Tritrichomonas

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Tritrichomonas

(trī-trik'ō-mō'nas),
A genus of parasitic protozoan flagellates, formerly part of the genus Trichomonas but now separated as a distinct genus by the absence of a pelta and the presence of three anterior flagella. Species include Tritrichomonas foetus, which causes bovine trichomoniasis, and Tritrichomonas suis, which occurs in the nasal passages, stomach, cecum, and colon of pigs.
See also: Trichomonas.
[G. tri-, three, + Trichomonas]

Tritrichomonas

a genus of protozoan parasites with three anterior flagella in the family Trichomonadidae.

Tritrichomonas caviae
found in the cecum and colon of guinea pigs but is not pathogenic.
Tritrichomonas eberthi
found in the ceca of the chicken, turkey and duck.
Tritrichomonas enteris
found in the cecum and colon of Bos indicus and Bos taurus, but has no pathogenic effects.
Tritrichomonas equi
thought at one time to be the cause of acute and chronic undifferentiated diarrhea in horses but usually considered to be non-pathogenic.
Tritrichomonas foetus
found in cattle, pig, horse and deer; causes trichomoniasis in cattle and large bowel diarrhea in dogs and cats.
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Electron micrograph Tritrichomonas foetus.By permission from Parkinson TJ, England GCW, Arthur GH, Arthur's Veterinary Reproduction and Obstetrics, Saunders, 2001
Tritrichomonas minuta
found in the cecum and colon of rat, mouse and hamster.
Tritrichomonas muris
found in the cecum and colon of mouse, rat, hamster and wild rodent.
Tritrichomonas suis
found in the stomach, small intestine, cecum and nasal passages of pigs.