Prosthogonimus

Prosthogonimus

a genus of flukes (digenetic trematodes) in the family Prosthogonimidae which parasitize birds but are found occasionally in mammals.

Prosthogonimus anatinus
found in domestic ducks.
Prosthogonimus cuneatus
found in swans.
Prosthogonimus macrorchis, Prosthogonimus ovatus
found in the bursa of Fabricius and oviduct of domestic poultry and wild birds.
Prosthogonimus oviformis
found in ducks.
Prosthogonimus pellucidus
occurs in the bursa of Fabricius, oviduct and posterior intestine of fowl, ducks and wild birds.
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Frequency counts of internal parasites' eggs before the administration of powered betel nut Classification of Parasites TREATMENTS I II III IV 1G 2G 3G CD Total Ascaridia galli 17 68 17 82 184 Amaeboaenia shenoids 0 1 0 0 1 Capillaria annulata 24 1 5 91 121 Davainea prolottina 0 17 15 0 32 Heterakis Galliae 72 61 8 39 180 Prosthogonimus Sp 42 0 1 0 43 Raillietina tetragona 0 11 0 0 11 Suburula brumpti 0 3 0 0 3 TOTAL 155 162 46 212 575 Table 7.
Two species of trematodes, Prosthogonimus cuneatus and Echinostoma revolutum (Fagasinski 1962, Kanev 1985), one cestode, Microsomacanthus paracompressa (Vassilev and Kamburov 1969) and one nematode, Thominx phasianina, (Vassilev and Kamburov 1965) are European species never reported in the United States (Table 1) in turkeys.
Two parasites found in this study (Prosthogonimus cuneatus, Prosthogonimus ovatus) are found in the lower portion of the uterus and can mechanically block spermatozoa from reaching the ova in the upper oviduct, resulting in infertility (Morgan and Hawkins, 1949).