The ParaSite
A Pacapacas Farm
Rick and Terry Simpson
HC 79 Box 52-E
Romney, WV 26757
(304) 822-3494
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Below are pictures of the eggs and oocysts produced by the various parasites that commonly inhabit the internal workings of domestic animals, to be used as a guide so that you can easily identify what you see when studying fecal slides under the microscope.

Click the thumnails for descriptions and more details. All Views are at 410x unless indicated otherwise.



Sheep, Goat

Eimeria arloingi
Eimeria ovina

COCCIDIA,
causes Coccidiosis

Eimeria intricata

COCCIDIA,
causes Coccidiosis

Thysanosoma
actinioides

TAPEWORM
Very hard to find
The eggs are inside
the broken segments

Marshallagia
marshalli

STOMACH WORM

Haemonchus contortus

STOMACH WORM
 

Cattle, Sheep, Goat

Fascioloides magna

LIVER FLUKE

Fasciola Hepatica

LIVER FLUKE

Dicrocoelium dendriticum

LIVER FLUKE

Dictyocaulus
filaria

LUNGWORM
Very difficult
to see in a fecal.

Moniezia Expansa

TAPE WORM

Nematodirus spathiger

Nematode of the
small intestine

Strongyloides Papillosus

Threadworm of the
small intestine
 

Cattle

Giardia bovis

BOTTOM VIEW

Giardia bovis

SIDE VIEW

Giardia bovis

TOP VIEW

Neoascaris vitulorum

410x

Buxtonella sulcata

410x

Eimeria zurnii

COCCIDIA

Eimeria auburnensis

COCCIDIA
 


Other ruminant parasite eggs not pictured yet:
Trichostongyle, Trichuris, Capillaria sp., skrjabinema, muellerius Capillaris, Protostrongylus,
Dictyocaulus Vivaparus, Cryptosporidium , Entamoeba bovis, Paragonimus kellicotti


Horse


There are no references here yet.



Cat and Dog

Isospora rivolta

Cat COCCIDIA

Isospora felis

Cat COCCIDIA

Isospora sp.

COCCIDIA

Isospora canis

Dog COCCIDIA

Isospora, Misc.

COCCIDIA comparisons

Taenia pisiformis

Dog Tapeworm

Echinococcus granulosis

Dog Tapeworm

Dipylidium caninum

Dog and cat
Tapeworm

Taenia Taeniaeformis

Dog and cat
Tapeworm

Spirometra

Dog and cat
Tapeworm

Ancylostoma caninum
Uncinaria stenocephala

Dog and cat
Hookworms

Ancylostoma caninum

Dog Hookworm

Toxocara cati
Ancylostoma caninum

Cat Roundworm
Dog hookworm

Toxocara cati

Cat Roundworm

Toxocara canis
Toxascaris leonina

Dog and Cat
Roundworms

Filaroides Sp.

Dog stomach worm
Worm is seen in feces

Physaloptera rara

Dog and cat
Stomach worm

Physaloptera praeputialis

Dog and cat
Stomach worm

Strongyloides stercoralis

Dog nematode of
the small intestine

Alaria

Dog and cat
intestinal fluke

Toxoplasma Gondii

Causes Toxoplasmosis

Trichuris Vulpis

Dog Whipworm

Capillaria aerophila

Dog and Cat
Lungworm

Aelurostrongylus Abstrusus

Cat Lungworm
Worm is seen in feces

Paragonimus kellicotti

Cat and dog
Lung fluke
     

Looking for good pictures of parasite eggs in alpacas, llamas, horses, birds, rodents, swine, and reptiles. If you know where they might be obtained, please email me to let me know.



Here is a .PDF file with good information about parasites: Purdy Parasite Page.



LINKS

Fecals by Fiasco FarmLearn how to do your own fecal exams.
Cornell UniversityGood article on feline parasites
Ohio State UniversityMeningeal Worm Infection in Llamas and Alpacas
Stephen R. Purdy, DVMMeningeal Worm Infection
Descriptions and Life Cycles of Some Parasites That Infect GoatsThese parasites also infect alpacas, so this site is WELL worth a good look!
Comprehensive list of feline parasitesUniv. of Pennsylvania. With pictures, treatments, etc. (EXCELLENT!)
Common drugs used in parasite treatmentAgain from the U. of P.
Livestock parasitesArticle by the University of Hawaii
Parasites in RuminantsArticle by Mcgill University
General parasite imagesUniv. of OK. GOOD pictures!
Sheep and Goat dot comMany parasitological resources




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