Nematodes Quiz: How Much Do You Know?

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This is a photo/answer and question/answer quiz of Nematodes for Dr. O's and Sean's class.
As always, please let me know if there are any misspellings or incorrect info/pictures. Thanks and Good luck to you!
NOTE: If the parasite is also something from Sean's lab PowerPoint, there will be TWO PHOTOS. Sean's photo will always be on the right/bottom.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Ascaroidea Canine and Feline (not as common) intestinal round worm. Rough, pitted edges. Thick shelled and mamillated. Cat version is identical except smaller. The feline version ends in Cati, give the full name for the canine version.Pick the right option and type that only.A. Uncinaria stenocephalaB. Toxocara canisC. Toxascaris leonina

    Explanation
    Toxocara canis is the correct answer because it is the full name for the canine version of the intestinal roundworm. The description provided matches the characteristics of Toxocara canis, such as rough, pitted edges, thick shelled and mamillated. The other options, Uncinaria stenocephala and Toxascaris leonina, do not match the given description and are not the full name for the canine version of the roundworm.

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    Ascaroidea   Canine and Feline intestinal roundworm. Almost oval shaped. Smooth outer shell with a hyaline (ground glass) nucleus.Pick the right option and type that only.A. Toxocara canisB. Uncinaria stenocephalaC. Toxascaris leonina

    Explanation
    Toxascaris leonina is the correct answer because it matches the description given in the question. It is a roundworm that infects the intestines of both canines and felines. It has an almost oval shape, a smooth outer shell, and a hyaline (ground glass) nucleus.

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    Ascaroidea Porcine roundworm. Very rough "chainsaw" like shell. Can leave "milk spots" on the liver.Pick the right option and type that only.A. Toxocara canisB. Ascaris suumC. Trichuris suis

    Explanation
    The given description mentions a roundworm with a rough "chainsaw" like shell that can leave "milk spots" on the liver. The correct answer is Ascaris suum because it is a type of roundworm that infects pigs and matches the description provided.

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    Ascaroidea   Equine roundworm. Very similar to Toxascaris leonina except larger and darker. May cause gut impactions and ruptures leading to fatal peritonitis in horses.Pick the right option and type that only.A. Uncinaria stenocephalaB. Trichuris suisC. Parascaris equorum

    Explanation
    Parascaris equorum is the correct answer because it fits the description given in the question. It is an equine roundworm that is larger and darker than Toxascaris leonina. It can cause gut impactions and ruptures, which can lead to fatal peritonitis in horses.

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  • 5. 

    Ascaroidea   The one on the RIGHT is Toxocara canis. What is the Nemtaode on the LEFT which is found in Racoons? It is dangerous to humans who ingest embryonated eggs of this parasite.Pick the right option and type that only.A. Baylisascaris procyonisB.C. Toxocara canis

    Explanation
    Baylisascaris procyonis is the correct answer because it is the nematode found in raccoons that is dangerous to humans if they ingest the embryonated eggs of this parasite.

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    Strongyloidea   Equine roundworm. These are actually two different types of eggs, but both look identical to eachother. Oval in shape with large "bubbles" in the nucleus. Similar looking to hookworm in dogs/cats. This specific equine roundworm has adults that can be found in the cecum and large intestine. Damage to the mesenteric artery may be observed through necropsy. Pick the right option and type that only.A. Strongylus vulgarisB. Ascaris suumC. Parascaris equorum

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    Strongyloidea Canine hookworm. Oval with "bubbles" in the nucleus. This hookworm occurs more commonly in the tropic and warm temperate areas and may also be called the "Southern Hookworm". It looks very similar to the feline only version.Pick the right option and type that only.A. Uncinaria stenocephalaB. Ancylostoma caninumC. Trichuris suis

    Explanation
    Ancylostoma caninum is the correct answer because it matches the description given of a canine hookworm that occurs commonly in tropical and warm temperate areas. It is also known as the "Southern Hookworm" and has a similar appearance to the feline hookworm. The other options, Uncinaria stenocephala and Trichuris suis, do not fit the given description.

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    Strongyloidea Ruminant roundworm that belongs to the group trichostrongyles Pick the right option and type that only.A. Bunostomum spp.B.C.

    Explanation
    Strongyloidea is a superfamily of parasitic roundworms that infect various animals, including ruminants. Bunostomum spp. is a specific type of roundworm that belongs to the group trichostrongyles, which are commonly found in ruminant animals. Therefore, the correct option is A. Bunostomum spp.

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    Strongyloidea   Very similar to ancylostoma caninum and tubaeforme, however it does less damage than ancylostoma This cooler region. hookworm in canines (felines less common) is also called the "Northern Hookworm"Pick the right option and type that only.A. Ascaris suumB. Dioctophyma renaleC. Uncinaria stenocephala

    Explanation
    Uncinaria stenocephala is the correct answer because it is described as a hookworm that is very similar to ancylostoma caninum and tubaeforme but causes less damage. It is also referred to as the "Northern Hookworm" and is found in cooler regions, primarily infecting canines with felines being less commonly affected. Ascaris suum and Dioctophyma renale are not mentioned in the given information and are therefore incorrect options.

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  • 10. 

    Trichostrongylidae   Canine roundworm more commonly called "Whipworm". Looks like Stewie from family guy or a football *** HAS TWO POLAR PLUGSPick the right option and type that only.A. Trichuris vulpisB. Toxocara canisC. Trichinella spiralis

    Explanation
    Trichostrongylidae is a family of parasitic worms that includes various species, one of which is Trichuris vulpis, commonly known as whipworm. Whipworms are a type of roundworm that infects dogs, causing gastrointestinal issues. The other options, Toxocara canis and Trichinella spiralis, are different species of roundworms that infect dogs but do not belong to the Trichostrongylidae family. Therefore, the correct answer is Trichuris vulpis.

