Various Parasites On different Host Species

There are different types of parasites on and in every individual. Some of them are outside of the body (ears, skin), called Ectoparasites. Others can be spotted via faecal samples, blood smears orair sac investigations (endoscopy with sampling), called Endoparasites.

Ectoparasites – microscopic findings:

a) Mites/Mange:

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Psoroptescuniculi (rabbit’s ear)

Psoroptescuniculi egg (rabbit’s ear)

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Otodectes (ferret’s ear)

Otodectes egg (ferret’s ear)

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Cnemidocoptes mite (budgie’s beak)

Cnemidocoptes mite eggs (budgie’s beak)

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Harvest mite (dog’s skin)

Demodex (dog’s skin)

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Cnemidocoptes mite (parrot’s feather)

Sarcoptes mite (guinea pig’s skin)

b) Lice:

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Louse (kestrel’s skin)

Lice eggs (kestrel’s skin)

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Louse (guinea pig’s skin)

Louse (rabbit’s skin)

c) Other ectoparasites (clearly visible – skin, ears)

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Flea (cat’s skin)

Tick (dog’s skin)

Endoparasites – microscopic findings:

a) Gastrointestinal tract:

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Strongyl egg (arabianoryx’sfaeces)

Ascarid egg (tiger’s faeces)

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Coccidian oocysts (falcon’s faeces)

Cestod egg (flamingo’s faeces)

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Fluke egg (nightjar’s faeces)

Spirurida eggs (dolphin’s gastric content)

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Pinworm egg (python’s faeces)

Tape worm segment with eggs (falcon’s faeces)

b) Respiratory tract:

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Serratospiculum eggs (falcon’s air sac)

Serratospiculum larvae (falcon’sairsac)

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Trichuris larvae (cat’s lung lavage)

c) Blood smears:

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Filariform larvae (lizard’s blood)

Haemobartonella (cat’s blood)

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Plasmodium/”Malaria” (macaw’s blood)

Haemogregarine (python’s blood)

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Microfilaria (african grey’s blood)

Haemoproteus (falcon’s blood)

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Microfilaria (african grey’s blood)

Haemoproteus (falcon’s blood)

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Babesia (dog’s blood)

Leishmania (cat’s mouth abscess)

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