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What is the final host for Dipetalonema reconditum?



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Asked by OBrienEE, Last updated: Feb 12, 2020

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i.Rubiny

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Answered Sep 25, 2017

The final host for the dipetalonema reconditum is the dog. Any species of dog can be the host for this parasitic worm, and it is a bit of a scary thought. This particular species of parasitic worm is more of an inert force in the dog. Dogs that are infested with dipetalonema reconditum often never show symptoms.

There aren’t a lot of knowns about this particular species because the worm is mistaken for the heartworms that dogs can get from mosquitoes; these are gotten from lice and fleas. These worms often are only found when the animal is being necropsied after death, adding to the confusion. (For those who don’t know, a necropsy is simply an autopsy done on a non-human organism.)

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OBrienEE

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Answered Aug 28, 2017

Dog
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