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Veterinary Medicine

Diagnostic Parasitology 202
Nematodes That Infect Domestic Animals


  • Briefly discuss the importance of nematodes in veterinary practice
  • Describe the important external morphologic features for identifying nematodes
  • Name the important parts of the male nematode’s reproductive system
  • Name the important parts of the female nematode’s reproductive system
  • Determine which reproductive system (male or female) is more important in veterinary parasitology (diagnostically speaking)
  • Describe the four types of nematode eggs
  • Determine the difference among these reproductive terms: oviparous, ovoviviparous, and larviparous
  • Describe the “typical life cycle” of a representative nematode
  • Explain the difference between a direct life cycle and an indirect life cycle
  • Remember scientific names and corresponding common names for major parasites affecting domestic and laboratory animals
  • Recognize pathology produced by nematodes of domesticated and laboratory animals
  • Recognize ova and distinctive larval stages of major parasites affecting domestic and laboratory animals
  • Understand the life cycles of: Canine roundworm (Toxocara canis), Canine hookworm (Ancylostoma caninum), Canine whipworm (Trichuris vulpis), Canine heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis),  Feline heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis),  Ruminant lungworm (Dictyocaulus viviparus), Equine roundworm (Parascaris equorum), Equine large and small strongyles (Strongylus vulgaris)

Linda DuPont, DVM

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