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Small Animal Parasites
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What kind of worm is ancylostoma sp.?
What are 3 types of ancylostoma sp.?
1. Tubaeforme - felines
2. Braziliense - k-9 and felines
3. Caninum - Canine
Hookworms are considered zoonotic, what can they cause?
Cutaneous larval migrans
How many morulations will an ancylostoma sp. ova have?
What kind of worm is Trichuris vulpis?
What domesticated species will Trichuris vulpis parasitize?
Every domesticated animal except the Horse.
What are clinical signs for Trichuris vulpis?
Anemia, D+ w/ blood mucus, difficulty deficating
When doing a fecal float for dx Trichuris vulpis, how long should you let it sit?
Trichuris vulpis eggs may not float well
Trichuris vulpis ova have what at each end?
What kind of worm is Toxocaris sp.?
Toxocaris sp. is zoonotic. What can they cause?
visceral larva migrans
vision loss in children
What is Baylisascaris procyonis?
can cause Neurologic Larva Migrans
What are four tapeworms (cestodes)?
What is the intermediate host for Dipylidium caninum?
What is the intermediate host for Taenia pisiformis?
What is the intermediate host for Spirometra mansonoides?
Fish and Frogs
AKA the Zipper Tapeworm found in Florida/Gulf
What is the intermediate host for Hymenolepis nana?
Only Tapeworm (cestode) that doesnt require one. Infects lab animals but can be zoonotic. AKA Dwarf Tapeworm
What zoonotic dz does toxocaris sp. cause?
visceral larval migrants
What is Baylisascaris procyonis?
the raccoon roundworm
What causes vision loss in children?
What is Hymenolepis nana?
What is the only definitive host for toxoplasma?
How long does a cat shed toxoplasma?
only 2 weeks of its entire life
What kind of parasite is toxoplasma?
What is paragonimus kellicotti?
What are the intermediate hosts for Paragnoimus kellicotti?
snail & crustacean
Where can lung fluke eggs be found?
sputum & feces
What is a trophozoite?
the feeding stage of giardia
What is an oocyst?
the resistant cyst stage of giardia
What is the best solution for giardia?
What is cystoisospora canis/felis?
Who is the sporulated oocyst of coccidia infectious to?
dogs & cats
What is the most commonly diagnosed parasite in puppies & kittens?
What is Aelurostrongylus abstrusus?
Whats special about lungworms larva?
has a distinct S-shaped bend with a dorsal spine
Is lungworm smaller or bigger than whipworm?
What is Eucoleus aerophilus?
Eucoleus aerophilus eggs resemble what?
What is Alaria sp?
How many intermediate hosts does Alaria require?
What are the intermediate hosts for Alaria?
2. snake, mouse, frog
How do intestinal flukes cause problems?
by migrating to the lungs
What is the most common species of Cryptosporidium?
What is the major CS of cryptosporidium
What stain do you use for Cryptosporidium
What kind of parasite iis cryptosporidium?
Where can horses get warbles?
Who are most oftenly affected with warbles?
What may result if warbles are crushed during removal?
Whst is the most pruritic skin mite?
sarcoptes scabei (scabies)
What is the most common cause of otitis externa?
flea allergy dermatitis
Zoonotic dz of fleas
Dx of demodex
What does demodex resemble?
cigar or 8 legged alligator
Who are most commonly seen with CS of infestation of demodex?
sucking louse of dogs
biting lice; large, round head
sucking lice; narrow head
louse egg, white, cemented to hair shaft
What parasite is host and site specific?
Lice do not parasatize whom?
birds & cats
Prepatent period for heartworm
Intermediate host for HW
Where are adult HW found?
R ventricle & pulmonary artery
Babesia canis AKA
What does Babesia cause in blood cells?
pear shaped organisms
How is babesia spread?
canine bladder worm
Capillaria felis- cati
feline bladder worm
What is the intermediate host of bladder worm?
Who is psuedemonas a serious pathogen in?
birds, reptiles, amphibians