Flashcards in Nematodes Deck (89)
What is the most important group?
Where can nematodes be found?
In many different organs in the body
What do adults look like?
Elongated and cylindrical
What type of worm is a ancylostoma caninum?
How long do adult ancylostoma caninum get?
What do ancylostoma caninum eggs look like?
Oval with thin shells and multiple cell clusters
What are four things ancylostoma caninum cause?
Anemia, diarrhea, malabsorption, cutaneous larva migrans
How can you diagnose ancylostoma caninum?
Eggs in fecal flotation
How do you treat ancylostoma caninum?
Treat infected dogs and remove fences
What is cutaneous larva migrans?
Skin inflammation caused by a migrating roundworm larva
What are three parasites that can cause cutaneous larva migrans?
Ancylostoma, unvinaria, strongyloids
What will humans show with cutaneous larva migrans?
Itchy, raised skin lesion that follows a serpentine pattern
What will animals exhibit with cutaneous larva migrans?
Anemia, diarrhea, malabsorption in puppies
What is the incubation period with parasites with cutaneous larva migrans?
Do cutaneous larva migrants have a mortality rate?
How is cutaneous larva migrants transmitted?
Skin contact w/infective larva in soil contaminated with dog and cat feces
How do you doagnose cutaneous larva migrans?
Syndrome, history of exposure
How are cutaneous larva migrans treated?
Antiparasitics, antiprotons, antibiotics
How do you control and prevent cutaneous larva migrans? 3
Regular deworming of dogs and cats, prohibition of dogs and cats on playgrounds and beaches, wear protective clothing when in contact with potentially contaminated soil
What is a common hookworm in dogs?
What is a common hookworm in both dogs and cats?
What type of worm is toxicara canis?
How big do toxicara canis get?
What do toxicara canis eggs look like?
Round with a thick pitted shell
Toxicara infects a high percentage of what animal?
What animal will die of toxicara canis?
2-3 week old puppies
Why do puppies for of toxicara canis?
What are three symptoms of toxicara canis?
Vomiting, diarrhea, visceral larva migrans
How do you diagnose toxicara canis? 2
Eggs in fevers, worms in vomit