Parasite Identification

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Parasite Identification - Quiz

Answer each question with the following:
Scientific name, common name (if applicableInclude a comma between answers.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Equine Parasite: scientific name, common name

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Parascaris equorum, roundworm. Parascaris equorum is the scientific name for a type of roundworm that commonly affects horses. This parasite can cause significant health issues in horses, including weight loss, poor growth, and respiratory problems. It is important for horse owners to regularly deworm their horses to prevent and control infestations of Parascaris equorum.

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    Porcine Parasite: scientific name, common name  

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ascaris suum, roundworm. Ascaris suum is the scientific name for a parasitic roundworm that infects pigs. It is commonly known as the roundworm due to its cylindrical shape. This parasite can cause significant health issues in pigs, including weight loss, diarrhea, and respiratory problems. Understanding the scientific and common names of parasites is essential for proper identification and treatment.

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  • 3. 

    Canine (middle) Parasite: scientific name, common name

    Explanation
    Ancylostoma caninum is the scientific name for the canine parasite commonly known as hookworm. Hookworms are small, parasitic worms that attach themselves to the intestinal lining of dogs. They feed on blood and can cause anemia and other health issues in infected dogs. Ancylostoma caninum is the specific species of hookworm that affects dogs, and it is important to treat and prevent infestations to ensure the well-being of dogs.

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  • 4. 

    Canine Parasite: scientific name

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Babesia canis. Babesia canis is a scientific name for a canine parasite. It is a protozoan parasite that infects the red blood cells of dogs, causing a disease known as babesiosis. This parasite is transmitted through tick bites and can cause symptoms such as fever, anemia, and jaundice in infected dogs.

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    Bovine Parasite: scientific name, common name

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bovicola bovis, biting louse. This is because Bovicola bovis is the scientific name for the biting louse, which is a common parasite found in cattle. The biting louse feeds on the blood of cattle and can cause irritation, itching, and discomfort for the host. Knowing the scientific name helps in accurately identifying and addressing the issue of bovine parasites in order to implement appropriate control measures.

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  • 6. 

    Canine/Feline Parasite: scientific name, common name

    Explanation
    Ctenocephalides is the scientific name for the flea, a common parasite found in canines and felines. Fleas are small, wingless insects that feed on the blood of their hosts. They are known for their jumping ability and can cause irritation, itching, and allergic reactions in pets. By providing the scientific name and common name of the parasite, the answer accurately identifies Ctenocephalides as the flea.

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  • 7. 

    Canine Parasite: scientific name, common name

    Explanation
    Demodex is the scientific name for a type of parasite known as the mange mite. Mange mites are commonly found in dogs and can cause a condition called demodectic mange. This parasite lives in the hair follicles and oil glands of the dog's skin, leading to hair loss, itching, and inflammation. It is important for dog owners to be aware of this parasite and seek proper treatment if their dog is affected.

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  • 8. 

    Canine Parasite: scientific name

    Explanation
    Dipetalonema reconditum is the scientific name for a canine parasite. This parasite is commonly found in dogs and is transmitted through the bite of fleas or ticks. It primarily affects the subcutaneous tissues and can cause skin lesions and itching in dogs. The parasite's scientific name helps to identify and classify it in the field of parasitology.

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  • 9. 

    Canine/Feline Parasite: scientific name, common name

    Explanation
    Dipylidium caninum is the scientific name for the flea tapeworm. This parasite commonly infects canines and felines. The term "flea tapeworm" refers to its mode of transmission, as it is primarily transmitted to animals through the ingestion of fleas that are infected with the tapeworm larvae. Once inside the animal's intestines, the tapeworm matures and can cause symptoms such as weight loss, diarrhea, and discomfort. Proper flea control and regular deworming are essential in preventing and treating infections caused by Dipylidium caninum.

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  • 10. 

    Canine Parasite: scientific name, common name

    Explanation
    Dirofilaria immitis is the scientific name for the canine parasite commonly known as heartworm. This parasite is transmitted through mosquito bites and infects the heart and blood vessels of dogs. The name "heartworm" is derived from the fact that the adult worms reside in the heart of infected dogs, causing serious health issues and potentially leading to death if left untreated.

