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Tuesday 23.02.2016


3rd year of studies – Academic year 2017/2018 – Summer semester

Head of the Division of Parasitology & Invasiology

– Marcin Wiśniewski (PhD, Msc), e-mail:

Tutors: Maciej Klockiewicz (DVM, PhD) e-mail:

Wojciech Zygner (DVM, PhD), e-mail:

CLASSES – Tuesdays: 14-16, 18-20, B.23, 2nd floor, room 2131.


27.02.2018. The nematodes – families: Strongylidae & Oesophagostomidae

  • morphology of bucal cavities and posterior parts of males bodies of large Strongyles: Strongylus vulgaris, S. equinus, S. edentatus;

  • large (genus: Strongylus) & small strongyles (subfamily: Cyathostominae) larvae routs of invasion and migration within the host

  • the morphology and life cycles of ruminants’ Oesophagostomidae (Oesophagostomum radiatum, O. venulosum, O. columbianum, Chabertia ovina); and pigs’ – O. dentatum;

  • practical diagnosis of Strongylidae infection by fecal examination

  • specific diagnostics based on infective larvae cultures.

6.03.2018. The nematodes migrating through the host skin: hookworms and threadworms

  • Ancylostomatidae: Ancylostoma canium, A. tubaeforme, Uncinaria stenocephala – morphology, life cycles, observation of laboratory cultures of infective larvae and adult worms, diagnostic methods; tropical species; guidelines for control; considerations of U. stenocephala susceptibility to deworming compounds;

  • hookworms of cows: Bunostomum trigonocephalum and Bunosotmum phlebotomum; – morphology, life cycles, preventive measurements and treatment

  • farm animals’ threadworms: Strongyloides ransomi, S. papillosus, S. westeri) – morphology, life cycles, rout of infection, alternating generation phenomenon (free-living and parasitic stages)

13.03.2018. Nematodes from family Trichostrongylidae in ruminants.

  • Haemonchus contortus, Ostertagia ostertagi, Teladorsagia circumcincta, Trichostrongylus axei, T. colubriformis, T. vitrinus, Cooperia curticei, C. oncophora, Nematodirus filicollis, N. spathiger, N. helvetianus – morphology, life cycles, target sites , development out of the host, ways of infection

  • the diagnostics of Trichostrongylidae infections, characteristics of infective larvae – differences between species

20.03.2018. The roundworms and pinworms – Ascaris suum, Parascaris equorum, Neoascaris vitulorum, Toxocara sp., Toxascaris leonina, Ascaridia galli – morphology and life cycles.

– diagnostics methods, guidelines for deworming and preventive measurements

  • Enterobius vermicularis – biology and morphology, treatment and role of hygiene

  • Oxyuris egui – morphology, life cycle, treatment and prophylaxis of the infection

  • Heterakis galinarum – morphology, life cycle, role of the worm in epidemiology of histomonadosis (blackhead disease in birds: turkeys, guinea-fowls, etc…)

27.03.2017. 1.The nematodes parasitizing in respiratory tracts of birds and mammals. The infections caused by worms from family Trichuridae.

  • Syngamus trachea, Dictyocaulus viviparus, D. filaria, Metastrongylus sp. – morphology, life cycles, routs of infection, larvae migrations within the hosts’ organisms, diagnostic and control methods

  • Whipworm infections: Trichuris suis, T. ovis, T. vulpis – morphology, life cycles, diagnostics, and problems in treatment.

2. The nematodes parasitizing in muscles, connective tissues and body cavities. –Trichinella spiralis – morphology, lice cycle, predilection sites of larvae, detection methods.

Dirofilaria repens & D. immitis infections in pets – control and preventive measures

– Onchocerca sp., Thelazia sp., Setaria sp. – control and preventive measures

10.04.2018. Considerations of the nematode infections treatment and preventive measurements in pets and farm animals./ COLLOQUIUM III – nematodes

17.04.2018 COLLOQUIUM III – nematodes cont…

24.04.2018. The consequences of tick infections in pet and farm animals – by dr. Wojciech Zygner.

– life cycles of ticks – the epidemiology of Ixodes ricinus, Dermacentor reticulatus, Rhipicephalus sanguineus, ect.

– considerations of tick and tick-borne infections

– control preventive measures of tick infestations in pet and farm animals

8.05.2018. The introduction to parasitic insects. The most important infections of ectoparasites (insects) in pets: lice and fleas.

Mallophaga: Menopon sp., Lipeurus sp., Columbicola sp., Bovicola sp., Trichodectes sp., Werneckiella sp. – morphology, life cycles, diagnostics and treatment

  • Anoplura: Pediculus humanus, Phthirius pubis, Haematopinus sp., Linognathus sp. – morphology, life cycles, diagnostics and treatment

  • fleas: Pulex irritans, Ctenocephalides sp., Ceratophyllus gallinae – morphology, life cycles, diagnostics and treatment; role of fleas as intermediate of Dipylidium caninum, Hymenolepis diminuta & H. nana; discussion on preventive measures and flea control methods in pets.

