Species which are pathogenic to cat include:
- Balantidium coli
Cattle are usually asymptomatic carriers of this parasite.
Diagnosis is based on isolation of oocysts in fecal samples.
Treatment is usually effective with metronidazole, oxytetracycline or secnidazole.
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