind, reducing the risk of infection or disease transmission. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 22. 

    To remove lice, use a shampoo or dip that is effective against fleas and ticks.

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      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that using a shampoo or dip that is effective against fleas and ticks can help in removing lice. This implies that the same ingredients or chemicals that are effective against fleas and ticks can also be effective against lice. Therefore, the answer is true.

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  • 23. 

    When caution about skin absorption appears on the insecticide or pesticide label, observe the following measures: wear safety goggles, waterproof apron, gloves, and use a protective barrier cream.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because when caution about skin absorption appears on the insecticide or pesticide label, it is important to take certain measures to protect oneself. These measures include wearing safety goggles, a waterproof apron, gloves, and using a protective barrier cream. This is necessary because these chemicals can be absorbed through the skin and cause harm to the body. Therefore, it is important to follow these precautions to minimize the risk of absorption and potential health hazards.

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  • 24. 

     Shampoos containing pyrethrins is commonly used in many grooming salons.

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      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Pyrethrins are a natural insecticide derived from chrysanthemum flowers. They are commonly used in shampoos for pets to kill and repel fleas, ticks, and other insects. Many grooming salons use shampoos containing pyrethrins to ensure the cleanliness and health of the animals they groom. Therefore, the statement that shampoos containing pyrethrins are commonly used in many grooming salons is true.

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  • 25. 

    Whipworms are common in dogs between 24 months and 5 years of age.

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      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Whipworms are not necessarily common in dogs between 24 months and 5 years of age. While whipworm infections can occur in dogs of any age, they are more commonly seen in younger dogs, particularly those under 2 years old. Therefore, the statement that whipworms are common in dogs between 24 months and 5 years of age is false.

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