This site is intended to reinforce important
principles in the diagnosis, epidemiology, pathology, and treatment and control of selected parasites of significance in veterinary medicine. This is not intended to be a primary source of information about any of the parasites, but rather serve as a reference and reminder of the application of the life cycle to the practice of veterinary medicine.

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Please choose a parasite:

Ancylostoma caninum
Ctenocephalides canis and felis
Dictyocaulus viviparus
Dirofilaria immitis
Echinococcus granulosus
Eimeria bovis
Fasciola hepatica
Haemonchus contortus
Ixodes scapularis
Leishmania donovani
Neospora caninum
Strongyloides stercoralis
Toxascaris leonina
Toxocara canis
Toxoplasma gondii

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Directions for site use:
You may navigate between categories by clicking on the desired category tab. Click on the appropriate tab to highlight the important stages of the life cycle for that category.
For more information about a stage of the life cycle, click on a yellow highlighted item. This will pop open a smaller window (similar to this one) containing pertinent information about the parasite, pictures or diagrams, or other information. Please be sure to close the pop-up windows using the 'Close Window' tab (as shown at above right) or by clicking the appropriate button in your browser to close the window; otherwise, you will be lost in a sea of small browser windows. For any uncertain terms, please see glossary for a definition.



Copyright © 2008 - University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, All rights reserved.
Faculty: Dr. Thomas Nolan
Students: Takis Weekes V'11, Molly Church V'09, Diana Knight V'08, Douglas Gilson V'05, Chris Dykhouse V'04, Kimberly Mah V'00

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