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Details of topics which are covered in lectures and practical classes or revised by students

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Parasitic disease

Ecto/endo parasite infestation, including public health aspects Definition of a parasite. Classification of parasites in the dog and cat. Naming of parasites according to genus and species. Important definitions and concepts: ectoparasite, endoparasite, microscopic and macroscopic parasite infestation, parasiticide, ectoparasiticide, anthelmintic, final host, intermediate host, transport host, paratenic host, direct life cycle indirect life cycle, host specific, non-host specific pre-patent period, patent period, hypobiosis temporary parasite, permanent parasite.

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Large animal parasitology is taught in Large Animal Nursing, Yr 3

UCD Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

Medical Nursing, Inpatient Care & Hospital Management (Small Animal)

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Parasitic disease

Parasitic disease

Endoparasites - Nematodes Characteristics of nematodes. Identification, life cycle, clinical signs, laboratory diagnosis and public health aspects of the following: ascarids (Toxocara canis, Toxocara cati, Toxascaris leonina), hookworms (Uncinaria stenocephala), whipworms (Trichuris vulpis), lungworms (Aelurostrongylus abstrusus), worms of the right ventricle & pulmonary artery (Angiostrongylus vasorum). Pathogenesis and treatment of disease caused by nematodes. . Endoparasites - Cestodes Characteristics of cestodes. Identification, life cycle, clinical signs, laboratory diagnosis and public health aspects of the following: Dipylidium caninum, Echinococcus granulosus and the Taenia species (T. hydatigena, T. multiceps, T. ovis, T. serialis, T. pisiformis, T. taeniaeformis). Pathogenesis and treatment of disease caused by cestodes.

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Parasitic disease

Endoparasites - Protozoa Characteristics of protozoa.

Identification, life cycle, clinical signs, laboratory

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diagnosis and public health aspects of the following: Toxoplasma gondii,.

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Parasitic disease

Endoparasites - Protozoa Isospora species, Sarcocystis species, Neospora caninum, Giardia lamblia. Pathogenesis and treatment of disease caused by protozoa.

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