Peritoneal Cavity - Parasitic Pathology
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- Taenia hydatigena (Cysticercus tenuicollis) in ruminants - liver, mesentery, peritoneum - large fluid filled.
- Taenia pisiformis (Cysricercus pisiformis) in lagomorphs
- Taenia ovis (Cysticercus ovis) - sheep, diaphragm - small, firmer.
- Mesocestoides in carnivores causing pyogranulomatous peritonitis or parasitic ascites
- Echinococcus granulosus - any mammal including man
- Stephanuris dentatus in pigs causes local haemorrhage, peritonitis and perihepatitis through its migration through liver and peritoneal cavity
- Strongylus edentatus and Strongylus equinus migrate through liver and peritoneal cavity, sometimes cause eosinophilic granulomas in mesenteries and omentum of horses