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Tapeworms of cattle in Australia can be divided into 2 broad groups:

Adult tapeworms in cattle:

Larval cysts of tapeworms in cattle:

Three larval tapeworms develop in cattle, their adult stages are found in dogs and in one case, man.

  • Hydatid cystsEchinococcus granulosus cysts in the liver and lungs.
  • Beef measlesTaenia saginata (Cysticercus bovis) cysts in the muscles.
  • Bladder wormTaenia hydatigena (Cysticercus tenuicollis cysts) in the peritoneum (membrane lining the abdominal cavity).

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