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    Trichostrongylidae   Porcine Whipworm. Similar to canine whipworm only it isn't as elongated. In heavy infections, pigs may have inflamed colon and/or cecum and sloughing of the colonic mucosa, which leads to death in young piggies.Pick the right option and type that only.A. Bunostomum spp.B.Toxascaris leoninaC. Trichuris suis

    Explanation
    Trichuris suis is the correct answer because it is the scientific name for the porcine whipworm. The description provided matches the characteristics of Trichuris suis, including the inflamed colon and sloughing of the colonic mucosa in heavy infections. Bunostomum spp. and Toxascaris leonina are not correct options as they are different parasites that do not match the given description.

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  • 12. 

    Trichostrongylidae   Roundworm of canine, feline, and ruminants. More commonly called the "Bladder Worm." Looks very similar to the whipworm except for a roughened outer shell and flattened polar plugs.Pick the right option and type that only.A. Parascaris equorumB. Trichuris suisC. Capillaria plica

    Explanation
    Capillaria plica is the correct answer because it is a roundworm that commonly infects canines, felines, and ruminants. It is also known as the "Bladder Worm" and can be distinguished from the whipworm by its roughened outer shell and flattened polar plugs.

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  • 13. 

    Filaroidea   Characterized by having a cephalic hook and a blunt anterior end.Pick the right option and type that only.A. Toxocara canisB. Dipetalonema reconditumC. Toxascaris leonina

    Explanation
    Dipetalonema reconditum is the correct answer because it is a species of filarial worm that is characterized by having a cephalic hook and a blunt anterior end. Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonina are other species of worms, but they do not have the specific characteristics mentioned in the question.

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    Filaroidea   Has a blunt head and a tapered tail that does NOT curl or hook in the presence of formalin.Pick the right option and type that only.A. Dirofilaria immitisB. Trichinella spiralisC. Ascaris suum

    Explanation
    Dirofilaria immitis is the correct answer because it is the only option that matches the given description. Dirofilaria immitis is a parasitic worm that causes heartworm disease in dogs and cats. It has a blunt head and a tapered tail that does not curl or hook in the presence of formalin. Trichinella spiralis and Ascaris suum do not have the same characteristics described in the question.

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    Dioctophymoidea   Canine roundworm more commonly called the "Giant kidney worm" of the dog. This is the largest of parasitic nemotodes. It has a characteristic barrel shape, is yellow-brown and bipolar.Pick the right option and type that only.A. Dioctophyma renaleB. Trichuris suisC. Trichinella spiralis

    Explanation
    Dioctophyma renale is the correct answer because it is the scientific name for the canine roundworm commonly known as the "Giant kidney worm." It is the largest parasitic nematode and has a distinct barrel shape, yellow-brown color, and bipolar structure. Trichuris suis and Trichinella spiralis are different types of parasites and do not match the description given.

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  • 16. 

    Equine and Bovine Lungworm. (one word name)Pick the right option and type that only.A. DictyocaulusB. Bunostomum spp.C. Ascaris suum

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Dictyocaulus. Equine and bovine lungworm is caused by the parasite Dictyocaulus, which infects the lungs of horses and cattle. This parasite can cause respiratory problems and can be transmitted through contaminated pasture or by ingesting larvae. Bunostomum spp. is a type of hookworm that affects ruminants, not the lungs. Ascaris suum is the roundworm that affects pigs, not horses or cattle.

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  • 17. 

    What is the Human Whipworm?Pick the right option and type that only.A. Trichuris trichiuraB. Bunostomum spp.C. Ascaris suum

    Explanation
    Trichuris trichiura is the correct answer for the question "What is the Human Whipworm?". It is a parasitic roundworm that infects the large intestine of humans. This worm is commonly found in areas with poor sanitation and is transmitted through the ingestion of contaminated food or water. The infection can cause symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, and anemia. Treatment usually involves the use of anthelmintic medications to eliminate the worms from the body.

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  • 18. 

    Give the name for the equine roundworm that is similar to Strongylus vulgaris. The adult worms of this parasite attach to the mucosa of the colon and suck blood.Pick the right option and type that only.A. Parascaris equorumB. Ascaris suumC. Strongylus equinus

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Strongylus equinus. Strongylus equinus is a type of equine roundworm that is similar to Strongylus vulgaris. The adult worms of this parasite attach to the mucosa of the colon and suck blood.

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  • 19. 

    What hookworm is found in cats only?Pick the right option and type that only.A. Ancylostoma tubaeformeB. Trichinella spiralisC. Toxascaris leonina

    Explanation
    Ancylostoma tubaeforme is the correct answer because it is a species of hookworm that is found specifically in cats. The other options, Trichinella spiralis and Toxascaris leonina, are not exclusive to cats and can be found in other animals as well.

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  • 20. 

    This roundworm causes trichnosis in humans who consume raw or undercooked pork.   Pick the right option and type that only.   A. Toxocara canis B. Ascaris suum C. Trichinella spiralis

    Explanation
    Trichinella spiralis is the correct answer because it is a roundworm that causes trichinosis in humans when they consume raw or undercooked pork. This parasite infects the muscles of the host, leading to symptoms such as muscle pain, fever, and swelling. Toxocara canis and Ascaris suum are also roundworms, but they do not cause trichinosis.

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