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<p align="CENTER"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: large;"><b>ASCOCOTYLINAE</b></span></span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"> The Ascocotylinae are a group of trematodes that is characterized by an elongation of the oral sucker </span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><b>(Figure 2-16)</b></span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;">. The genus </span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Ascocotyle</i></span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"> now contains worms that were previously included in the genera </span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Phagicola</i></span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;">, </span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Leighia</i></span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;">, and </span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Parascocotyle</i></span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;">. There are seven different species of </span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Ascocotyle</i></span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"> that have been reported from cats. All these trematodes gain access to cats through the ingestion of fish containing the metacercarial stage. It appears that many of these are parasites of other animals but that they are capable of developing in the cat if it happens to ingest the infected fish.</span></span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><b>Figure 2-16.</b></span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Ascocotyle chandleri</i></span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"> from an experimentally infected cat that was fed killifish, </span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Cyprinodon</i></span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>variegatus</i></span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;">, containing the metacercarial stage. Note the elongated oral sucker.</span></span></p>
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