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Answered: Oct 04, 2017
Colonic and cecal mucosa are the parasitic adults of Trichuris vulpis. Infection of this parasite can be confirmed with detection of eggs in the canine’s feces. Adult T. vulpis females can...Read More

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H.Miaham
Answered: Sep 29, 2017
Animals with a ciliated larval phase and animals with a crown of ciliated tentacles are Lophotrochozoans. Lophotrochozoa is a clade of protostome animals. The taxon was established as a...Read More

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H.Miaham
Answered: Sep 29, 2017
A Single dose of ivermectin is used to treat Mansonella ozzardi. Mansonella ozzardi is a parasite in the phylum of Nematoda. This filarial nematode is one of two that causes serous cavity...Read More

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H.Miaham
Answered: Sep 29, 2017
Dogs and primates are the main reservoirs of Strongyloides. Strongyloides anguillula, or threadworm is a genus of small nematode parasites, belonging to the family Strongyloididae, commonly found...Read More

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H.Miaham
Answered: Sep 29, 2017
Turbellaria is the class of Platyhelminthes that have auricles. The Turbellaria are one of the traditional sub-divisions of the phylum Platyhelminthes (flatworms), and include all the sub-groups...Read More

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H.Miaham
Answered: Sep 21, 2017
Ascaris is a worm that can grow in humans and animals. This roundworm feeds off living things. If the ascaris infects an animal or human, it could cause a disease known as Ascariasis. These worms...Read More

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H.Miaham
Answered: Sep 29, 2017
Trichuris trichiura is known as the human whipworm. The human whipworm is a round worm (a type of helminth) that causes trichuriasis (a type of helminthiasis which is one of the neglected...Read More

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H.Miaham
Answered: Sep 29, 2017
Cestoideans are segmented into Scolex Proglottid. Cestoda (Cestoidea) is a class of parasitic worms of the flatworm (Platyhelminthes) phylum. They are informally referred to as cestodes. The...Read More

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H.Miaham
Answered: Sep 29, 2017
Metastrongylus, Dictyocaulus viviparous, and Filaroides are the three exceptions to metastrongyloidea. Metastrongylus is a genus of nematodes of the family Metastrongylidae, usually found as...Read More

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H.Miaham
Answered: Sep 29, 2017
The whipworm is found in none of the above hosts. Trichuris trichiura has a narrow anterior esophageal end and shorter and thicker posterior anus. These pinkish-white worms are threaded through...Read More

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H.Miaham
Answered: Sep 21, 2017
Filariasis is an infection caused by roundworms. The cause is by mosquitoes or other bugs that suck blood off of mammals. Usually, these worms stay in one place. The main symptom includes a thick...Read More

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H.Miaham
Answered: Sep 21, 2017
Dirofilaria Immitis is an infection in people and animals. Dirofilaria Immitis is really more commonly known as heartworm. If this goes untreated in dogs, it will hurt their heart. There are...Read More

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H.Miaham
Answered: Sep 29, 2017
Monoecious is the term for hermaphroditic. In biology, a hermaphrodite is an organism that has reproductive organs normally associated with both male and female sexes. Many taxonomic groups of...Read More

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H.Miaham
Answered: Sep 21, 2017
Heartworm infections are not as prevalent in cats as they are in dogs especially certain kinds of heartworm infections. However, cats do become infected with the heartworms. As a matter of fact,...Read More

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H.Miaham
Answered: Sep 29, 2017
Parthenogenic means development of an unfertilized egg into an organism. Parthenogenesis is a natural form of asexual reproduction in which growth and development of embryos occur without...Read More

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