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  • 11. 

    Avian Parasite: scientific name, common name

    Explanation
    Eimeria tenella is the scientific name for a specific avian parasite. It is commonly known as coccidia. Coccidia refers to a group of parasitic protozoa that infect the intestinal tract of birds, causing a disease called coccidiosis. Eimeria tenella is one of the species within this group that specifically affects chickens, causing severe damage to the intestinal lining and leading to symptoms such as bloody diarrhea and weight loss. Therefore, Eimeria tenella is the correct scientific name and coccidia is the common name for this avian parasite.

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  • 12. 

    Bovine Parasite: scientific name, common name

    Explanation
    Fasciola hepatica is the scientific name for the liver fluke, a type of bovine parasite. The liver fluke is a flatworm that infects the liver of various animals, including cattle. It causes a disease called fascioliasis, which can lead to liver damage and other health issues in infected animals. The common name for this parasite is liver fluke, which accurately describes its location and appearance within the host's liver.

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  • 13. 

    Canine/Feline Parasite: scientific name

    Explanation
    Giardia is a parasitic protozoan that can infect both canines and felines. It is commonly found in contaminated water sources and can cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, and weight loss in infected animals. The scientific name for Giardia is Giardia duodenalis, reflecting its location in the upper part of the small intestine where it attaches and replicates. Proper diagnosis and treatment are important to prevent the spread of Giardia to other animals and humans, as it is a zoonotic parasite.

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  • 14. 

    Bovine Parasite: scientific name, common name

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Haematopinus eurysternus, short-nosed cattle louse. This is the scientific name and common name for a specific type of parasite that infests cattle. The term "short-nosed" describes the physical characteristic of the louse, while "cattle" specifies the host animal it affects.

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  • 15. 

    Porcine parasite: scientific name, common name

    Explanation
    Haematopinus suis is the scientific name for the hog louse, a parasite commonly found in pigs. This parasite specifically infests pigs and feeds on their blood, causing irritation, itching, and potential health issues in the host. The scientific name helps to identify and classify the specific species of parasite, while the common name "hog louse" is used to refer to this particular parasite in everyday language.

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  • 16. 

    Canine/Feline Parasite: scientific name, common name

    Explanation
    Isospora is the scientific name for a genus of parasites that commonly infect dogs and cats. These parasites are commonly known as coccidia. Isospora parasites are single-celled organisms that can cause gastrointestinal infections in animals, leading to symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, and weight loss. The term "coccidia" refers to a group of parasites that belong to the phylum Apicomplexa and are characterized by their ability to form spores. Therefore, Isospora and coccidia are two names used to describe the same group of parasites that affect canines and felines.

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  • 17. 

    Canine Parasite: scientific name, common name

    Explanation
    The correct answer is linognathus piliferus, dog louse. The scientific name linognathus piliferus refers to a specific species of lice that infests dogs, commonly known as dog lice. Lice are parasitic insects that live on the skin and fur of animals, feeding on their blood. Dog lice can cause itching, irritation, and hair loss in dogs, and can be transmitted through close contact with infested animals. Identifying the scientific name and common name of this canine parasite helps in understanding its characteristics, behavior, and appropriate treatment options.

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  • 18. 

    Bovine/Ovine/Caprine Parasite: scientific name, common name

    Explanation
    Moniezia is the scientific name for a type of parasite commonly known as tapeworm. Tapeworms are parasites that infest the intestines of animals such as bovines, ovines, and caprines (cows, sheep, and goats). Therefore, Moniezia is the correct answer for the scientific name of this particular parasite, while tapeworm is the common name for it.

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  • 19. 

    Canine/Feline Parasite: scientific name, common name

    Explanation
    Otodectes cyanotis is the scientific name for the common parasite known as the ear mite. Ear mites are tiny parasites that infest the ears of dogs and cats, causing irritation and discomfort. They are highly contagious and can easily spread from one animal to another through close contact. The scientific name, Otodectes cyanotis, specifically refers to this particular species of ear mite.

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  • 20. 

    Equine Parasite: scientific name

    Explanation
    Oxyuris equi is the scientific name for the equine parasite. This scientific name is specific to this particular parasite species and helps in accurately identifying and classifying it. It is important to use scientific names to avoid confusion and ensure clear communication among researchers, veterinarians, and other professionals working with equine parasites.

