Parasites

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The term parasitism may be defined as a two-species association in which one species, the parasite, lives on or in a second species, the host, for a significant period of its life and obtains nourishment from it. However, there are members of the scientific community who designate all infectious agents of animals as parasites including viruses, protozoa, bacteria and fungi as well as the arthropods, helminths and protozoa.

In this forum, we maintain the edict that parasites are those which rely on ferrets as an essential aspect of their life cycle.


Skin

Demodex spp, Sarcoptes spp, Cheyletiella spp
Haemaphysalis spp

Ear

Otodectes cynotis

Nose

Skrjabingylus nasicola
Troglotrema spp

Liver

Eimeria spp

Blood

Anaplasma spp, Babesia spp, Borrelia spp
Dirofilaria immitis

Heart

Dirofilaria immitis

Lungs

Capillaria aerophilus (Eucoleus aerophilus), Crenosoma melesi, Filaroides martis

Kidney

Pearsonema spp, Dioctophyme spp

Muscle

Toxoplasma spp
Trichinella spp

Small intestine

Eimeria furonis, Giardia spp, Toxoplasma spp
Strongyloides spp, Aonchotheca spp, Molineus spp
Taenia tenuicollis
Centrorhynchus spp
Euryhelmis squamula, Pseudamphistomum spp, Euparyphium melis, Ascocotyle spp