Dirofilaria immitis

Dirofilaria immitis (Leidy, 1856) Railliet & Henry, 1911 Figures 4-52 through 4-56) ETYMOLOGY:Diro = dread + filaria = thread along with immitis = ???????? SYNONYMS:Filaria sanguinis Cobbold, 1869; Dirofilarialouisianensis Faust, Thomas, and Jones, 1941. HISTORY:...

Brugia beaveri

Brugia beaveri Ash and Little, 1964 This worm was originally described from the lymph nodes, skin, and carcass of the raccoon (Procyonlotor) in Louisiana, USA (Ash and Little, 1964). It was later shown to infect cats experimentally (Harbut and Orihel, 1995) and...

Brugia malayi

Brugia malayi (Brug, 1928) Buckley, 1960 (Figures 4-50 through 4-51) ETYMOLOGY: Brugia for Dr. Brug and malayi for the area in which the parasite was initially isolated. SYNONYMS:Filariamalayi Brug, 1927; Microfilariamalayi (Brug, 1927) Faust, 1929; Filariabancrofti...

Brugia patei

Brugia patei (Buckley, Nelson, & Heisch, 1958) Buckley, 1960 In 1958, Buckley et al. described a new species of Brugia collected from dogs, cats, and civet cats on the Pate Island of Kenya Africa. In 1960, Buckely created the new genus Brugia to contain this and...

Brugia pahangi

Brugia pahangi (Buckley & Edeson, 1956) Buckley, 1960 (Figure 4-49) ETYMOLOGY:Brugia for Dr. Brug and pahangi for Pahang, Malaysia where the worm was discovered. HISTORY: This worm was originally described as Wuchereriapahangi from cats and dogs in Malaysia...