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  • 21. 

    Canine/Rare in Feline Parasite: scientific name, common name

    Explanation
    Sarcoptes scabiei is a scientific name for a type of parasite known as the mange mite. Mange mites are a common parasite that affects both canines and felines, but they are considered rare in felines compared to canines. These mites burrow into the skin of the host animal, causing intense itching, hair loss, and skin irritation. Treatment for mange mites typically involves medication to kill the mites and alleviate the symptoms.

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  • 22. 

    Equine Parasite: scientific name, common name

    Explanation
    Strongylus vulgaris is the scientific name for a type of equine parasite commonly known as strongyle. Strongyles are a group of parasitic worms that infect the intestines of horses. Strongylus vulgaris is one of the most common and pathogenic species of strongyles that can cause serious health issues in horses, including colic and weight loss. Therefore, the correct answer for the scientific name and common name of this equine parasite is Strongylus vulgaris, strongyle.

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  • 23. 

    Canine/Feline Parasite: scientific name, common name

    Explanation
    Taenia pisiformis is the scientific name for a tapeworm, which is a type of canine/feline parasite. Tapeworms are flat, segmented worms that can infect the intestines of dogs and cats. They are called tapeworms because their body is made up of multiple segments or "proglottids" that resemble tape. Taenia pisiformis is a specific species of tapeworm that commonly infects dogs and occasionally cats. It is important to treat and prevent tapeworm infections in pets to ensure their health and prevent the spread of the parasite to humans.

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  • 24. 

    Canine/Feline Parasite: scientific name, common name

    Explanation
    Toxascaris leonina is the scientific name for the roundworm parasite that affects canines and felines. This parasite is commonly known as roundworm. Roundworms are a type of intestinal parasite that can cause various health issues in both dogs and cats, including gastrointestinal problems and nutrient deficiencies. It is important to regularly deworm pets to prevent the spread of these parasites and maintain their overall health.

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  • 25. 

    Canine Parasite: scientific name, common name

    Explanation
    Toxocara canis is the scientific name for a canine parasite commonly known as a roundworm. This parasite infects dogs and can cause a variety of health issues, including gastrointestinal problems and respiratory symptoms. It is important for dog owners to be aware of this parasite and take preventative measures, such as regular deworming, to protect their pets from infection.

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  • 26. 

    Feline Parasite: scientific name, common name

    Explanation
    Toxocara cati is a scientific name for a feline parasite commonly known as roundworm. Roundworm is a type of parasitic worm that infects cats. It is a common intestinal parasite found in cats worldwide. The scientific name Toxocara cati specifically refers to the species of roundworm that infects cats.

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  • 27. 

    Canine Parasite: scientific name, common name

    Explanation
    Trichodectus canis is the scientific name for the biting louse. Biting lice are a common type of parasite that infests dogs. They are called biting lice because they feed on the blood of their host by biting and chewing on the skin. Trichodectus canis specifically infests dogs and can cause itching, hair loss, and skin irritation. By knowing the scientific name and common name of this canine parasite, veterinarians and pet owners can identify and treat infestations more effectively.

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  • 28. 

    Canine Parasite: scientific name, common name

    Explanation
    Trichuris vulpis is the scientific name for the whipworm, which is a common canine parasite. The whipworm is named for its whip-like shape and is known to infect the large intestine of dogs. It is a small, thread-like worm that can cause gastrointestinal issues such as diarrhea, weight loss, and anemia in dogs. Therefore, Trichuris vulpis is the correct scientific name for this particular canine parasite, commonly known as the whipworm.

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  • 29. 

    Canine Parasite: scientific name, common name

    Explanation
    Uncinaria stenocephala, commonly known as hookworm, is a canine parasite. This parasite belongs to the genus Uncinaria and is characterized by its hook-like mouthparts that it uses to attach itself to the intestinal wall of its host. Hookworms can cause various health issues in dogs, including anemia, weight loss, and gastrointestinal problems. Therefore, it is important for dog owners to be aware of this parasite and take preventive measures to protect their pets from infection.

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