Scolex of Taenia

Taenia is a genus of tapeworms (a type of helminth) that includes some important parasites of livestock. Members of the genus are responsible for taeniasis and cysticercosis in humans, which are a type of helminthiasis belonging to the group of neglected tropical diseases. They are morphologically characterized by a ribbon-like body composed of a series…

The Cattle-Biting Louse

Bovicola bovis (also called Damalinia bovis) is a cattle-biting louse found all over the world  with heaviest infestations  in winter and early spring and less in the summer season due to the shedding of the host coat and excessive ambient temperatures.These lice are unable to live apart from their host and are transmitted from one…