Bovis ISSN 2398-2993

Tapeworm: overview

Synonym(s): M. expansa, M. benedeni, Taenia hydatigena, T saginata, Cysticercus bovis.

Contributor(s): Ash Phipps , Andrew Forbes

Introduction

  • This is an overview of bovine tapeworms (Moniezia and Taenia spp).
    • Moniezia spp are of minor clinical importance in cattle.
    • Taenia spp are of minor clinical importance in cattle, but are of significant economic importance due to their effects resulting in carcass condemnation. Also zoonotic.
  • Detailed information on Echinococcus granulosus can be found in a separate Bovis article Echinoccocus granulosus.
  • This article discusses the following:
    • Phylum: Platyhelminthes.
    • Class: Cestoda.
    • Order: Cyclophyllidea.
    • Family: Anoplocephalidae and Taeniidae.
    • Genus: Moniezia and Taenia.
    • Species: M. benedeni, M. expansa, T. hydatigenia and T. saginata.

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

Other sources of information

  • Junquera P (2018) Tapeworm of Dogs, Cats, Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Pigs and Poultry (Cestodes). [online]. Website: parasitipedia.net. Last accessed 5th Feburary 2018.
  • Junquera P (2018) Moniezia expana and moniesia benedeni, parasitic tapworm of Sheep, Goats, Cattle and other livestock. Biology, prevention and control. [online]. Website: parasitipedia.net. Last accessed 5th Feburary 2018.
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