The parasitic life-cycle of the swine kidney worm stephanurus dentatus diesing

Waddall A.H. (1969) The parasitic life-cycle of the swine kidney worm stephanurus dentatus diesing. Australian Journal of Zoology, 17 4: 607-618. doi:10.1071/ZO9690607


Author Waddall A.H.
Title The parasitic life-cycle of the swine kidney worm stephanurus dentatus diesing
Journal name Australian Journal of Zoology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1446-5698
Publication date 1969
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/ZO9690607
Volume 17
Issue 4
Start page 607
End page 618
Total pages 12
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
1105 Dentistry
Abstract Third-stage larvae of S. dentatus exsheath in and invade the tissues of a variety of animals. After oral infection of guinea pigs and pigs, third-stage larvae migrate principally from the small and large intestine via the portal blood, mesenteric lymphatics, and, to a lesser degree, the peritoneal cavity. Large numbers of larvae invade the liver, and it was shown that some larvae can escape from the liver and lungs. After infection via the skin, third-stage larvae migrate mainly to the lungs. There was evidence that some larvae undertake a tracheal migration from the lungs and subsequently penetrate the digestive tract. The third moult occurs in a variety of tissues, and by using transplantation techniques, it was shown that fourth-stage larvae are capable of extensive migration. The liver is the most suitable organ for the development of fourth-stage larvae and immature adult worms. The migratory behaviour of mature adult worms was studied by transplanting adult worms into the peritoneal cavity. One patent infection was established using this technique, but it appeared that most worms migrated randomly throughout the carcass.
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