Parasitology

Parasites in farm animals are a major source of economic loss. The principle internal parasites of adult cattle and sheep are:

  • Worms
    • The min ones of significance in cattle and sheep are roundworms e.g. Ostertagia sp., Teladorsagia sp., Nematodirus sp.
  • Liver Fluke
  • Rumen fluke

In addition the following parasitic diseases may cause significant problems in younger animals:

  • Coccidiosis
  • Cryptosporidiosis

Internal parasites are diagnosed by carrying out tests on animal faeces, this can be through visualisation of parasites eggs, or use of other laboratory based tests

Liver Fluke

Rumen Fluke

Worms in Cattle

Worms in Sheep

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