Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Stephanurus dentatus

  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2988

This species occurs in cysts of the kidneys, bladder, and excretory channels of pigs. The infection (mainly in tropical and subtropical regions but not in Europe) occurs by actively skin-penetrating larvae 3 or by ingestion of paratenic hosts such as earthworms or cockroaches, etc. The symptoms of disease may be severe. Treatment can be done by application of ivermectin or doramectin (both by ingestion of 0.3 mg/kg bodyweight).


Further Readings

  1. Logan NB et al (1966) Activity of doramectin against nematode and arthropod parasites of swine. Vet Parasitol 66:87–94CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany