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Cover for trypanosomosis

Trypanosomes are microscopic unicellular protozoan flagellates in the genus Trypansoma. They are obligatory parasites of vertebrates, and infect...


The largest nematode (1.8-3 cm) found in the abomasum, Haemonchus contortus is easily recognised. Females are pied, the white ovaries being spirally...

Cover for Trichostrongylidae

Polyparasitism is a common feature in grazing cattle, sheep and goats, as well as tropical and wild ruminants; these host animals harbour worm...

Cover for Anoplocephalidae

Parasites in the Anoplocephalidae occur in the gastrointestinal tract, bile ducts and pancreatic ducts of domestic and wild ruminants. Their life...

Cover for Haemonchus

Datasheet Type(s): Helminth

Cover for Bubalus bubalis (Asian water buffalo)

B. bubalis is a large ruminant with prominent horns, splayed hooves and a brown or dark grey coat. There are two morphologies. Subspecies bubalis...

Cover for nematodes of ruminants

Further information on the various nematodes of ruminants can be found in the respective species and genus datasheets.

Cover for Camelus dromedarius (dromedary camel)

Data on the importance and the real place of camel production in agricultural economy is lacking, except for in the main camel countries of...

Cover for Sardinian sheep

The Sardinian sheep is an autochthonous [indigenous] breed of Sardinia. It developed over a long time for local environments and needs, and probably...


Parasitic nematodes constitute one of the earliest known groups of helminths in fishes. They infect freshwater, marine and brackishwater fish species...

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