Also known as: Bovine abdominal filariosis
Intermediate hosts: Mosquitoes
Definitive hosts: Cattle, buffalo and deer
They are long, thin, white worms, generally less than 12cm in length.
S. labiato-papillosa has an indirect life cycle. Larvae are produced by adult worms, and are present in the hosts blood. The mosquitoes become infected whilst feeding. The larvae develop in mosquitos and infect a new definitive host.
The prepatent period is 8-10 months.
Also known as: Kumri
Intermediate hosts: Mosquitos
Definitive hosts: Cattle and buffalos
S. digitatus is similar in appearance to S. labito-papillosa, except slightly smaller at around 5cm.
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