Thysanosoma actinoides

Thys·a·no·so·ma ac·ti·noi·des

(this'ă-nō-sō'mă ak'ti-noy'dēz),
Fringed tapeworm of sheep, a relatively short, thick worm (family Anocephalidae) in which the posterior borders of the proglottids are fringed. It inhabits the small intestine, but often invades the bile ducts and causes many livers to be condemned for human food. It is essentially nonpathogenic and is common in stock-raising countries, where it infects a wide variety of ruminants; oribatid mites are probably the vectors.
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PRESENCE IN OVINE Thysanosoma actinoides FOR HUNTING IN SOUTH OF THE STATE OF SONORA
Si bien algunos autores menciona la presencia de Thysanosoma actinoides en ovinos, bovinos y venados en el Norte y sur de America (Quiroz, 1996).
El organo blanco en el ciclo de vida de Thysanosoma actinoides es el higado, en especifico los conductos biliares, pudiendo localizarse en conductos pancreaticos y en el intestino delgado de los rumiantes.