Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Cochlosoma anatis

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_657-2

Flagellated trophozoites of the Trichomonadida with a ventral attachment disc and six flagella. It measures 6–12 × 4–7 mm, is found in the cloaca, cecum, and colon of ducks and turkeys and was shown to be experimentally transmittable to chickens. This organism is apparently able to introduce enteritis.


Attachment Disc Ventral Attachment 
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Further Reading

  1. Cooper GL et al (1995) Enteritis in turkeys associated with an unusual flagellated protozoan (Cochlosoma anatis). Avian Dis 39:183–190CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Gharagozlon MJ, Desfoulian O (2009) Cochlosoma infections in a turkey in Iran. Korean J Parastiol 47:393–395CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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