15.05.2018. The most important infections of insects – ectoparasites in farm animals.

Horse bot-flies: Rhinoestrus purpureus, Gasterophilus intestinalis, G. veterinus, G. nasalis, G. haemorrhoidalis, G. pecorum, G. inermis – morphology, life cycles, diagnostics, treatment and control measurements

  • Warble flies: Hypoderma bovis, H. lineatum – morphology, life cycles, diagnostics and treatment

  • Oestrus ovis – morphology, life cycle, control – differential diagnosis with Taenia multiceps (Multiceps multiceps) infections (coenurosis in sheep)

  • Blackfiles (Simulium sp.), horse flies (Tabanus sp.) & mosquitos (Culex sp., Anopheles sp.) – morphology, life cycles, control

  • Sheep ked – morphology, life cycles, control of Melophagus ovinus infestations

  • bedbug Cimex lectularius – detection and control

  • other Hippoboscidae (louse flies)

  • myiases – invasions caused by dipterous fly larvae

22.05.2017. The acaroses of pets and farm animals.

  • General characteristics of Acarinae (mites)

  • Sarcoptic mange: Sarcoptes sp., Notoedres cati – morphology, life cycle, treatment and control measurements of infections

  • Chorioptic mange: Chorioptes sp. – morphology, life cycle, treatment and control measurements of infections

  • Psoroptic mange: Psoroptes sp. – morphology, life cycle, treatment and control measurements of infections

  • Ear mange in cats & dogs: Otodectes cynotis – morphology, life cycle, treatment and control measurements of infections

  • Poultry mange: Cnemidocoptes mutans, Cytodites nudus – morphology, life cycle, treatment and control measurements of infections

29.05.2018. Bovine & dog demodecoses, honey bee tracheal mite (Acarapis woodi), red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae infections in birds and mammals), pigeon argas (Argas reflexus).

Demodecoses: Demodex bovis, D. canis – morphology, life cycle, treatment and control measurements of infections

– Acarapis woodi, Argas reflexus i Cheyletiella spp. – discussion of main aspects of those diseases.

5.06.2018. The infection of Acanthocephalan worms. Pentastomida – Linquatula serialis and others…

Dioctophyma renale – morphology, life cycles, intermediate and paratenic hosts, diagnostics, problems in treatment

  • Acanthocepahalans: Macracanthorhynchus hirudinaceus – morphology, life cycle, diagnostics and treatment.

Pentastomida – morphology & life cycles. The critical points of control methods of ectoparasite infections in companion animals (pets, horses), livestock and poultry. The role of zoonotic infections.

laboratory practice – ectoparasites.

 12.06.2018. COLLOQUIUM IV – infections caused by Arthropods

 19.06.2018. The repetition of the course. the parasitic infections in particular hosts – referred infection of Equids, pet animals, ruminants, Pigs, Poultry, ect..) and Parasitic Zoonoses.

The references:

Anderson R.C. Nematode Parasites of Verterbrates. Their development and transmission, 2nd ed. CABI. 2000.

Dalton J.P.(ed). Fasciolosis. CABI.1998.

Bowman D.D. Parasitology for Veterinarians. WB Sanders 2000.

FAO Animal health Manual: Epidemiology, diagnosis and control of helminth parasites of swine, Rome 1998.

FAO Animal Health Manual: Epidemiology, diagnosis and control of poultry parasites, Rome 1998.

Georgi J.R., Georgi M.E. Canine clinical parasitology, Lea & Febiger 1992.

Bowman D.D., Hendrix Ch.M., Lindsay D.S., Barr S.C. Feline clinical parasitology. Iowa State University Press, 2002.

Kassai T. Veterinary Helminthology. Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999

Urquhart G.M. et al. Veterinary Parasitology, Longman Group UK 1987.

Taylor M.A., Coop R.L., Wall R.L. Veterinary Parasitology, Blackwell Publishing, 2007. (strongly suggested)

Warren K.S. Immunology and molecular biology of parasitic infections. Blackwell Scientific Publ. 1993


3rd year of studies – Academic year 2017/18 – summer semester

Head of the Division of Parasitology & Invasiology: Marcin Wiśniewski (PhD, MSc)

Tutors: Ewa Długosz (PhD, Msc), e-mail:

Maciej Klockiewicz (DVM, PhD) e-mail:

Wojciech Zygner (DVM, PhD), e-mail:

LECTURES – Tuesdays: 16-17, B.23, 2nd floor, room 2131.

27.02.2018. L. XXXI. Introduction to Parasitic Arthropods infections in animals. Epidemiology of lice and fleas Infections in humans and animals.

6.03.2018. L. XXXII. The consequences of parasitic insects infections.

13.03.2018. L. XXXIII. Epidemiology of Bot flies infections in equids and Warble-bot flies in ruminants.

20.03.2018. L. XXXIV. Epidemiology of burrowing and non-burrowing mite infections in domestic animals and humans.

28.03.2017. L. XXXV. Epidemiology of Demodex-mite infections in domestic animals and humans.

10.04.2017. L. – XXXVI. The occurrence, development and mechanisms of drug resistance in parasites (protozoans, helmints and arthropods).

17.04.2017. L. XXXVII. New trends in Parasitology – natural methods of control.

24.04.2018. L. XXXVIII. The tick infections in animals and humans. – by dr. hab. Wojciech Zygner

8.05.2018. Lecture XXXIX. The relationships between host and parasite. Parasite antigens. – by dr. Ewa Długosz

15.05.2018. L. XL. The main host’s resistance mechanisms to parasite infections. – by dr. Ewa Długosz

22.05.2018. L. XLI. The parasite evasive mechanisms from host immune response – part 1. – by dr. Ewa Długosz

29.05.2018. L. XLII. The parasite evasive mechanisms from host immune response – part 2. – by dr. Ewa Długosz

5.06.2018. L. XLIII. Parasites and allergies. by dr. Ewa Długosz

12.06.2018. L. XLIV. Antiparasitic vaccines – new approach of dr. Ewa Długosz

19.06.2018. L. XLV. Application of new molecular methods in Parasitology.

by dr. Ewa Długosz

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