Veterinary Parasitology Scientific Names

tagesu's version from 2016-04-12 06:55


Cat FleaCtenocephalides felis -larvae and eggs in carpets, cracks, sandy soil
Sheep Body LouseBovicola ovis
Buffalo FlyHaematobia irritans exigua - uses manure to complete its lifecycle
BlowflyLucilia cuprina
Paralysis TickIxodes holocyclus (3 host tick)
Cattle TickRhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (1 host tick)
Liver FlukeFasciola hepatica
Hydatid tapewormEchinococcus granulosus
Dog hookwormUncinaria stenocephala
Barbers Pole worm (sheep)Haemonchus contortus
Barbers Pole worm (cattle)Haemonchus placei
Black Scour WormsTrichostrongylus spp.
Large worms small intestine (dog)Toxocara canis (dog), larvae can be transmitted across the placenta (and in colostrum and ingestion of infected paratenic host.)
Large worms small intestine (cat)Toxocara cati (cat),
Large worms small intestine (pig)Ascaris suum (pig)
Dog HeartwormDirofilaria immitis - Mosquitoes vectors
Coccidiosis (poultry)Eimeria spp (Eimeria tenella)Poultry 1:4:2 Lifecycle infection, multiplication, sexual reproduction, trasnmission
Coccidiosis (piglets)Isospora spp (Piglets only Isospora- not Eimeria) 1:2:4
Tick Fever (prostits/protozan) (Cattle)Babesiois (Cattle), Babesia bovis, Babesia bigemina
Tick Fever (prostits/protozan) (Dog)Babesiois (Dog), Babesia canis
Babesiois (Dog)Babesia canis
Babesiois (cattle)Babesia bovis
Babesia (cattle)Babesia bigemina
Babesia (dog)Babesia canis
Tick Fever (rickettsial)Amaplasmosis (Anaplasma marginale)
AmaplasmosisAnaplasma marginale (tick fever reketsial)
ToxoplasmosisToxoplasma gondii (cat) Human – transplacental transmission
NeopsoraNeopsora caninum – protozoan -abortion in cattle, Dog DH, Cattle IH
TrichomoniasisTriTrichomonas foetus abortion in cattle, prepuce of old bulls - STD
GiardiaGiardia duodenalis
biting-midgeCulicoides brevitarsis
Small Intestinal wormsCooperia
Small Brown Stomach wormOstertagia spp.
Nodule wormsOesophagostomum spp
Blood wormStongylus vulgaris
Sheep Nasal Bot FlyOestrus ovis
Equine Bot FlyGasterophilus spp.
Hairy MaggotChrysomya rufifacies
Native BlowflyCalliphora spp.
Brown Dog TickRhipicephalus sanguineus
Bush tickHaemaphysalis longicornis
Sarcoptic mangeSaracoptes scabiei - wide range of hosts including wombats, dogs and humans
ScabiesSarcoptic mange = Saracoptes scabiei
Demodectic mangeDemodex spp.
Ear mites (Cats and Dogs)Otodectes cynotis
Zipper TapewormSpirometra erinacei – Mainly in cats as DH (dogs and foxes too ) as IH include mice, frogs and lizards that are eaten more by cats. Humans can be infected also. Genital pores midline – zipper effect
Fowl body louseMenacanthus stramineus
Poultry LiceMenacanthus strameineus
Ostertagia ostertagismall brown stomach worm
Kicker stable flyStomoxys calcitrans
Habronema muscaean internal stomach parasite that is most commonly found in Horses.
Felicola subrostatusNo idea
Ear mites in catsOteectes cynotis (long legs therefore non-burrowing)
Sheep foot liceLinognathus pedalis
Black fliesAustrosimulium species - lay their eggs on submerged vegetation or rocks – survive droughts. Two spp – one lives in inland areas, other more wide spread
stickfast fleaEchnidnophaga gallinacea - wide range of hosts
Dictyocaulus viviparousLungworm in cattle
Babesia canisistransmitted by Rhipicephalus sanguineus (brown dog tick)
Rhipicephalus sanguineusbrown dog tick
Brown dog tickRhipicephalus sanguineus (3 host tick) transmits Babesia canis
Ruminant hookwormsBunostomum spp Ancylostomatoidea
Hook wormAncylostoma caninum 3 big teeth in mouth, bent buccal capsule
Dog WhipwormTrue. Trichuris vulpis Most species of Whip Worms (Trichinella spp) produce characteristic eggs with bipolar plugs. Adults in large intestines/caecum.
Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia duodenalisAre two protozoa that may produce diarrhoea in infected people, and for which animals may serve as important sources of infection (i.e. the protozoa are zoonoses).
Lifecycle of Lucilia cuprinathree stages. Stage II Adult lays eggs laid on sheep (12 Hours) Maggots ½ week to 5 day week), Stage II pre-pupae and pupae phases in the soil (1wk to 3 months), Stage III Immature and mature adults 2 weeks to 3 months.
Argas persicusFowl tick = soft tick- intermittent feeder -hides in cracks and crevasses ,disinfect
Taenia solium causes metacestodes of tapeworms in humans
Anoplocephala perfoliateadults cluster at ileo-caecal junction in horses – possible colic