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Table 1 Data of recovery, length and development of T. pisiformis adults and cysticerci during infections in dog, hamsters and rabbits

From: Development of Taenia pisiformis in golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)

  Parasitized host Number of animals used Number of infected animals (%) Total parasites recovered/number of animals parasitized at necropsy Features of recovered parasites  
      Development Length (cm)
Taeniosis Dog 1 1 (100) 7/1 Mature
Gravid
13,15
41,54,57,59,79
  Hamsters 10 10 (100) 6/4 Immature
Mature
Gravid
Gravid
3,6
10,12
21
25
Cysticercosis Rabbits (eggs from the dog tapeworms) 5 4 (80) 47/4 5 non-developed
2 viable/5 non-developed
10 viable/3 non-developed
19 viable/3 non-developed
0.3
0.9-1.1/0.3-0.5
  Rabbits (eggs from hamster tapeworms) 5 2 (40) 8/2 2 non-developed
6 viable
0.3
0.9-1.1