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guinea pig as an experimental host of the meningeal worm, Pneumostrongylus tenuis (Dougherty, 1945) of white-tailed deer.

David Michael Spratt

guinea pig as an experimental host of the meningeal worm, Pneumostrongylus tenuis (Dougherty, 1945) of white-tailed deer.

by David Michael Spratt

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Published in [Toronto] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pneumostrongylus tenuis,
  • Nematoda,
  • Guinea-pigs

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsToronto, Ont. University. Theses (M.Sc.)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsLE3 T525 MSC 1967 S77
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[63 leaves]
    Number of Pages63
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15511299M

    Recent studies of the comparative biology of the guinea pig have revealed a number of remarkable similarities between Mycobacterium tuberculosis and humans. Guinea pigs have been employed in the testing of both biological reagents and drugs for use in human beings with tuberculosis. Guinea pigs respond quite well to many of the antibiotics currently used to treat tuberculosis patients. mite of the guinea pig causes intense pruritus and crusting excoriations over the body. Hematologic signs may be seen, and severe pruritus may result in seizures. Affected animals may lose boy condition and die. 41 Hair Pediculosis Diffuse pelagic peiculosis Gliricola porcelli and G. ovalis are.

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Guinea pig as an experimental host of the meningeal worm, Pneumostrongylus tenuis (Dougherty, 1945) of white-tailed deer by David Michael Spratt Download PDF EPUB FB2

The guineapig as an experimental host of the meningeal worm, Pneumostrongylus tenuis Dougherty. Infective larvae of Pneumostrongylus tenuis, given orally to guineapigs, penetrated the stomach wall and reached the body-cavity.

Some dispersed in the omentum extending along Cited by: 4. The guineapig as an experimental host of the meningeal worm, Pneumostrongylus tenuis Dougherty.

Spratt DM, Anderson RC. PMID: [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] MeSH Terms. Animals; Body Temperature; Body Weight; Eosinophilia; Female; Guinea Pigs* Liver/pathology; Lung/pathology; Male; Nematode Infections/pathology* Omentum/pathology; Paralysis; Rectum; Cited by: 4.

Parelaphostrongylus tenuis (also known as meningeal worm or brainworm) is a neurotropic nematode parasite common to white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, which causes damage to the central nervous system.

Moose (Alces alces), elk (Cervus canadensis), caribou (Rangifer tarandus), mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus), and others are also susceptible to the parasite, but are aberrant hosts and Family: Protostrongylidae. Morphologic features of the nematode were consistent with a metastrongyle, and the parasite was identified as Parelaphostrongylus tenuis by polymerase chain reaction testing.

The extensive use of guinea pig in a variety of experimental procedures ranging from inhalation studies to induced endocrine deficiencies has given rise to modifications of common biomethodology as well as the introduction of specialized techniques. This chapter presents these.

The guinea pig as an experimental host of the meningeal worm, Pneumostrongylus tenuis Dougherty. Journal of Helminthology – Journal of. The guinea pig as an experimental host of the meningeal worm, Pneumostrongylus tenuis Dougherty.

Journal of Helminthology Migration of larvae is documented over time, but few worms were found in the central nervous system. The MSc was awarded in for his studies on the guinea pig as an experimental host of the meningeal worm, Parelaphostrongylus tenuis, of white-tailed deer.

A WHO scholarship in the Department of Parasitology at the University of Queensland, prompted a move ‘down under’ in to commence a PhD under Prof. John Sprent. Helminths, arthropods and protozoa of domes-ticated animals, 7th ed. Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia, Pennsylva-nia The guinea pig as an ex-perimental host of the meningeal worm, Pneumostrongylus.

The guinea pig or domestic guinea pig (Cavia porcellus), also known as cavy or domestic cavy (/ ˈ k eɪ v i /), is a species of rodent belonging to the family Caviidae and the genus e their common name, guinea pigs are not native to Guinea, nor are they closely biologically related to pigs, and the origin of the name is still originated in the Andes of South America.

The guinea pig has probably been used more extensively as an experimental host for T. spiralis than for any other parasite. Trichina worm grows well in guinea pigs, and a considerable volume of research on host response to infection with T.

spiralis has been done in the guinea pig (Cypess et al., ; Ivey, ; Kim, ; Kim et al., ; Sharp and Olson, ). Guinea Pig Cytomegalovirus (GPCMV): A Model for the Study of the Prevention and Treatment of Maternal-Fetal Transmission Mark R. Schleiss 1 and Michael A. McVoy 2 1 Center for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Translational Research, University of Minnesota Medical School, 6 th Street SE, Minneapolis, MNPhone:Fax.

In experimental infections, neurologic signs were seen in guinea pigs without evidence of CNS penetration by larvae. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first report of naturally occurring neurologic disease associated with P. tenuis infection in guinea pigs. Clinical signs and histologic findings were similar to those reported in other aberrant hosts.

Guinea Pig Manual topics are available on the main menu. Guinea Pig as a Pet. hether you are a new owner, or experienced one, there is always room to learn more about these delicate creatures – also known as the cavy. This website is created for all of you guinea pig caretakers (popularly known as: guinea pig slaves) – new ones.

Guinea pig is stretching and yawning just after a sleep or when it is feeling happy and relaxed. One may notice this behavior while holding and cuddling the pet for some time.

Cleaning (grooming) itself This is a behavior one could not miss. Guinea pig stands on its hind legs and cleans itself with its. Guinea pig, (Cavia porcellus), a domesticated species of South American rodent belonging to the cavy family (Caviidae). It resembles other cavies in having a robust body with short limbs, large head and eyes, and short ears.

The feet have hairless soles and short sharp claws. There are four toes on the forefeet and three on the hind feet. Guinea pigs are generally hardy, healthy animals but are susceptible to certain diseases.

They cannot make their own vitamin C and require supplementation or they may develop scurvy. Guinea pigs get various tumors, particularly skin and mammary tumors. Guinea pigs also get abscesses (accumulations of pus and bacteria) in lymph nodes, skin, muscles, teeth, bones, and internal organs.

Unlike cats and dogs, most people consider it unnecessary to regularly worm their guinea pigs. However, guinea pigs can pick up worms from almost any food they eat, so it’s a good idea to wash vegetables to minimise this risk.

If your guinea pig has worms, they may lose weight, have diarrhoea, lose their appetite, or be suffering from some. An adult male guinea pig (Cavia porcellus) with a 1-month history of hind limb paresis, torticollis, and seizures was euthanized and submitted for necropsy.

Gross examination was unremarkable, but. Guinea pigs inhabit a variety of terrains ranging from mountains to grasslands. They are gregarious, living in burrows they make themselves or in abandoned burrows made by other animals.

Guinea pigs are nocturnal feeders; the diet consists of various forms of vegetation. Uses. The name "guinea pig" has become synonymous with "experimental. Guinea pig ringworm medication is systematic, not just topical.

Your vet will likely prescribe an antifungal agent that will need to be taken orally, such as itraconazole or terbinafine. Your vet will likely also direct you to wash your pig a couple of times a week with special anti-fungal shampoo.

Ringworm infection is a common infection in guinea pigs is. Contrary to its name, this infection is not due to a parasitic worm, but to a microsporum species of fungus, typically the Trichophyton mentagrophytes fungus, also clinically referred to as ringworm.

The ringworm infection is characterized by bald patches that commonly start at the head.A guinea pig that is not passing feces may be eating too little food. A guinea pig may have an intestinal blockage or another medical condition. If your guinea pig is ill, be sure to see a vet.

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