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Veterinary parasitology

Veterinary Parasitology is the study of animal parasites. However, quite a few animal parasites can also be transmitted from animals to humans. These parasites are called zoonotic and diseases transmited from animals to humans are called zoonosis.

The significance of certain parasites differs greatly between various regions.


Some important animal parasites:

  • Aedes dorsalis
  • Aedes maculatus
  • Aedes vexans
  • Anopheles claviger
  • Anopheles maculipennis
  • Archaeopsylla erinacei
  • Argas reflexus
  • Babesia canis
  • Babesia divergens
  • Balantidium coli
  • Boophthora
  • Bovicola bovis
  • Braula coeca
  • Calliphora erythrocephala
  • Chorioptes equi
  • Chorioptes ovis
  • Chrysops caecutiens
  • Chrysops relictus
  • Cimex colombarius.
  • Cimex lectularius
  • Cryptosporidium parvum
  • Ctenocephalides canis
  • Ctenocephalides felis
  • Culex pipiens
  • Culex territans
  • Culicoides imicola
  • Culicoides nubeculosus
  • Culicoides variipennis
  • Cystoisospora
  • Dermacentor marginatus
  • Dermacentor reticulatis
  • Domodex bovis
  • Domodex canis
  • Domodex suis
  • Eimeria acervulina
  • Eimeria stiedai
  • Eimeria tenella
  • Fannia canicularis
  • Felicola subrostratus
  • Gasterophilus intestinalis
  • Gasterophilus nasalis
  • Giardia duodenalis
  • Giardia lamblia
  • Haematobia irritans
  • Haematobia stimulans
  • Haematopinus aperis
  • Haematopinus eurysternus
  • Haematopinus suis
  • Haematopota pluvialis
  • Hippobosca equina
  • Histomonas meleagridis
  • Hybomitra ciurea
  • Hydrotaea irritans
  • Hypoderma bovis
  • Hypoderma lineatum
  • Isospora suis
  • Knemidocoptes mutans
  • Knemidocoptes pilae
  • Leishmania donovani
  • Leishmania infantum
  • Linognathus vituli
  • Lipoptena cervi
  • Lucilia sericata
  • Melophagus ovinus
  • Menopon gallinae
  • Musca autumnalis
  • Musca domestica
  • Nosema apis
  • Notoedres cati
  • Odagmia
  • Oestrus ovis
  • Otodectes cynotis
  • Phlebotomus
  • Pulex irritans
  • Sarcophaga carnaria
  • Sarcoptes bovis
  • Sarcoptes canis
  • Sarcoptes equi
  • Sarcoptes ovis
  • Sarcoptes rupicaprae
  • Sarcoptes scabiei
  • Sarcoptes suis
  • Sarcosystis cruzi
  • Sarcosystis gigantea
  • Simulium argyreatum
  • Simulium reptans
  • Simulium ornatum
  • Simulium equinum
  • Simulium erythrocephalum
  • Simulium variegatum
  • Stomoxya calcitrans
  • Tabanus atratus
  • Tabanus bromius
  • Tabanus paradoxus
  • Tabanus spodopterus
  • Tabanus sudeticus
  • Toxoplasma gondii
  • Triatoma
  • Trichinella britovi
  • Trichinella nelsoni
  • Trichinella speudospiralis
  • Trichinella spiralis
  • Trichinella britovi
  • Trichomonas gallinae
  • Tritrichomonas foetus
  • Trypanosoma equiperdum
  • Tunga penetrans
  • Wilhelmia