Taenia serialis Homepage
Common name: Tapeworm
The adult worms measure up to 500 cm.
Taenia sp. proglottid
The rabbit ingests an egg. The egg hatches in the small intestine and the larval tapeworm burrows through the intestinal wall and travels to the subcutanenous and intramuscular connective tissue via the blood. The coenurus develops in the connective tissue. When the dog eats the rabbit and ingests the coenurus, the protoscolices attach to the small intestinal wall and the worms begin to form proglottids. Gravid proglottids, containing the eggs, detach from the end of the worm and pass out in the feces.
Common Diagnostic Test
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