Paramphistomes - Rumen Fluke.

(Part 4, Trematodes and Cestodes of Veterinary Importance, VPA) 

Topic: Paramphistomes (Paramphistomum, Cotylophoron, Calicophoron, Gigantocotyle, Gastrothylax, Fischoederius, Carmyerius, Gastrodiscus, Gastrodiscoides and Pseudodiscus).

Paramphistomes - Rumen Fluke

Paramphistomes - Rumen Fluke


Paramphistomes Trematodes are commonly called 'amphistome flukes' or 'Rumen Flukes'. Family Paramphistomatidae are some Genera of Veterinary importance viz., Paramphistomum, Cotylophoron, Gigantocotyle, Gastrothylax, Fischoederius, Carmyerius, Gastrodiscus, Gastrodiscoides and Pseudodiscus.

All of these parasites of Family Paramphistomatidae 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 4 of BVSc & AH. *VPA- Veterinary Parasitology.

Topics of the PDF file of 'Paramphistomes (Rumen Fluke) - Digenetic Trematodes':

Family Paramphistomatidae : Genus Paramphistomum (Paramphistomum cervi), Cotylophoron (Cotylophoron cotylophorum), Gigantocotyle (Gigantocotyle explanatum) ,Gastrothylax (Gastrothylax crumenifer), Fischoederius (Fischoederius elongatus, F. cobboldi), Gastrodiscus (Gastrodiscus secundus), Gastrodiscoides (Gastrodiscoides hominis) and Pseudodiscus (Pseudodiscus collinsi).

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Previous VPA notes of (Unit 2) 'Trematodes and Cestodes of Veterinary Importance' are Trematode (Fluke)- IntroductionLiver Fluke and Intestinal Fluke, Blood Fluke causing Schistosomosis etc. Hope the note will benefited you. Share with your Vet Friends and Family. For any query knock us. Stay tuned. Thank You. Happy Learning!

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