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Lab 12 Appendix: Large Animal Parasite Review - Swine

Parasite Location in Host Diagnostic Stage** Lab Specimen +
*Giardia sm. intestine cysts in feces  
Isospora sm. intestine oocysts in feces  
*Cryptosporidium sm. intestine cysts in feces SSB 97
*Eimeria intestine oocysts in feces  
*Strongyloides sm. intestine eggs in feces B 49
Ascaris sm. intestine eggs in feces B 59, SSB 23
Macracanthorhynchus sm. intestine eggs in feces  
*Trichinella sm. intestine and muscle none SSB 38
Oesophagostomum lg. intestine eggs in feces SSB 27
*Trichuris lg. intestine eggs in feces  
Balantidium lg. intestine cysts in feces SSB 55, 56
*Fasciola bile ducts eggs in feces B 11, SSB 12, 13
Stephanurus kidney eggs in urine  
Metastrongylus lungs larvated eggs in feces  
*Haematopinus skin adults on skin SSB 83
*Sarcoptes skin adults in skin scrape SSB 88

 

* Also in other hosts.

** This stage used to diagnose the infection in a living animal,if none, biopsy or serology may be used.

+ B = Bottle; SSB = Student Slide Box slide #

Quiz Questions:

  1. A local farmer complains that one of his pigs has patches of inflamed oozing skin. You find the mite below in a skin scraping of the inflamed area.
    1. To what family does this mite belong?
    2. Can it cause problems for the people that handle the infected pig?

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Students: Molly Church V'09, Diana Knight V'08, Douglas Gilson V'05, Chris Dykhouse V'04, Kimberly Mah V'00

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