Liver Fluke and Intestinal Fluke.

(Part 2, Trematodes and Cestodes of Veterinary Importance, VPA)

Topic: Liver flukes (Fasciola, Dicrocoelium and Opisthorchis). Intestinal flukes (Fasciolopsis).

Liver Fluke and Intestinal Fluke

Liver Fluke and Intestinal Fluke


Liver flukes - Fasciola (Genera of Fasciolidae Family), Dicrocoelium (Genera of Dicrocoeliidae Family) and Opisthorchis (Genera of Opisthorchiidae Family).

Intestinal flukes - Fasciolopsis (Genera of Fasciolidae Family).

All of these parasites are under Sub Class Digenea of Class Trematoda of Phylum Platyhelminthes. (Digenetic Trematodes)

Note: The following pdf is the VPA note of (Unit 2) Trematodes and Cestodes of Veterinary ImportancePart 2 of BVSc & AH. *VPA- Veterinary Parasitology.

Topics of the PDF file of 'Liver Fluke and Intestinal Fluke':

Family Fasciolidae : Genus Fasciola - Fasciola gigantica and Fasciola hepatica /  Genus Fasciolopsis - Fasciolopsis buski / Family Dicrocoeliidae : Genus Dicrocoelium - Dicrocoalium dendriticum / Family Opisthorchiidae : Genus Opisthorchis - Opisthorchis Tenuicoillis

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