Coccidia (Eimeria spp.)

The parasitic one-celled organism that causes the disease coccidiosis is from the same class (Sporozoa) as the organisms that cause malaria. Parasites from this class form spores at some stage of their life cycle.

Additional animations describing life cycles of parasites that infect the goat.

Cryptosporidium
Eimeria spp. (coccidian)

Dictyocaulus vivparus (lungworm)
Muellerius capillaris (goat lung worm)

Fasciola hepatica (liver fluke)

Haemonchus contortus (barber pole worm)
Ostertagia circumcincta (brown stomach worm)
Trichostrongylus spp. (hair worm)
Nematodirus spp (thin-necked intestinal worm)
Oesophagostomum columbianum (nodular worm)
Strongyloides papillosus (common thread worm)

Parelaphostrongylus tenuis (brain or meningeal worm)
Trichuris ovis (whipworm)
Moniezia expansa (tapeworm)

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